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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kamuta Faavae is now in custody after he was arrested last week and charged for unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Faavae, 42, made his initial appearance in court last week. He’s charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a felony that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a June 23rd general memorandum Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga established an executive branch policy “to respond to the needs of affected government employees stranded off-island” since local borders were shut down since late March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing the US Secretary of Interior say the government has completed its assessment of the petition by Territorial Correctional Facility inmate, James Barlow, who is awaiting a response from American Samoa on his application for a pardon, for...
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Concord, CA — Born in Oakland CA on May 6, 1935, Ralph Dale Long grew up in the East Bay area and lived there and in San Francisco with his two children — Ken and Jennifer — until the late ‘60s. It was then he took the family to Oregon and gave up playing bass in smoke-filled rooms and devoted full...
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Pago Pago — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reminded small businesses that the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is just days away on June 30th. “Any businesses that still want to access PPP must act right away,” said Aumua Amata. “If so, talk to a lender immediately...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was revealed during a police investigation that a man accused of stabbing his cousin’s boyfriend has an active arrest warrant for a sex case from last year. A woman called police last month to report that her boyfriend had been stabbed multiple times in the back and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man is being charged with unlawful possession of drugs and for allegedly trying to break into a store in Nu’uuli. Vincent Tapeni made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago. Tapeni, 29, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, and second...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To alleviate traffic congestion at Laufou Shopping Center and the surrounding areas, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has met with Nu’uuli traditional leaders to discuss an alternate route in and out of the shopping center as the number of vehicles on the road is on the rise....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) informed US Congressional members that American Samoa’s efforts to reduce its dependency on the territorial government and the tuna canning industry continue with attempts to diversify the local economy. Efforts to diversify...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 44-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her in the presence of their four young children was arrested and he’s now in custody. While arresting the man, police found a baggie of methamphetamine on him. The defendant made his initial...

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