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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repeat offender Avau Mata’u was ordered by the court last month to serve out the remaining 8 months of a 20-month sentence from a 2017 case. The decision came after the court found Mata’u in violation of conditions of his 5-year probation. Mata’u was found guilty by the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave his girlfriend’s home pursuant to a civil protection order from the Court and approached his girlfriend and her family with a machete is in custody after he was arrested last month. Timothy Reupena made his initial appearance in District Court...
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WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday announced that it is accepting applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program grants to help provide educational and medical services in rural areas. The DLT program helps fund distance learning and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A driver of a vehicle pulled over by several police officers last month for violating traffic laws is now arrested and charged with violating local drug laws after police allegedly discovered drugs in his possession and in his vehicle. William Pio, who is on probation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following a request from fisheries officials in the US Pacific territories and others, the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has — again — extended the public comment period, for its proposed rule, to designate critical habitat for seven threatened corals in U....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During yesterday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga announced a planned new pay increase for the starting salary in government service and that such pay hikes can be absorbed by the government’s budget. Lemanu spoke about the planned pay increase...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasurer Malemo Tausaga, in a brief statement yesterday afternoon, announced that the seventh batch of tax refunds — of more than $740,00 — is scheduled for release today, Friday, Apr. 9th “Remainder of taxpayers who filed on Feb. 3, 2021 and numerous filers on Feb...
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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds eligible residents of the U.S. territories that if they receive unemployment compensation payments that are otherwise subject to U.S. income tax, they may be eligible to exclude up to $10,200 per person of unemployment compensation from U.S. income...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata joined Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04) in introducing two bipartisan reform bills to strengthen oversight and accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act would provide...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Ottoville last month is scheduled to appear in Court next week for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court two weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against...

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