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Meth pipe on a mirror
“Drug addiction in Samoa — just what I needed” is a powerful story about a man’s life spiraling downward from addiction and his wife’s struggle to maintain her family and her belief in God. Samoa News believes it’s a story that needs to be told and read in our community that is suffering from ‘aisa...
Nurses  who work in the LBJ ER
O se va’aiga i le vasega o tamaitai tausima’i uma lava ua faia le toniga ma o lo’o faigaluega i latou i le ER i le tatou falema’i tele i Faga’alu. O le latou toniga lea na amatalia ai le latou vaiaso i le aso Sa, May 03, 2020 i lenei tausaga. Malo le galulue malo fo’i le tausima’i. [ata: foa’i]  
Some members of Victor Toma family
“Usita’i i le fa’asa o le Coronavirus!” O le tala lea ua aumaia fa’alelei e le aiga o Tito ma Ioane Fuataga i Pago Pago Amerika Samoa, fa’afetai le usita’i ma ua iloga lava o outou e o mai Amerika Samoa i a outou pupuni foliga felalanulanua’i mai le elei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Some of the ladies of Hope Ministries
Ua finagalo le Hope Ministries ina ia toe fa’atasitasi se latou fonotaga aua ua iloga fo’i ua lutia le atunuu i afaina o le taofiga mo le Coronavirus, ma o se ala taua fo’i lea e fa’auia ai le latou fesoasoani mo le mamalu o le atunuu o loo i ai le mana’omia i le tausiga lelei o fanau fa’atasi ai...
Firetruck that crashed on Afono road.
A DPS police officer facing the fire truck that crashed killing two firefighters yesterday morning on the Afono mountain-road. A source told Samoa News that the four firefighters were on their way back to the main fire station in Fagatogo after responding to a fire in Afono when the deadly accident...
Ladies of the Fa’asao Class of 1980
O se va’aiga i tamaitai lalelei o le Vasega Fa’aiuaso a le aoga maualuga a Fa’asao High School i na tausaga, ua potopoto i le Sadie's by the Sea ina ia fa’amanatuina le aso soifua o Alesi Petaia Aga ma le tamaita’i o Ailua Atuatasi. O se fiafaiga matagofie ma ua le sa ai fo’i le vavamamao aua ua...
The Litra Torch
Honolulu, HAWAII — How poetic.  Last summer I was invited to the motion picture techie conference at Paramount Studio called CineGear.  Poetic because my Grandfather was a lighting director at Paramount during the "Golden Age" of movie studio production" (1932-1968). So happy to be in my...
Rev. Father Kolio Etuale (middle) surrounded by students of St. Theresa Elementary School
Rev. Father Kolio Etuale (middle) surrounded by students of St. Theresa Elementary School where he serves as school chaplain. According  to school principal Victor Langkilde, Father Kolio is the longest serving chaplain at one school (close to 15 years). “Father Kolio is always there for us, even...
Burned out second story of Scanlan building
Aftermath of the Scanlan building fire that burned Friday afternoon. Mary Scanlan noted that it probably was a ‘wiring’ problem that caused the fire, but the investigation will officially begin on Monday. Buildings to the sides and in the back look like they survived with minimum damage. ...
Scanlan building in Fagatogo on fire
Followers on Samoa News Facebook page are reporting firefighters and area residents battled to contain and extinguish a fire at The Scanlan Building in Fagatogo late Friday afternoon, April 25.  More information as it becomes available. See video elsewhere in this issue. [photo: Facebook]

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