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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man was charged last week in District Court after he allegedly stabbed a man while at a friend’s house. The victim sustained wounds on his left arm and shoulder and was admitted to the surgical ward, because the knife’s blade penetrated the joint area of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Monday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga instructed the American Samoa Shipyard Service Authority board of directors to find money to cover payroll in order to retain all current employees of the shipyard, which has been out out of commission since late...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At least two local farmers have joined the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce in lobbying the US Agriculture Department to include bananas on the list of specialty crops covered under the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which assists “commercial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident, Bryan Jackson has threatened to take the Department of Health to court over an allegation of violations of “safety codes” and “human rights” of travelers repatriated from Samoa that are quarantined at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA)...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man found driving while his driver’s license is permanently suspended is now facing a felony charge after the government filed additional charges against him this week. Uatime Leilua, who made his initial appearance in court on Monday, reappeared in court yesterday for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kamuta Faavae is now in custody after he was arrested last week and charged for unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Faavae, 42, made his initial appearance in court last week. He’s charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a felony that...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a June 23rd general memorandum Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga established an executive branch policy “to respond to the needs of affected government employees stranded off-island” since local borders were shut down since late March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing the US Secretary of Interior say the government has completed its assessment of the petition by Territorial Correctional Facility inmate, James Barlow, who is awaiting a response from American Samoa on his application for a pardon, for...
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Concord, CA — Born in Oakland CA on May 6, 1935, Ralph Dale Long grew up in the East Bay area and lived there and in San Francisco with his two children — Ken and Jennifer — until the late ‘60s. It was then he took the family to Oregon and gave up playing bass in smoke-filled rooms and devoted full...
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Pago Pago — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reminded small businesses that the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is just days away on June 30th. “Any businesses that still want to access PPP must act right away,” said Aumua Amata. “If so, talk to a lender immediately...

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