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News on American Samoa continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Samoa News

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa holds fall...

The American Samoa Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held its fall 2011 induction ceremony on Friday, October 12, welcoming 16 new members who took the oath of allegiance into the prestigious nationwide organization.

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6 hrs ago | Samoa News

Coastal Community Resilience...

This past Wednesday morning, the Homeland Security Headquarters in Tafuna hosted a full day of discussions with local government department stakeholders and the media about different ideas and ways American Samoa can guard against natural disasters and life threatening hazards.

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10 hrs ago | Samoa News

Bah ' Faith Delegation to...

Eight members of the Bah' Faith National Governing Council for Samoa and American Samoa, known as the National Spiritual Assembly, are leaving this week for the Holy Land to attend the Eleventh International Baha'i Convention to be held in Haifa, Israel from 25 April 03 May, 2013.

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14 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Indiana father after plane crash

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an Indiana man who went missing after he and his teenage son crashed their single-engine plane near Pago Pago Tuesday night.

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17 hrs ago | Samoa News

ASG still "high risk" as far as...

Effective last month, the American Samoa Government remains on "high risk" status for all U.S. Department of Education funds due to ASG's failure to successfully address problems in fiscal accountability, however the local Department of Education is doing its part to successfully address any federal concerns pertaining to grants awarded to ASDOE.

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22 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Memorial service scheduled to honor crash victims

A memorial service at sea will be held for a 17-year-old pilot from Indiana and his father, whose plane crashed during an around-the-world flight attempt.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Samoa News

Samoan youth experience...

The National Park of American Samoa, in partnership with the non-profit group American Conservation Experience , is sending four young Samoan employees on conservation internships to National Park Service sites on the mainland US.

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Related Topix: Samoa, CA, US National Parks, Travel, Oceania, American Samoa Travel, World News, National Park Of American Samoa

Samoa News

Election Office tells qualified...

Chief Election Officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono has appealed to American Samoa's qualified overseas voters to utilize the Election Office's website to expedite the process of requesting an absentee ballot, and the forms are available online.

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Samoa News

Tax Office Mgr concerned over tax...

ASG Tax Office Manager Melvin Joseph is projecting a surplus in tax revenue collections in the current fiscal year 2012, which ends next month, September 30. However, he has concerns that the tax revenue projections for the new fiscal year may be on the high side.

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Samoa News

Summit to end Violence Against...

R: ,Manager of the Criminal Justice Planning Agency Jerome Ierome, Vaopunimatagi Reed-Vele, Fa'aalu Iuli Executive Director for the Alliance Against Family Violence, Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop, Associate Judge Suapaia Edmund Pereira and Director of the Office of Insular Affairs, Nikolao Pula.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oceania, World News, US News, Northern Mariana Islands

Samoa News

"Fofoga o Samoa", US Senator...

For many of us who served in his office, he was truly the father to all of Samoa; when we talk amongst ourselves in Samoan we'd say, "le Toeaina", or in our usual Washington, DC jargon it was "Boss" and knew exactly who we were referring to or simply, "the Senator".

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, US News, US Senate, Daniel Inouye, Democrat, Oceania, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Samoa News

McDONALD'S Miss South Pacifc...

Being the eldest and only sister of four boys in a Samoa household is my best blessing.

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Samoa News

Faleomavaega wins 13th consecutive...

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni smiled for a Samoa News photo yesterday morning along with one of the local residents who stopped to shake hands with him while he was waiving on the roadside fronting Utulei Beach.

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The Indianapolis Star

Search for airplane crash victim moves to shoreline

Search for airplane crash victim moves to shoreline High tide, weather has impeded search for Plainfield father missing since air crash.

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Samoa News

Lawsuit filed over denying US...

Five Samoans who were all born in American Samoa, along with the California based organization Samoan Federation of America, have filed a complaint with the federal court in Washington D.C. "challenging the constitutionality of federal laws that deny U.S. citizenship to persons born in... American Samoa."

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Samoa News

FEMA approves millions for Futiga...

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni says he has been informed by FEMA that ASG will receive close to $3 million in federal funding for two road projects - on each in Futiga and Leone.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat, US News, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

ASPA recycling program only...

An ASPA security employee directs traffic outside the ASPA compound on Saturday, bringing some order to the massive number of cars and trucks filled with recyclables the public can exchange for credit vouchers to be applied to their ASPA bills.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Wreckage of Indiana teen's plane foundWreckage of Indiana teen's...

PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he Wreckage of Indiana teen's plane found PLAINFIELD, Ind.

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ABC News

Witness: Teen's Plane Didn't Show Obvious Distress

A man who saw a plane flown by a teen killed during an around-the-world flight says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean.

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The Indianapolis Star

Babar Suleman and his son Haris Suleman, 17, before the flight. Robert Scheer/The Star

Searchers find plane crash wreckage off Samoan coast Fuselage and door of aircraft piloted by Plainfield teen found, father still missing Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1mKlXLv The rescue team investigating the Haris and Babar Suleman's airplane crash off the coast of American Samoa found debris from the wreckage.

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