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More like a couple's retreat, class of ‘88 celebrated the 29 years since they graduated from Fagaitua High School with endless fun activities for four days in Las Vegas. Classmates from Alaska, Hawaii, Seattle, California and American Samoa traveled far to celebrate the class reunion in Las Vegas...
Today, American Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world to celebrate Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. Like the rest of the nation, many local residents are marking Thanksgiving with prayers and celebrations in gatherings with families and friends, as...
Pre-Thanksgiving Day events are underway today and include Leone High School’s Annual Turkey Run at 4:30a.m this morning, featuring six categories — including professional runners and power walkers. Following the run, there will be Zumba, a turkey float competition, canned food drive competition,...
A young man who was convicted for misdemeanor stealing has been ordered to serve 30 days behind bars. Ben Iosefa Tiapula was convicted of stealing from his friend’s mother. The stolen property included a speaker, a telephone, and a bag. The stolen items were recovered by police and returned to the...
American Samoa was one of the groups represented at the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dried Fruit Expo in Washington, D.C.,on Nov. 16, 2017.  This was also the first effort by American Samoa to introduce tropical fruit products to the USDA. The event provided an opportunity to...
To improve its financial stipend program and help its patient-recipients, the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, through funding received from the Department of the Interior in 2017, in partnership with LBJ Hospital, is establishing a community based ‘patient navigation program’ — Tautai...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called a special session of the Fono to convene for ten-days to address two pressing issues to be submitted by the administration. Under the local constitution, the governor can call a special session of the Fono and the call letter should include the agenda of issues...
Meghan Tanuvasa is a student enrolled in Abilene Christian University's Master's of Conflict Management and Resolution online program. Currently, she is working as a counselor at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tafuna. "I admire her work and what she's doing as a counselor at the Juvenile...
A man who was arrested during one of the three raids by detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit two weeks ago waived his right to a preliminary examination and his case is now bound over to the High Court. Cody Wood, who is still in custody unable to post a $200,000 bond, appeared before...
Family members of several inmates who are serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) are lodging complaints against the American Samoa Government, specifically the Department of Public Safety (DPS), for failing to fulfill their obligation of feeding and taking care of inmates while...

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