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HONOLULU – In celebration of the Hawaii State Legislature’s Education Week, three Oahu middle schools participating in the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative showcased their talented students and demonstrated each program’s growing success. Legislators were able to experience Kahuku High & Intermediate School’s academic enrichment and PRIDE programs, Waialua High & Intermediate School’s STEM/Robotics and band programs and Jarrett Middle School’s ...
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KAPOLEI — DeBartolo Development and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) broke ground today on Ka Makana Ali‘i, the new 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall coming to West O‘ahu. Governor David Ige, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui, and Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined project partners in celebrating the start of construction for phase one of the first ...
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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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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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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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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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  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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HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, on behalf of Governor Neil Abercrombie, proclaimed today Doctor of Education Day, recognizing the University of Hawaii Manoa’s first Professional Practice Doctor of Education Program graduation class. The College of Education at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, along with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and the Hawai‘i Association ...
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HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered opening remarks at the 2014 Children and Youth Summit. The Hawaii State Legislature’s Keiki Caucus, which was created in January 1991, began to sponsor the Annual Children and Youth Summit in 1994. It was created for children, youth and advocates to have an opportunity to discuss important issues ...
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WAILUKU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui presented Maui County Councilmember G. Riki Hokama with a commendation, congratulating him on his appointment as President of the National Association of Counties (NACo).  He holds the County Council seat for Lanai and is chair of the Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Hokama was first elected to public office in ...
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