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Congresswoman Amata,Rep. Coffman, Health Subcommittee Chairman Dunn, and Chairman Roe
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, July 26, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined colleagues on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in speaking at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to highlight recent progress and the path forward on veterans’ legislation. The Veterans’ Affairs...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government's case against Sione Onelei Setu was dismissed this week after the jury found him not guilty of 1st degree sexual abuse. It took a little over an hour for the jury to deliberate before they announced their not guilty verdict late Wednesday afternoon. Setu...
Former DPS police officer Steven Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former DPS police officer Steven Tuato’o who eluded local authorities since last November and ducked out on answering the allegations against him is now in custody. Tuato’o, 43, was extradited from Washington state on Tuesday night and made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Two men were arrested by police over the weekend after allegations that they assaulted their wives while they were both under the influence of alcohol. Both men appeared in District Court on Monday for their initial appearances where they denied the charges against them....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior is moving to fill the Associate Justice position on the High Court of American Samoa, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has been informed that the federally funded position has gone out for advertisement on a federal online domain. Associate...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — A Samoan drug defendant, who is among the more than a dozen Samoans charges at federal court in Honolulu, has been sentenced to serve more than ten-years in federal prison, according to court documents. Alesana Vaimasanu’u, was among the 37 defendants who were charged in six...
2013 Fa'asao Marist Crusaders doing their own version of the harlem shake
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following a recent visit by a team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Fa’asao Marist High School has been given “two-years accreditation, with the next visit to be in 2020,” according to Catholic Education director, Brother Christopher Popwell...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was during the second day of the trial of a school teacher who is accused of sexual abuse of a student that the government called the victim to the witness stand as their first witness. After the victim’s testimony, the government then called 3 other witnesses to the...
 Pictured: Taulapapa William Sword, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagon, and Frank Barron.
Taulapapa William Sword spoke to Republican groups from all over the mainland about the Republican Party of American Samoa’s outreach in the territory and specifically on local fisherman having to fish outside National Monuments.   Members of the RPAS attending the Republican National Committee...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of unlawful possession of drugs last year pled guilty in High Court last week during a Change of Plea hearing. Tavita Amperosa, a 39-year-old man, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, a felony...

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