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A user playing the new NeMO-Net game that helps NASA classify the world's coral from their own home
Silicon Valley, CALIFORNIA — NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems. During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research...
Some of the 29 missionaries boarding the charter flight
At the Pago Pago International Airport yesterday after 11a.m. are some of the 29 missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as they boarded a Delta Air Lines charter flight to uplift them out of Pago Pago. See story for details. [photo: J Pritchard/Photogenix/Port Admin]
Donations from Chamber of Commerce member, Wightman Crane & Stuart
American Samoa received a huge donation from one of its Chamber of Commerce members,  Wightman Crane & Stuart. “We are grateful to our Chamber members for their concern and compassion towards our healthcare providers, other public servants, and community leaders,” said Chamber chairperson, Ella...
Pentagon Construction employees
One company has taken into account the hardships that are facing their employees on a daily basis and has responded with genuine compassion. The 40+ Pentagon Samoa Construction employees were surprised when picking up their paychecks yesterday, they were presented with 2 cases of chicken legs each...
National Marine Sanctuaries photo of dive
There comes a time in every coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantiner’s life when they discover that they can no longer scroll through Tiger King memes or consider baking sourdough bread. And when that time comes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Virtual Dives feature is here to...
Ua fiafia tele aua ua sauni mo le vala’au mai e malaga loa I le va’alele ma aga’i atu i Honolulu, Hawaii i le aso Tofi i Samoa. O i latou o sitiseni Ausetalia ma Sitiseni o Amerika, peita’i ua va’aia o i laotu e to’atele lava o tagata Samoa. [ata: foa’i]
A house in Fiji destroyed by Cyclone Harold
A house destroyed by Cyclone Harold that swept though Fiji's southwestern corner on Wednesday with lashing winds as high as 120 mph, with the southern island of Kadavu forecast to endure a direct hit. In the meantime, Tonga's Met Service issued a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory for the...
one building and two Samoan faleo’o
This Samoa News photo taken yesterday shows the status of the the future home of the Sogelau Monument and Samoan Village in Fagatogo, where the old fire station used to be located. Once completed it will have one building and two Samoan faleo’o — or grass huts. [photo:FS]  
Frank De Lima pushing a shopping cart and giving shaka sign
In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 photo, comedian Frank De Lima poses with a "shaka" gesture while standing in the checkout line at a Sam's Club store in Honolulu.  Before the pandemic, his trips to the warehouse store were filled with handshakes and hugs. But not now. On a recent visit, he had to...
Black RAV-4 with front end smashed
Pictured here is one of the vehicles that was involved in an accident last Friday afternoon in front of Fagaalu Park that caused a huge traffic jam — going both directions. The black RAV-4 (pictured) collided with an Aiga bus and Samoa News observed the EMS and Medical units dispersed to aid those...

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