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Dear Editor, Fa'atulou atu i le mamalu lasilasi o le tatou Atunu'u ae se'i o'u alo atu i se gagana faigofie mo i latou o lo'o fa'atagisia le Malo o Amerika mo le sitiseni. Greetings to our readers home on island and across the world. Let me ask a question to those that want this citizenship, the...
An overlooked peculiarity denying citizenship to a small number of Americans seems headed for the nation’s High Court to resolve after a ruling in a lower court. Utah residents John Fitisemanu, Pale Tuli and Rosavita Tuli, all originally from the territory of American Samoa, filed suit in the U.S....
We are disappointed by the opinion of the Utah federal court in the Fitisemanu case. It will certainly come as a surprise to tens of thousands of American Samoans that a federal judge in Utah has ruled that they are now United States citizens. Because the residents of American Samoa have vibrant...
Honorable Alliitama L. Sotoa
 Chairman, Democratic Party of American Samoa Re: Congratulations Dear Mr Chairman, Congratulations on your recent election as Chairman of the Democratic Party of American Samoa. Although you have lived in California for many years, I am certain you have not lost your...
“Make Earth Great Again” painted on canvas, held by a man in his 40s. Teachers clutching permission slips next to students who joined the cause. The raucous chanting as we marched down Philadelphia’s Market Street. The Global Climate Strike may have empowered each protester with vigor and hope for...
Dear Editor, It’s another year to celebrate, honor and recall service members and comrades in arms on Veterans Day. This year I would like to dedicate my time to collect the names of our Samoan grandmothers, mothers and sisters that have served in the United States Armed Forces before 1989. The US...
BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support “sustainable” projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China’s multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
Honolulu, HAWAII — For as long as I have known Tulsi Gabbard, I now understand I have never known her and probably never will. So much of what she does seems to make sense only to her. After she announced Thursday she will not run for another term for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District seat, it...
A few times now, my father says he is waiting for his ride to go home, but he is at home. When he sees me, there is a glimmer of recognition before he starts to talk about his ride to take him home. My father Afoa — an avid fisherman and golfer — loves to spend time with his children, grandchildren...
In the news story, “Case dismissed against DPS detective who allegedly resisted arrest”, Samoa News mistakenly identified Ass’t Attorney General Christy Dunn, as the person Det. Justin Thomsen was alleged staying with at the time of the incident. It was allegedly Ass’t Attorney General Laura Garvey...

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