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American Samoa

This Is The Most Blissful Part Of America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of ...

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

More Schools Closed Amid Huge Pink Eye Outbreak

AP | FILI SAGAPOLUTELE | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa is keeping most schools closed for the rest of the week as the U.S. territory tries to contain a pin...

Massive Pink Eye Outbreak Affects 2,300 Students, Closes 28 Schools

AP | FILI SAGAPOLUTELE | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2...

Huge Pink Eye Outbreak Shuts Schools

AP | FILI SAGAPOLUTELE | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2...

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

11 Beautiful Spots Where There's No Internet

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel

It's hard to deny the impact that constant digital distractions and 24/7 connectivity have had on our stress levels: Heavy technology use has been lin...

WATCH: Stateless Gay Man Finds Himself In Limbo In The South Pacific

Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices

An ethnic Armenian gay man has been living what has been described as the real-life version of "The Terminal" in American Samoa. As CNN reports, M...

Did American Samoa's Jailers Let Inmates Go On Beer Runs?

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Crime

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Two corrections officers at American Samoa's only jail are suspected of letting inmates leave to go on beer and food runs...

Congress OKs Minimum Wage Freeze At $4.18

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Congress passed a bill this week to freeze American Samoa's minimum wage, responding to employer concerns and a gove...

Caucus-Goers Gather At Bar To Pick 2012 Nominee

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- What do you get when 50 or so Republicans gather in a restaurant-bar? In American Samoa, you get a presidential cauc...

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

American Samoa Bans Plastic Bags

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa is going to make it illegal for stores to hand out plastic bags once a new law goes into effect early...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Double Indumbnity

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Over in Samoa, Jerri, having profited from the use of Candice's disloyalty, now suggested cutting her loose, for being untrustworthy. Excuse me? Show me one Insufferable who is trustworthy.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains: Shuffle Bored!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

No matter what those dopey Twilight movies tell you, werewolves make lousy house pets. But someone else was morphing into a monster under last night's full moon as well...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Banana Wars.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy Shakespeare's Birthday everyone. Let's celebrate by talking about Survivor, which is exactly what Shakespeare would have written if only he had had no talent.

Survivor Heroes vs Villains: Mission Implausible.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Parvati didn't flip and Courtney's skeleton went back to her graveyard or haunted castle or wherever it is that living skeletons hang out. Poor JT. Totally betrayed.

Minimum Wage, and Controversy, Reaches Distant U.S. Islands

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The 2007 increase in the minimum wage was a modest boost for America's low-wage labor force, but it's making a far bigger splash in the Pacific Ocean, on two remote outposts of the American empire.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Shudder Island

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

There really is no one left to root for playing Survivor. (It's not like Rupert has a chance of winning. Get real.) The only thing left to make one tune it in is to see the inevitable fall of Bulbous Baggins, aka, Russell The Hobbit on Crack.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Robbed!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Rob described Tyson the Mormon Moron as having been "as dumb as a bag of rocks," although I think this was unnecessarily insulting to bags of rocks.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Hot Dogs and Bananas.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

After returning from Tribal Council, my beautiful James asked Colby "You want a hug?" and the idiot said: "No." Is he insane? First he turned down chocolate, now he's turned down a chocolate hug.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Russell in Failureland.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Jeff opened the big three hour finale and reunion show by reading my recaps aloud over clips, only he cut all the good jokes. Well, Colby remained, and he's still a joke.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: The Tin-Brained Woodman is Rusty.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

It's almost over. Just one little hour tonight, and then the big two-hour finale followed by live reunion show, which will hopefully be the last anyon...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Wily Wankers and the Chocolate Factory

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Sadly, not every episode of Survivor can be as much fun as last week's dynamite combination of Voldepussy's crying jag and James dripping baby oil.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Never Wear Feathers in Your Hair.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We opened this week with Voldetool (Ex-Coach Wade for any new readers), going into a ridiculous emotional tailspin because Sandra had dared to point out that he was a lazy, mouth-running, idiot.