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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of selling marijuana to members of the public at the Fagatogo Market has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Semu Laulu, 32, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana); and unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A taxi driver, who was released from custody last Friday to await sentencing, is back in jail, after he tested positive for meth. Faasasao Mauga appeared in High Court this week for his initial appearance, pursuant to a bench warrant that was issued after the court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dozens of the territory's senior citizens were at the Suigaula Ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei last week, during a program organized by Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) director Evelyn Lili'o Satele and her staff, and led by Acting Governor Lemanu Peleti...
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Tucson, ARIZONA — The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, is inviting those interested in the healthcare profession to join their vibrant community and become board certified. There are a number of scholarships to the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine for the...
 Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Young and some of our community in Alaska in 2017
Washington, DC – Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata was one of seven members to sign a bipartisan letter to the Department of Homeland Security regarding its administrative rules which place undue constraints on Compact of Freely Associated States migrants seeking to obtain REAL...
The deaf/ hard of hearing students at Manulele Tausala Elementary, pictured with instructors/ deaf educators — Dana Love-Ili and Hofeni Fitiao — and parents.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The deaf/ hard of hearing students at Manulele Tausala Elementary, pictured with instructors/ deaf educators — Dana Love-Ili and Hofeni Fitiao — and parents. The class kicked off Tuesday this week, which coincides with Deaf Week 2019, under the theme: "Deaf Can". Also...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has taken under a advisement a motion this week by defense attorney, Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei — asking to dismiss the government's case against his client, Togamamao Letuligasenoa. The defendant, who is out on a $2,000 cash bond...
Dale Long, Teri Hunkin and Mike Sala.
Concord, CALIFORNIA — While visiting his family in Portland, Oregon, Mike Sala heard through the "coconut wireless" that his Lion brother, Dale Long, was recovering from a stroke in Concord, California. When he heard that news, Mike immediately booked a flight to the Bay Area to visit Dale and his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "Although it's hard to walk away from our patients, we have no choice but to take a stand because we have families to feed and bills to pay." These were the words of a frustrated nurse at LBJ Medical Center yesterday morning to Samoa News. She said a number of nurses,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 56-year-old man from Samoa accused of causing severe injuries to another person with a machete has pled guilty. Faamanu Petelo, who remains in custody unable to post a $10,000 surety bond, was initially charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and two misdemeanors...

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