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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a successful first step this week for the major appropriations bill that will fund Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, and said the House bill writers have included her request for a fourth straight yearly increase for American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman accused of stealing a rental car and crashing it into a rock wall near a store in Iliili almost 3 years ago is now in custody after police arrested her last week pursuant to an arrest warrant. The young woman is Theresa Luamanu, the defendant in this case....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police in Fagatogo after he went into his wife’s and children’s house with a machete in his hand. The defendant made his initial appearance in court yesterday morning. He’s charged with private peace disturbance and 3rd degree assault. Bail is set...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech announced Coral Reef Initiative and Natural Resources program funding from the Office of Insular Affairs to protect coral reefs, conduct clean-up and restoration activities, and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of four convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 90 days to seek and secure gainful employment. If Alatonu Finau is unable to secure gainful employment, the court ordered him to report...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In response to the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor’s concern over the growing number of patients requiring off-island care, the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency has chartered a Hawaiian Airlines plane for the transport of Medicaid patients to Hawaii as approved...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Deficiency in Internal Controls” exist when it comes to tax assessment and collection, as well as “control deficiency” in excise tax documentation, were some of the findings and questionable costs, identified by independent auditors, during their audit of the government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Additional repatriation fights have been confirmed to return the rest of local residents stranded in Samoa, to American Samoa. While there has been no official statement from ASG, both Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways confirmed the additional flights on both its websites...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Tafeta is now in custody on the allegation that he dragged his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her in February of 2018. It is not clear at this time why it took so long for the government to arrest Winston Toleafoa, the defendant in this...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has reopened American Samoa’s congressional office at Fagatogo Square for weekday hours, and wants people to know constituent services are available. This decision to have the office open is based on the current local circumstances...

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