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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The extended period of strong winds and battering high surf continues to affect the American Samoan Island chain early this week. Damaging winds of 50 to 55 mph still threaten this area through Tuesday night. High surf continues along American Samoa's north shore...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two females were arrested last week and charged with disturbing the public peace. Lei Apelu, 30, and Ruth Talaleu, 29, made their initial appearances in District Court last week, where Judge Elvis P. Patea ordered their release under certain conditions. Apelu and Talaleu...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
 Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants; the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, and the HOME program.   “These are helpful funds ...
Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale shaking hands with senators
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the conclusion of a Senate committee hearing last Friday, Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale officially announced publicly that he was stepping down as Attorney General, but he did elaborate on his future plans. (But senators have known that Talauega planned to be Lt. Gov...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata, as well as the US State Department, have filed separate notices of their intent to appeal the US citizenship decision issued last month by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The State Department, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Malaeloa accused of stealing a vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Ishmael A. Sefo, who has been in custody since his arrest in 2018 appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Sefo was initially charged with...
Department of Parks and Recreation, Ken Tupua (far left) with other Parks employees
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s not often people see ASG department directors or agency heads getting their hands dirty. Last week, following a night of continuous showers, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, Ken Tupua (far left) came armed with a shovel and was digging around a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ten months ago, the Army Reserve’s first Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR) held its grand opening in American Samoa. The MSAR is an indoor firing range with ten 25-meter lanes. According to the manufacturer, Laser Shot Simulations, the MSAR has the capability to handle...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Expect Damages American Samoa; Winds to 60mph. American Samoa, prepare for Damaging Winds, Destructive Surf and Flooding Rains. An extremely active monsoonal trough in close proximity to American Samoa, will generate increasingly strong winds for the island through...

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