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SECOND LISTENING SESSION SET FOR THIS EVENING 6:30 P.M. AT LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL

(HONOLULU)--While most Hawai'i politicians strongly oppose the reduction of U.S. Army soldiers in Hawai'i, one Maui politician and several community groups are for it, urging the military to "clean up" and address the concerns of native Hawaiians about land.

[Posted Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014]

(HONOLULU)--Sharing the words of American Samoa’s ailing Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga at Samoan Flag Day, his chief of staff Fiu Johnny Saelua addressed homelesness among Samoans in Hawai’i, challenging members to come together and find solutions that will help Samoans prosper in the Aloha State.

He said the governor, who was on O’ahu for several months to seek medical treatment, went on walks and on these walks saw with sadness – mothers, Samoan mothers who are homeless.

(HONOLULU)--Festivities for the weeklong Flag Day in Hawai’i kicked off Sunday during a church service in Waipahu, with the committee set to honor service members of Samoan ancestry during a special military tribute Saturday morning, July 26, at Ke’ehi Lagoon Park.

Public inquiries about this year’s “Flag Day” – where the raising of the flag of the United States of America on Tutuila, the main island in American Samoa, is celebrated – have been pouring into tautalatala.com in recent weeks.

Service and sacrifice of ‘Toa Samoa’ highlighted at Samoa flag raising

SAMOA HEAD OF STATE TUI ATUA SENDS LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL

by Tina Mata’afa-Tufele

Editor, tautalatala.com

(KALIHI, Hawai’i)—The service and sacrifice of our ‘Toa Samoa’ was highlighted when close to 200 members of the Samoan community in Hawai’i gathered for the Second Annual Independent State of Samoa Flag Raising Ceremony, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Kuhio Park Terrace.

RAISING OF THE FLAGS

(WEST POINT, New York)—In his most defining moment as a father and Army soldier of 30 years, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin saluted his newly commissioned second lieutenant son in West Point, New York when the historic U. S. Military Academy graduated its class of 2014.

It was a frigid, drizzly morning May 28, 2014.

KERRY: U.S. LOOKS FORWARD TO "FURTHER DEEPENING PARTNERSHIP WITH SAMOA"

(Washington D.C.)--In a press statement issued May 30, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of President Barack Obama, congratulates the people of Samoa as they mark 52 years of independence June 1.

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of the Independent State of Samoa as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of your nation’s independence this June 1," Kerry says.

(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--The U.S. State Department must approve the name that has been submitted for Samoa’s honorary consul in Hawai’i, says Aiono Mose Sua, Chief Executive Office for the Samoa Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(Papali’i) Jack Thompson, owner of Tihati Productions, has agreed to have his name submitted for the honorary consul position, Aiono told tautalatala.com last week when the Samoa Government hosted a Samoan Community Conference at Sea Life Park.