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KONA – The state Department of Transportation celebrated the dedication of a new Air Traffic Control Tower and a groundbreaking for a new Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) facility at the Kona International Airport earlier today.   The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Tower will provide improved visibility over all movement areas ...
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui attended the 64th Annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and the Governor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Ceremony.  It was a day to remember our fallen heroes, to thank their family and friends and to express appreciation to our veterans.

Throughout the month of May, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui attended several May Day celebrations, beginning with Kamiloiki Elementary School, located in the heart of Hawaii Kai on May 3.  There, surf was up in East Oahu as some students were “hanging ten” in their performance.  He then traveled to the Island of Hawaii and was ...
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered the welcome address at the Hawaii Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Plan Summit this morning.  A diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from public health, businesses and school educators attended the meeting.  The PAN Plan identifies priority objectives to integrate physical activity and nutrition into the daily lives of the ...
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Congratulations to Mayumi Fernandez, this year’s scholarship recipient from the Renato and Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation.  Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui had the honor of presenting her with a Certificate of Commendation for her achievement. The Renato and Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation provides scholarships for deserving students who have the desire to pursue high education and ...
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui met with members of the Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association, a Non-Profit organization that has been around for over 50 years.  The organization is comprised of over 150 licensed general contractors.

It was an all-star cast as students participating in the After-School All Stars showed off what they learned in the program during its official kick-off held at Keeau Middle School on May 7, 2013. Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui was among several officials who attended the celebration. The event celebrated the national program’s Hawaii chapter’s first expansion to ...
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui had the honor of being the keynote speaker for the University of Hawaii-West Oahu’s Spring Graduation Commencement on May 4.  There were 223 degrees and certificates awarded to the graduates. In his address, he told the graduates: “Find what you are passionate about and pursue it with all your heart.  Because ...
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