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Pre-Thanksgiving Day events are underway today and include Leone High School’s Annual Turkey Run at 4:30a.m this morning, featuring six categories — including professional runners and power walkers. Following the run, there will be Zumba, a turkey float competition, canned food drive competition,...
A young man who was convicted for misdemeanor stealing has been ordered to serve 30 days behind bars. Ben Iosefa Tiapula was convicted of stealing from his friend’s mother. The stolen property included a speaker, a telephone, and a bag. The stolen items were recovered by police and returned to the...
American Samoa was one of the groups represented at the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dried Fruit Expo in Washington, D.C.,on Nov. 16, 2017.  This was also the first effort by American Samoa to introduce tropical fruit products to the USDA. The event provided an opportunity to...
To improve its financial stipend program and help its patient-recipients, the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, through funding received from the Department of the Interior in 2017, in partnership with LBJ Hospital, is establishing a community based ‘patient navigation program’ — Tautai...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called a special session of the Fono to convene for ten-days to address two pressing issues to be submitted by the administration. Under the local constitution, the governor can call a special session of the Fono and the call letter should include the agenda of issues...
Meghan Tanuvasa is a student enrolled in Abilene Christian University's Master's of Conflict Management and Resolution online program. Currently, she is working as a counselor at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tafuna. "I admire her work and what she's doing as a counselor at the Juvenile...
A man who was arrested during one of the three raids by detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit two weeks ago waived his right to a preliminary examination and his case is now bound over to the High Court. Cody Wood, who is still in custody unable to post a $200,000 bond, appeared before...
Family members of several inmates who are serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) are lodging complaints against the American Samoa Government, specifically the Department of Public Safety (DPS), for failing to fulfill their obligation of feeding and taking care of inmates while...
Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Utu Abe Malae apologizes for the "substandard service to Aunu'u at this time" and says he is "looking for someone who can take care of Aunu'u and Manu'a, as the logistics challenge for Aunu'u is actually more difficult than that for...
The Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Land Grant division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a special presentation titled “See the Change You Want to Be, and Be the Change You Want to See” which included the premiere screening of two new health awareness...

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