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Lt. Governor Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam WarPosted on May 29, 2017Lt. Governor delivers remarks on Memorial Day
MAKAWAO —  In observance of Memorial Day, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered remarks at the Memorial Day Ceremony held at Makawao Cemetery. “This year, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. And although the Vietnam War remains a controversial matter, what is undeniable is that we, as a nation, are committed to paying […]
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Lt. Governor Sells Newspapers for a Good CausePosted on May 11, 2017Keiki Day
HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui joined celebrities, athletes, coaches and business leaders to sell special editions of the Star-Advertiser for just $1 a piece on Keiki Day.  The annual one-day event benefited Parents and Children Together, one of Hawaii’s leading non-profit organizations providing a wide array of innovative and educational social services.  
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Highlands Intermediate’s Science and STEM Program SoarsPosted on May 10, 2017Highlands Intermediate Science and STEM club
PEARL CITY —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited Highlands Intermediate School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program and presented the club with funds from his after-school initiative, R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health), which provides an organizational framework for public middle and intermediate schools to offer expanded learning opportunities during after-school hours.  The money will […]
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UH Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team Hosts Clinic for Soccer for Success StudentsPosted on April 29, 2017Soccer-for-Success-Kids-Playing-Soccer-at-UH
HONOLULU – Students participating in the Soccer for Success pilot initiative and R.E.A.C.H. Initiative had a chance to refine their passing, dribbling and receiving skills today with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team during a clinic held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa soccer field.  The Rainbow Wahine mentored the students with […]
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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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"This year, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. And although the Vietnam War remains a controversial matter, what is undeniable is that we, as a nation, are committed to paying tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who selflessly served our country during the war. The Vietnam War spanned several years and touched the lives of so many soldiers, as well as their families and friends." - Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, Memorial Day Ceremony at Makawao Veterans Cemetery ... See MoreSee Less

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Kohala Complex Cooks Connect with the FarmPosted on June 6, 2017bananas
The cooks at the Kohala Complex took at farm trip to HIP Agriculture in Kapaau to connect with the farm that grow their food. HIP Agriculture provides Kohala Complex’s kitchen with bananas, navel oranges, papaya, tangerines, and tangelos for the school meal program. Seeing the land and touching the soil, learning about farming, and tasting […]
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Farm to School Pilot Project Recipe: Sloppy Joe SandwichPosted on May 24, 2017Sloppy Joes
It’s an old time favorite of many families around the U.S. and it’s definitely a big hit at Kohala Complex! Today we are sharing with you Chef Greg’s Sloppy Joe recipe made with locally sourced ground beef. The sandwich is served on freshly baked buns by Kohala Complex cafeteria cooks, along with locally sourced lettuce […]
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More Hawaii Sourced Products Incorporated into Kohala’s School LunchesPosted on May 17, 2017papayas
The Kohala Complex’s cafeteria team and Chef Greg have been focusing on procuring local produce since the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative began in 2016. As a result, more school meals are being served with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as sloppy joes, kalua pig and cabbage, chicken stir-fry, taco salad, baked ziti with meat. […]
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