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ASPA power plant in Satala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A spate of electric wire thefts in American Samoa has triggered power disruptions throughout the Tafuna area. Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority, Wallon Young, said four thefts had been discovered in the past two weeks. Outages had been...
 Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, candidate for governor; along with now-former Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After several months of speculation, it became official on Saturday during a campaign rally that Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, will be a candidate for governor and his running mate now-former Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, candidate for...
National Weather Service graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Strong and dangerous winds will increase to 60 to 65 mph through Monday night, and generate an extreme risk of hazards across American Samoa. Damaging Wind Impacts:-Roof damage, roofs blown off.-Trees and outdoor structures blown over.-Lots of dangerous debris on the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two females were arrested last week and charged with disturbing the public peace. Lei Apelu, 30, and Ruth Talaleu, 29, made their initial appearances in District Court last week, where Judge Elvis P. Patea ordered their release under certain conditions. Apelu and Talaleu...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
 Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants; the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, and the HOME program.   “These are helpful funds ...
Attorney general Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale (right) and Chief Immigration Officer, Peseta D. Fuimaono (left) testify
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale has officially resigned from his post to run for public office in the Nov. 3, 2020 gubernatorial race. Talauega, who has been serving as attorney general for six years under the Lolo Administration, plans to run as candidate for...
Screenshot from PBS New Hour Weekend
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs...
U.S. State Dept. logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata, as well as the US State Department, have filed separate notices of their intent to appeal the US citizenship decision issued last month by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The State Department, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Malaeloa accused of stealing a vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Ishmael A. Sefo, who has been in custody since his arrest in 2018 appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Sefo was initially charged with...
Department of Parks and Recreation, Ken Tupua (far left) with other Parks employees
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s not often people see ASG department directors or agency heads getting their hands dirty. Last week, following a night of continuous showers, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, Ken Tupua (far left) came armed with a shovel and was digging around a...

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