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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a sharp object to assault another man during a drinking session has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata reports the weekly update from the Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to show steady progress for American Samoa. Local employers have now successfully acquired 120 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) totaling over $6.6 million...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Weather Service Pago Pago makes it easy to track the weather. American Samoa, stay informed on the latest temperature, heat index, wind speed, wind direction, and sky cover. You can track the hourly weather observations recorded at National Weather Service...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s assertion in his recent letter to House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale that “he made it a point to reach out to the Fono leaders” to address the declarations, Speaker Savali informed the governor that the House of Representatives had only...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Traffic was backed up all the way to Pago yesterday morning as local residents crowded the town area — specifically the post office and the banks — for tax refunds and stimulus checks, which were mailed out this past weekend. In the meantime, the Territorial Bank has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is proposing to extend the current coronavirus emergency declaration, including the continued closing of borders for another 30-days, he says he has already been contacted by a Hawaii attorney who warned of a “movement” to block American...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Your decision to reopen the Legislative Branch without extending the courtesy to discuss it with me defies standard leadership protocols, cooperation and support,” wrote Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale in a May 13th letter. The governor was...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new committee appointed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga on May 17th to review and provide recommendations on the next move after the current Fourth Emergency Declaration expires May 31st has provided their recommendations. ASG coronavirus task force chairman, Iulogologo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction from three years ago was arrested two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his neighbor by hitting him on the head with a rock. When the defendant was arrested, police discovered drugs on his person and inside his...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Amata is the lead cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to give more flexibility to small businesses so they can use the PPP assistance to supply personal protective equipment to their employees, or otherwise use the money with more discretion to pay their most essential...

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