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Congresswoman Amata in HVAC hearing remotely with Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Julia Brownley on screen.
Washington, D.C. — This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a hearing with the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, in conjunction with the Women Veterans Task Force, entitled, “Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare.” This hearing examined the full...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was not pleased that some directors are not answering their phones while others have changed their numbers, but failed to update the information with the Governor’s Office. This was one of the issues raised by the governor at last week’s cabinet...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police last week for allegedly assaulting a man in front of an Asian store in the Tafuna area who allegedly attempted to steal a bag full of items from his vehicle parked in the store’s parking lot. Richard Tafilele made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested three weeks ago after he allegedly stabbed a man with a kitchen knife he had hidden in his pocket. Lotovale Taualai made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of 2nd degree assault, a class D felony and 3rd degree...
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii residents Julie Folk and her husband haven’t seen their four grandchildren since they left Honolulu in early March. Each time they rescheduled their flights, quarantine orders were extended. “We feel like we’re stuck here and we can’t come home,” Folk said by phone from...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement celebrating Independence Day: “God bless you and your families on this Fourth of July! Our plans for this day might be a little different this year, but we can still celebrate our freedom and our country with the people...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Dept. of Transportation this week granted Hawaiian Airlines request to renew until Aug. 1, its Service Obligation exemption to suspend air services between Honolulu and Pago Pago. Hawaiian sought a continue exemption under provisions of the federal CARES Act,...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of selling hand rolled marijuana cigarettes to two men last year has entered into a plea agreement. Alfred Taumaoe, 35, of Tafuna appeared in court last week for a pretrial conference but pled out instead. Taumaoe, a carpenter, was initially charged with...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lawmakers in American Samoa have confirmed they are receiving Covid-19 funding but that it will go towards finding suitable premises to work. The Senate President and Speaker of the House are getting cheques of $US20,000 and senators and representatives are receiving...
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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed congressional action to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020, to help small businesses. On Wednesday, by unanimous consent, the House passed S. 4116, a bipartisan bill extending access to PPP for the...

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