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Anchorage, ALASKA — “Charge!” You know it, the bugle call in every old Western movie when the cavalry comes riding in. These days, in the 907, recent high school graduates know their party is being rescued when they hear a very different kind of horn. A car horn — or rather, dozens of them....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared Monday, May 25th as a government holiday, for Memorial Day — which is also a federal holiday. “The essence of Memorial Day is to remember and to memorialize the heroic, gallant, courageous, valiant, and selfless acts of our men and...
Passenger getting off Air New Zealand plane
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s newly announced Chief Justice along with several other passengers described as VIPs who arrived into Faleolo International Airport on Friday afternoon have been moved to and from three separate hotels in the past 24 hours. According to a staff member of the Ministry of Health...
Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season.
(AP) — The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row after row of bleacher seats. The photo is 102 years old. The Georgia Tech alumni Twitter feed posted a black-and-white photo of the...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Travellers arriving in Samoa on planned repatriation flights are being warned to comply with State of Emergency orders or face fines of up to $US700 which is equivalent to $WST2000. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said any passengers intending to travel to Samoa need to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding efforts in Congress toward a new round of economic relief: “Congress has passed four coronavirus relief bills since March — all very much bipartisan — totaling about $2.8 trillion. Some of that relief is...
Kauai County Councilman Mason Chock
Kauai, HAWAII — A cluster of four suicides in seven days on Kauai has raised the alarm on the Garden Isle among mental health professionals and community advocates. The four deaths were all young men in their 20s or 30s with no known connection between them. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has sparked...
Some Samoana high school seniors waiting to take part in their photo shoot outside the Lee Auditorium.
Some of Samoana High School seniors gathered next to the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium earlier this week before their photo-shoot for the high school’s virtual graduation. The senior class later attended a meeting with their parents. The photo-shoot has seniors in their caps and gowns that will then...
Samoa's prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's prime minister says he has deep reservations about reopening borders. Samoa was one of the first to lock down because of Covid-19, fearing a repeat of last year's measles epidemic which killed 83 people. The country's tourism industry has been hard hit by the shut down, and...
Three Neil’s ACE Home Center employees wearing social distancing t-shirts
“Help us practice social distancing” is the message printed on t-shirts of  Neil’s ACE Home Center employees in this company photo shared yesterday on its Facebook page, encouraging customers and the public to practice this protocol, during the COVID-19 state of emergency. It is also the protocol...

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