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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Overall, the weather pattern this week over the territory will be more active compared to last week. We will monitor the movement and placement of a trough as it moves towards American Samoa throughout the week, which may give us heavy rain at times. Breezy conditions...
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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced last week that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man who was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, on the allegation that he unlawfully entered the home of another family and stole several items including a big fine mat, clothes, power tools and a laptop, is now charged with unlawful...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined Rep. TJ Cox (D-California), who led the effort, and Dean of the House Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) in a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging the SBA to continue making improvements to the Paycheck...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A 25-year-old male convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) two months ago was ordered by the court not to operate any moving vehicle in the territory for the 6 months of his probation. Malo Ulua’i, who never applied for a driver’s license appeared in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This is your quick weather update for the rest of the weekend and beginning of the new week. For more information on anything weather related, please give us a call on 699-9130 or visit our website at www.weather.gov/ppg. Stay hydrated and cool, American Samoa. Showers...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents and those in other US territories on social security will not be getting their stimulus checks directly from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — like the rest of the US — but instead will receive them next month through their territorial...
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Rose Atoll, AMERICAN SAMOA — The southernmost point of the United States is not in Florida or Hawaii… or even in the northern hemisphere. It’s here, the smallest in this chain of American Samoa islands. To get there, we chartered a boat from Pago Pago in American Samoa, 180 miles — about an 8-hour...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his father’s vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Tasesa Kuresa told officers the vehicle belonged to him, not his father. Kuresa was...
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WASHINGTON —  U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced last week that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal is expected reopen as a result of funding authorized by...

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