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Opinion

“No, we don’t wear leaves. No, we don’t live in huts. And no, we don’t swim to school." When I first visited the U.S. mainland three years ago, these were my answers, all of which I assumed to be common sense to the students who asked me about my life at home. I’m from American Samoa. And if you...
Dear Editor, Let us all be on ‘heightened awareness’ to the whereabouts and safety of our children at all times. Be watchful and sensitive towards our elderly looking at the devastation. They will most likely be very emotionally and mentally distressed for the future. I’m sure many children are...
Dear Editor, I would like to humbly thank our first responders and the private companies for there efforts post Cyclone GITA; and especially KHJ Radio for their great community outreach, when there was darkness, KHJ was our light. I like many was not prepared for Gita. In the past we are pounded...
Dear Editor, 'TS' Gita, is by far, the best thing that has happened, during & since the Lolo & Lemanu administration came into existence. How so, you might ask? 1st & foremost, this unfortunate event, Gita, requires a rapid & quick "Wake up" call to respond, in order to better...
Mo le Susuga i le Komesina Le’i; Fa’atulou atu i le paia o si tatou atunu’u ina ne’i sala se gagana, malu ave i fale sou finagalo. Ae ua laga se manatu ona o le lomiga a le nusipepa ia Fepuari 12, 2018 “Court Briefs”. O nei fa’asalalauga i luga o le televise ma le nusipepa, luga o le televise na e...
Monday evening, February 5, Samoa News photojournalist/columnist Barry Markowitz had his camera gear, laptop, ipad, local cell phone, medical prescriptions, blood sugar testing supplies and his cpap breathing machine seized by American Samoa’s Airport Customs for refusing to pay excise taxes on...
Industrialization hasn't made fishing more efficient. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
It’s often said that there are plenty more fish in the sea. For most of human history, that was true. From ancient Minoans to postwar industrial trawl fleets, mankind found wealth from harvesting more and more of the sea’s seemingly endless abundance of creatures. The more fishermen tried, the more...
E le tau mate sa tu i Fagalilo le tapa’au o le Alataua pe tua ma ni a le asō, a’o toe sa’afi’afiga o le soifua ma le tautua tuāvae a le afioga i le Faatonu, le fetalaiga iā Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona. Se ua segia le mauli ma tau tuu fesili pe aisea na tutulu ai le lagi mauga, fai mai na faasifo i...
Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Tavita Solomona  [Courtesy photo]
The sudden passing of Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Tavita Solomona, Director of the Department of Health and Social Services, is still being felt throughout the territory one week after he collapsed in his office, Monday, December 11, at about 11:30am of what is believed to have been a massive heart attack....
Senior global politics and comparative ethnic studies major Roanna Zackhras, left, and senior biology major Ula Pele say officials could promote diversity by visiting the Samoan community on campus. [ABBY LINNENKOHL | The Daily Evergreen]
A semester after several WSU administrators took a five-day trip to Samoa, many are still unsure as to whether the trip actually brought about any tangible change. WSU President Kirk Schulz and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales initiated the trip with the stated goal of learning...

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