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Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala Warren
Apia, SAMOA — The judge hearing the trial of a 18-year-old for murdering a Chinese businessman in Samoa has called for greater tolerance of difference in the community. The man, Gogosina Lelei Leilua, pleaded guilty to the murder, being armed with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated robbery in...
Ciprian Contreras, second from right, with sunglasses
RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in “Rocky.” Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 19th letter, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised concerns with Fono leaders over the alleged verbal abuse of his cabinet members who appeared for hearings, especially the recently completed Fono Joint Budget Committee hearings for fiscal year 2020. And the...
Lani Wendt Young
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Lani Wendt Young is one of New Zealand's most successful writers - and like many popular figures, she's been the victim of serious online abuse. The Samoan-Maori author has written 11 books, including the bestselling young adult series, Telesā.  Out of any Pasifika author...
People visit a makeshift memorial in El Paso, Texas
NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend’s twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it’s all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered the stirrings of a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. “It’s time for journalists to...
HONOLULU — Kristin Pauker still remembers her uncle’s warning about Dartmouth. “It’s a white institution,” he said. “You’re going to feel out of place.” Dr. Pauker, who is now a psychology professor, is of mixed ancestry, her mother of Japanese descent and her father white from an Italian-Irish...