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Celebrating the Commitment to Service with AmeriCorpsPosted on March 7, 2017Lt. Governor speaks to AmeriCorps volunteers
HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui thanked volunteers for their commitment to service at the Hawaii Commission on National and Community Service and Team Hawaii AmeriCorps Volunteer Summit.  The event took place during AmeriCorps Week.  AmeriCorps helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.
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Lt. Governor Strengthens Relations with JapanPosted on February 1, 2017Lt. Governor Tsutsui meets with Hokkaido Governor
HOKKAIDO — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui traveled to Japan to further strengthen relations with Hokkaido in anticipation of the signing of a sister-state agreement in Kona this May.  He met with several officials, including Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi as well as attended several events representing Hawaii, including the FM North Wave Aloha Winter Festival.
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Mahalo HMSA!Posted on January 18, 2017HMSA donates to REACH
HONOLULU — HMSA donated $154,000 to R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii for its commitment to Hawaii’s youth. Since 2015, the Office of Lieutenant Governor, R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii, and HMSA have partnered together to bring Soccer for Success, the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school program to Hawaii. With this generous commitment from HMSA, the program is set to expand from 3 […]
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Statement Regarding Rep. Fukumoto’s Departure from the GOPPosted on March 22, 2017
HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer in response to Rep. Beth Fukumoto’s announcement that she is leaving the Republican Party: “As a fellow member of the Democratic Party, I welcome Representative Beth Fukumoto with open arms, as I would any other individual committed to sharing the same values and philosophies […]
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Farm to School Initiative Pilot Project Develops Recipes with More Fresh FoodPosted on December 16, 2016Chef-Greg-with-Cafeteria-Staff
HONOLULU — The Lieutenant Governor’s pilot project for the Farm to School Initiative is well underway in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Kohala Complex on the island of Hawaii. Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners has been selected to work with Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan and her […]
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‘Ohana Health Plan Sponsors R.E.A.C.H Volleyball Tournament at Lahaina Civic CenterPosted on December 7, 2016R.E.A.C.H. Volleyball game
LAHAINA, MAUI — ‘Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced it will sponsor the ‘Ohana Health Plan R.E.A.C.H. Maui Middle School Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10. More than 250 players representing all eight middle schools in the Maui district will take part in this day-long tournament at the Lahaina […]
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How is a Farm to School Menu Designed?Posted on April 11, 2017Kohala Students
(Caption:  Kohala Students give the shaka to their fresh, scratch-cooked chicken stir-fry.)   How are menu items selected at the Kohala Complex? The cafeteria staff put in a lot of work and research to develop a menu that students would enjoy.  To start, two rounds of surveys were conducted in December and February to understand […]
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Look Who’s CookingPosted on April 3, 2017Jean Pang
Meet Jean Pang, the head cook at the Kohala Complex. She’s been on the team and cooking for the students and staff for more than a decade. Cooks like Jean at the Kohala Complex cafeteria work very hard every day to prepare tasty meals for the students and staff. The kitchen staff is becoming more […]
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Wow Laulau!Posted on March 28, 2017Beef Laulau
There are no leftovers on the day beef laulau is served at the Kohala Complex! Five hundred laulau are prepared for the students and staff. It’s made with local beef, local sweet potatoes and wrapped in local luau and ti leaves.  Students and staff gave rave reviews to the dish, which is served with steamed […]
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