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A NOAA team has begun a survey of marine debris generated by the devastating September 29 tsunami in American Samoa. Video and photos.

NOAA assesses post-tsunami marine debris in American Samoa

A NOAA team has begun a survey of marine debris generated by the devastating September 29 tsunami in American Samoa. Video and photos.

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Hawaiian pilots raise funds for Pacific disaster relief

Hawaiian pilots raise funds for Pacific disaster relief

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl., (ALPA) stepped up to assist their neighbors in the Pacific, making a substantial cash donation over the weekend to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. The Hawaiian pilots contributed $15,000 to the Red Cross’ “Kokua for the Pacific” fundraiser at […]

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Grant to assist American Samoa clean-up, recovery

Grant to assist American Samoa clean-up, recovery

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Delegate Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) applauded a $24,857,608 federal grant to assist clean-up and recovery efforts in American Samoa following last month’s destructive tsunami. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the funds to American Samoa’s Department of Human Resources to create more […]

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Hawaiian adds flights to American Samoa

Hawaiian adds flights to American Samoa

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines has announced a 50 percent increase in the number of flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago in American Samoa, with the addition of a third weekly flight, starting Oct. 14, to help meet the needs of the American Samoa community in dealing with the aftermath of the recent tsunami. On Oct. […]

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FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners remain engaged in preparedness efforts throughout the Pacific, following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa last week. FEMA and federal teams, through the Federal Coordinating Officer, continue to work closely with American Samoan Gov. Togiola Tulafono, as well as […]

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UH-Hilo's College of Pharmacy reaches American Samoa

UH-Hilo’s College of Pharmacy reaches American Samoa

MEDIA RELEASE   There’s only one place in the small, far-flung U.S. territory of American Samoa for its 60,000-plus residents to fill their prescription needs. Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso oversees it all as the chief of pharmacy for the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center. She’s one of only two pharmacists on this group of islands […]

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