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Hawaii State Legislature Celebrates Opening DayPosted on January 21, 2015LG and Iges
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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R&B Vocalist Princess Ilona Irvine HonoredPosted on December 10, 2014Ilona Irvine
HONOLULU — Princess Ilona Irvine, one of the Aloha State’s notable female artists, was honored by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui with a certificate of commendation.  Princess Ilona demonstrated her commitment to Hawaii’s youth by generously volunteering her time and talent to garner support for the REACH Out Hawaii fundraiser.  In addition to shining the spotlight […]
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Lt. Governor Shan S. Tsutsui Inaugural AddressPosted on December 1, 2014Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui
  Governor Ige, Chief Justice Recktenwald, Senator Akaka, former governors, distinguished justices of the court, representatives of our Congressional Delegation, county mayors, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, other elected officials, representatives of our armed forces, honored guests and all who call Hawaii home, aloha. Before I begin, I would like to thank the many […]
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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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State Announces Protection of Historic Lipoa Point from DevelopmentPosted on October 9, 2014Lipoa Point
WAILUKU, Maui – Acting Gov. Shan Tsutsui today announced that a deal to purchase one of the most iconic landmarks in Hawaii has been finalized, benefiting both the state and more than 1,600 kupuna. To mark the occasion, he also declared today “Lipoa Point Day” with a proclamation. Today’s event is a culmination of efforts […]
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Hawaii DOT and Partners Help Drivers Keep Keiki SafePosted on September 15, 2014Child Passenger Safety Week
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) launched Child Passenger Safety Week on Monday, September 15, with a clear message: Let’s protect our keiki. During a news conference at the Hawaii State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui was joined by members of the HDOT, the county police departments, the departments of Health and Education […]
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