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Mililani Uka Elementary Teacher Named Milken Educator Award RecipientPosted on February 23, 2015Milken Award Winner
HONOLULU – Mililani Uka Elementary School teacher Jana Fukada is the newest recipient for the prestigious Milken Educator Award.  Regarded as the “Oscar of Teaching,” it honors outstanding excellence in education and carries a $25,000 cash prize. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui and Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe joined Jane Foley, Ph.D., senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards […]
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Philippine Trade Mission Strengthens Cultural and Economic TiesPosted on February 20, 2015pi trade mission
HONOLULU —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, along with Honolulu Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin, led a delegation from the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) during its trade mission to the Philippines.  This was the 25th annual trade mission for the FCCH, themed “strengthening business links with the Philippines.” County of Kauai Mayor Bernard […]
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Hawaii State Legislature Celebrates Opening DayPosted on January 21, 2015opening-day
HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Legislature’s 28th Session opened on January 21, 2015.  The House and Senate celebrated this first day of session with speeches, Hawaiian music and entertainment.  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui attended session in both the Senate and House Chambers. Notable guests included, former governors Abercrombie, Ariyoshi, Cayetano and Waihee.  Mayors from the counties […]
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Lt. Governor Tsutsui Statement on the Passing of Former Rep. Mele CarrollPosted on February 18, 2015
HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui offers this statement on the passing of former House of Representative Mele Carroll: “My heartfelt condolences go to the ohana of former House of Representative Mele Carroll. As chair of the Human Services committee, she was a staunch advocate for people in need and loved representing the area she […]
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R.E.A.C.H. Bill Part of Keiki Caucus PackagePosted on January 28, 2015Waialua
HONOLULU – The Keiki Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, today unveiled its 2015 legislative package of priority measures that addresses a variety of issues related to ensuring the protection and welfare of Hawaii’s children and youth. The package includes five key areas of focus including safety and well-being, education, health and […]
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Hawai‘i Proposes an Action-Oriented, Education-Based Presidential CenterPosted on December 11, 2014Barack_Obama_family_portrait_2011
HONOLULU – Today, Hawai‘i officials submitted a written proposal to host the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu. The development of Hawai‘i’s response to the Barack Obama Foundation’s Request for Proposal (RFP) was coordinated by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) with the full backing of the State of Hawai‘i, the City and Council of Honolulu […]
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