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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the latest update from Hawaii, the number of people in ASG-Hawaii quarantine has decreased from 238 people, with the first COVID-19 test results from last week having three individuals who tested positive, while at least one person has left quarantine on their own....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who was released by the court two months ago on his own recognizance under the condition that he remain law abiding and stay alcohol and drug free, is now facing felony drug charges after he was re-arrested last week for alleged possession of marijuana...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man who has a pending matter in the Family, Drug and Alcohol (FDA) court was arrested last month and charged with criminal contempt, along with violating local drug laws. According to the government's case, police got a call for assistance in Iliili,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Agriculture Department is hosting next week the 2021 Annual Flag Day Food and Farm Fair and is seeking support from the business community. Agriculture director Solialealofiotagaloa I.T. Mutini, sent out a solicitation letter to the private sector saying that DoH...
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....
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (left) and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale (right)
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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