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Elon Musk
East Lancing, MICHIGAN — Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, acquired Twitter in a US$44 billion deal on April 25, 2022, 11 days after announcing his bid for the company. Twitter announced that the public company will become privately held after the acquisition is complete. In a filing with the...
Scene at LAX
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — This past Monday, Samoa News Photojournalist, Cool Stuff, was greeted by an onboard pilot announcement (on his return from the Vancouver Rugby 7s) happily announcing that inflight mask requirements were just made officially optional.   Then we all heard the good news that...
People lined up at customs check point at USPS
Custom Agents were busy examining people’s packages at the check point in front of the U.S Post Office in Fagatogo last week. In a culture that gathers its strength from community interaction: Social distancing during the pandemic tends to be a problem — but definitely mask wearing is not. [photo...
LBJ medical team
LBJ Medical Center team under the tent where visitors to the hospital are screened before entering the facility. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Lions Club members assemble gift packages
Gift packages seen in this courtesy photo are sorted for distribution to inmates housed at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Tafuna, as a community service project of the Lions Club of Pago Pago, which worked with others in the private sector for the contribution, providing a little kindness...
Gas price at the pump $5.13
The gas-pump at one of the local gas stations early yesterday morning shows the retail price of unleaded gasoline at $5.13 per gallon. When asked, an attendant at the station told a Samoa News staffer that retail price for land diesel fuel is also over $5 per gallon. Retail prices — exceeding the $...
A fishing observer in Marshall Islands
Medford, MA — People in the world’s developed nations live in a post-industrial era, working mainly in service or knowledge industries. Manufacturers increasingly rely on sensors, robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning to replace human labor or make it more efficient. Farmers can...
Bunny with Easter eggs in basket
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in American Easter celebrations. On Easter Sunday, children look for hidden special treats, often chocolate Easter eggs, that the Easter Bunny might have left behind. As a folklorist, I’m aware of the origins of the long and...
Moonlight over CCCAS church Ofu Manu'a
Moonlight night over CCCAS Church Ofu, Manu’a. Praying that the Lord fills all your heart with peace. Holds you in his love and blesses you with his grace, on this Holy Week and always. [photo: Will Thompson via Manu'a Community Worldwide]  
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR GRAPHIC
Lawrence, KANSAS — In the days leading up to Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will participate in retellings of the story of the last days of Jesus’ life, from his entry into Jerusalem to the Last Supper and to his trial, crucifixion and resurrection. They may walk the Stations of the...

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