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  1. The Status of Marriage in the U.S. TerritoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Advocate

    ... Neville James indicated he would challenge or stymie enforcement of the ruling. No marriages for now. American Samoa: The marriage situation is in flux on this South Pacific island of 55,000 people. Unlike the three territories above, residents of ...

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  2. Coast Guard responds to fishers...Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Samoa News

    The US Coast Guard, last week in Honolulu, presented the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council with an overview of the new federal safety examination requirements for commercial fishing vessels. USCG Fisheries Enforcement Specialist Charlie Medlicott said the Coast Guard recognizes that these safety requirements may be inappropriate for small vessels fishing in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands .

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  3. Nova Southeastern University to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship ProgramRead the original story

    Monday | Newswise

    ... and Oceanography. The seven jurisdictions where these new fellows will be placed include: Florida, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. "This fellowship program ...

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  4. Former American Samoa government official sentenced to 22 months in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Langford admitted that in 2012 she was the Director of the Department of Human Resources of the Government of American Samoa (ASG), a territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean. As part of her duties, she was charged with ...

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  5. Video: Territories Converge in D.C...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Samoa News

    Governors and Congressional representatives from each of the U.S. Insular Areas gathered in Washington this week to attend their annual meeting with senior-level federal officials to discuss issues of importance to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S Virgin Islands. The 2013 Senior Plenary Session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas , hosting by the Department of the Interior, was co-chaired by White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes.

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  6. 'Bama flag company slammed with orders for Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Examiner.com

    ... Kennedy , president of Alabama Flag and Banner, normally deals in standards ranging from the US territory of American Samoa to the banner of Ferdinand and Isabella's Spanish Empire, Kennedy has taken to using in-store materials and equipment to fill ...

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  7. Stealing Hearts and Selling Them for PartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PRWeb

    ... readers on a roller- coaster ride across North America, racing down the coast of Costa Rica, jumping to American Samoa and up through the Bering Strait. "I grew up watching 'macho-men' actors like Charlton Heston, Arnold Schwarzenegger and ...

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  8. Shipyard Authority proposes budget...Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Samoa News

    The American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority is proposing a budget of just over $2 million for fiscal year 2014 with a workforce of 43 staff, according to the shipyard's budget document. Shipyard Services, which manages and operates the government owned Ronald Reagan Marine Railway shipyard in Satala, funds its own operation thru revenues collected for ship repairs and other services.

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  9. Ale Tifimalae confirmed as TAOA...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Samoa News

    ... Pago. Ale who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, is a former Treasurer for the American Samoa Government. In the governor's letter to the Fono he stated that Ale has a wealth of experience who served in many areas of ...

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  10. 2015 ELDP graduates 22 Pacific participantsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Samoa News

    ... Pacific Islands Training Initiative. Among the 22 participants of ELDP Class of 2015, were three representing American Samoa: Leifiloa Tanoi Felise (Department of Commerce), Magdalene (Lina) Petaia (Department of Commerce), and Salamasina Satele ...

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  11. Fundraisers scheduled for family...Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Samoa News

    School community members have planned several fundraisers to help defray funeral costs for the family of Osana Futi, an 18-year-old Newark Memorial High student who was fatally stabbed last weekend. Any funds raised will go toward the Osana Futi Memorial Fund and will help pay for funeral services in the East Bay and for transporting the teen's body to American Samoa, where he was born, for services there, said Stacy Kelly, president of the Newark Memorial High boosters.

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  12. Texas Woman Sentenced for Accepting Bribe While Serving as an Official in American SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | SF Appeal

    A Texas woman was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco today to one year and 10 months in prison for committing fraud and bribery while she served as a U.S. government official in American Samoa. Evelyn Langford, 49, of Copperas Cove, Texas, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar to pay the government restitution of $260,000, the amount she admitted taking from a contractor who was seeking part of a government grant related to a 2009 tsunami.

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  13. Ex American Samoa official sentenced for taking bribesRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | My Mother Lode

    ... y. Langford accepted $260,000 in 2012 to help the Native Hawaiian Holding Company pitch business ideas to the American Samoa government.

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  14. All Blacks set to unleash Sonny Bill Williams and Jerome Kaino in Samoan testRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... to front physically throughout must be a given. This test holds personal meaning for Kaino, who was born in American Samoa and likely to be preferred over fellow blindside flanker Liam Messam for that reason. And there's no doubt Williams also ticks ...

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  15. EPA issues stop sale order on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Samoa News

    The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency has issued a "stop sale and removal order" of unregistered pesticide products called 'Fabuloso Antibacteria' due to non compliance to local and federal laws. In a news release last Friday, the AS-EPA says it conducted a marketplace inspection last month as one of its regular inspections for local wholesale companies and AS-EPA Pesticide Branch Chief Faauuga Laititi discovered unregistered pesticide products at one of the wholesale conpanies.

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  16. MDT conference focuses on culture...Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Samoa News

    ... creating protocols and policies that will unite various government agencies and non-governmental agencies in American Samoa in their effort to protect from, intervene, educate, investigate, and prosecute these types of crimes. Folau said this ...

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  17. Ex-American Samoa government official sentenced for briberyRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    HONOLULU - A federal judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former American Samoa government official to nearly two years in prison for wire fraud and bribery.

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  18. NMFS accepting applications for...Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Samoa News

    The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has encouraged members of the local fishing industry to apply for the 12 American Samoa pelagic longline fishing permits, now available for 2013, with August 19, 2013, AS the deadline to submit applications. The permits are available in two size classes - eleven for Class A and one for Class C - according to Walter Ikehara, with the NMFS Pacific Islands Region.

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  19. Governor vetoes $1.6 Million...Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Samoa News

    ... same position after this appropriation has long being spent." As to the FEMA matching funds, Togiola said American Samoa remains current with its percentage share of expenditures that have been made to date for the territory's recovery from the ...

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  20. On Native GroundRACE Hatred Runs Rampant in Politics These DaysRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | American Reporter

    ... 9 A.M. the next morning). Now let's go to CNN. Let's pick the story on yesterday's huge 8.0 earthquake in American Samoa. In very light blue type so faded and so small I can't read it, there is a brief note at the end of the CNN-originated story ...

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