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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has received the petition from Tagata Tutu Fa'atasi Alliance, the group behind the move for repatriation of American Samoa residents stranded in the US, most of them in Hawaii — as the number of coronavirus cases spiked in many states. As of...
Honolulu, Hawaii — Lt. Gov. Josh Green has tested positive for COVID-19, he has confirmed to Hawaii News Now. It was not immediately clear whether the news would impact the governor — or if Green had had close contact with any other public officials who may need to be tested. According to the...
A glass pipe that can be used for smoking meth
Lihue, HAWAII (AP) — Hawaii is expected to receive more than $4 million in new federal funding to help respond to methamphetamine and opioid abuse. Democratic U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced the receipt of a grant that expanded its funding for the first time to address stimulants including...
Surge testing site on Oahu where medical personnel are beside a car
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii reported four new COVID-19 fatalities on Thursday, pushing the death toll from the virus in the islands since the pandemic began to 79. All of the deaths — two men and two women — were on Oahu. Officials said all of those who died were elderly, with the youngest in the...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is looking at all available options that would allow virus testing in Hawaii for repatriation passengers, who could be quarantined at a location in Honolulu before boarding a charter flight to American Samoa, says DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili...
Stack of documents presented to faipule.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “Tagata Tu Fa’atasi Alliance” group has launched an online petition calling on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and territorial government leaders for a repatriation flight to bring back home American Samoa residents stranded in the US since flights between Honolulu and...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale explained to representatives during Tuesday’s session this week that there is absolutely “no provision” under the election law that allows local voters and candidates intending to run for public office who are stranded off island due to...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii governor has approved another sweeping “stay-at-home” order for Oahu starting Thursday in a dramatic bid to rein in a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The order, which was described as similar to the one issued in March, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and...
Drive up testing in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii has the fastest-growing infection rate in the country, according to several statistical models that try to estimate how many people an infected person will spread the virus to. While public health experts warn of the limitations of some of these models, they also say other...
Dear Editor, Since the article “Stranded American Samoans offer solutions to their overseas plight” was printed in the Samoa News, there has been overwhelming support. However, the issue is not “The Solution(s)”, the problem according to the populace, is the lack of leadership and TRUST in the...

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