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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has proposed a budget plan of more than $5 million for its Summer Semester and the Fall Semester, utilizing both online and face-to-face courses, to remain compliant with the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. While...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement observing PTSD Awareness Month (June) and PTSD Awareness Day (June 27): “PTSD can be a difficult topic, and isn’t yet always fully understood. It’s important for people to know more about it, in order to be there...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man from Samoa was arrested last month on the allegation that he stabbed a man with a kitchen knife. Then when he was being taken into custody, illegal drugs were found in his possession. According to the government’s case, it was around 5:37 p.m on May...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An intoxicated man who was picked up by cops two weeks ago and charged with public peace disturbance; resisting arrest and attempted stealing has been released on his own recognizance, under standard conditions. Vilitoga Aleki made his initial appearance in District...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the Lolo Administration is pushing forward with a secondary access road through the properties of the Fonoti and Leapaga families to the main road at Malaeimi, residents of Fagaima have voiced new concerns over problems at the Fagaima road following recent heavy...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody last week after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance (PPD) matter in Tafuna. Naseri Opetaia, 40, who has a previous assault conviction from 2013. made his initial appearance in court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 34-year-old man from Samoa who is accused of assaulting another man using a metal pipe has been arrested and charged with felonious second degree assault and two misdemeanor charges: property damage and unlawful stealing. Lafitaga Talia made his initial appearance in...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has a proposed a budget plan of more than $5 million for its Summer Semester and the Fall Semester, for the new school, utilizing both online and face-to-face courses, to remain compliant with governor’s COVID-19 emergency...
Education director, Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Education director, Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga confirmed yesterday that the local Education Department (ASDOE) is offering summer tutoring for students that have been identified needing additional assistance. The director told a cabinet meeting about two months ago that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who has a pending matter in the Family, Drug and Alcohol (FDA) court was arrested last week and charged with criminal contempt, along with violating local drug laws. According to the government's case, police got a call for assistance on Tuesday night, June 16th in...

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