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HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is inviting people to take part in the Hawaiian Airlines Holoholo Challenge, a virtual fitness challenge that offers participants a choice to holoholo (to go out) throughout October and run or walk a 50- or 130-mile “course” while practicing safe social distancing. "...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Suicide Prevention Month (September) with the following statement:  “We are making progress in many areas of mental health and removing any outdated sense of stigma associated with seeking treatment or...
Replacement switchgear
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over the Labor Day weekend, ASPA technicians replaced obsolete electrical switchgear inside its Tafuna power plant. The replacement switchgear is valued at $1.5million and installation and commissioning was done in house.  This is a major accomplishment as the old...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While there is no specific budget item amount to pay a veterinarian, Agriculture director Sala Dr. Mataese Samuelu says the highest pay scale is around $50,000 and it’s included in the budget numbers for the Agriculture Department’s (DoA) fiscal year 2021 proposed budget...
Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson defended his previous statement that only 6 out of 251 applicants passed the entrance exams for the current Police Academy, and the “results are really bad”, during his appearance before the House Public Safety Committee last week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave home pursuant to a civil protection order from the High Court and approached his brother with a machete is now in custody after he was arrested by police on the weekend. Edward Floor made his initial appearance in District Court this week. He...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United States Flag and the American Samoa flags are both being flown at half-staff today, Sept. 11th, at government facilities in American Samoa, as ordered yesterday by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in keeping with the proclamation issued by US President Donald Trump in...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fourth round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks, totaling more than $2 million is being distributed today, Sept. 11th and it’s expected to cause a traffic slow-down in the town area. In a brief statement yesterday morning, ASG Treasurer Ueligitone...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Converting contract workers to career service employees and an acting director testifying before the Fono during Joint Budget Committee hearings were two target subjects raised by lawmakers during the review of the Territorial Energy Office budget for FY 2021. According...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the new projects to be funded under the Governor’s Special Programs proposed for fiscal year 2021 is money set-aside for the Leapaga Family land lease, court house repairs and payouts for political appointees. But no questions were asked on several projects under...

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