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Lt. Governor Encourages Individuals who Qualify for Living Well Hawaii Project to Enroll

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Lt. Governor Encourages Individuals who Qualify for Living Well Hawaii Project to Enroll

HONOLULU –  A health fair was held for the State’s Living Well Hawaii Project at the Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse.  Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui told the audience, “During today’s fair, I encourage all of you to get all the important information you need for living well.  Because being healthy is not only a lifestyle, it’s a way of life.  From screening for diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure — you can get all the vital information you here that will help you get healthy and stay healthy.  Check out the Living Well Hawaii Project as well to see if you...

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April 2014 is “Helping to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry Month”

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

April 2014 is “Helping to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry Month”

HONOLULU –Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui presented the April 2014 “Helping to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry Month” proclamation to the Hawaii Foodbank, Maui Food Bank, The Food Basket on Hawaii, and the Hawaii Foodbank-Kauai Branch in recognition of the Food Bank’s 25th Annual Food Drive. Hunger remains a serious issue in Hawaii and many of our families have to choose between paying their rent and buying food. This proclamation ceremony brought attention to the seriousness of this problem and recognizes that, while food banks on each island have experienced growth over the years, they rely...

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Students Bring Awareness to Tsunami Readiness

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Students Bring Awareness to Tsunami Readiness

HONOLULU – Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui delivered remarks on tsunami awareness at the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center.  He also presented awards to the 2nd annual poster contest winners.  Thirteen-year-old Leya Leliaert of Kapolei Middle School and 8-year-old Saxon Okamura of Kahala Elementary School were present to receive their awards.   Nine-year-old Cora Fernandez of Emmanual Lutheran School and 17-year-old Alohalyn Epejo of Molokai High School were also winners of the contest. April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii.  This month was chosen to honor the victims and survivors of...

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Lt. Governor Welcomes Competitors in the FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Lt. Governor Welcomes Competitors in the FIRST Robotics Competition

HONOLULU—Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui offered welcoming remarks at the 7th Annual FIRST Robotics Competition, which featured 40 teams from local and international high schools.  The contest, called “aerial assist,” requires students to design, build and maneuver robots that can advance balls down a court and score goals.  Entrants competed for a chance to participate in the World Championships. ...

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Lt. Governor Serves as Honorary Speaker at After-School Summit

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Latest News, Main

HONOLULU – Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui served as one of the honorary speakers at the Summit for Afterschool and Out-of-School Partners held at Central Union Church.  The Lt. Governor spoke about the important role after-school programs play in helping to keep children on the right track towards successful outcomes and his R.E.A.C.H. Initiative.  The Summit was organized by Kahoomiki, in collaboration with a group of community partners:  After-School All-Stars, FACE Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Education, Hawaii P-20, University of Hawaii, Hee Coalition Hui for Excellence in Education, HYSN...

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Hokulea Prepares for Worldwide Voyage

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Featured, Latest News

Hokulea Prepares for Worldwide Voyage

HONOLULU — Hokulea navigator Nainoa Thompson presented before Lt. Gov. Tsutsui, Gov. Abercrombie and Hawaii State Senators about the Hokulea and her upcoming voyage around the globe. Hokulea and her crew are currently preparing for the second leg of their worldwide voyage, aptly referred to as “Mālama Honua,” or “Care for the Earth.” The voyage will be done almost entirely using traditional Polynesian navigation methods, known as wayfinding. This is the first voyage of its kind and involves using ancestral knowledge of star patterns, ocean movement, marine life, weather...

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Lt. Governor Supports the Importance of Literacy

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Latest News, Main

LAHAINA – Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui helped celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 110th birthday by reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Suess to students at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School in Lahaina, Maui.  It was part of the Read Across America program.  The lt. governor spoke before a packed cafeteria.  On Oahu, the Lt. Governor read to sixth graders at Keone`ula Elementary School for their Community Literacy and Career Sharing Day.  Along with reading a book, he answered questions about his job and government. ...

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Tsutsui Ohana Helps to Revitalize Historic Area

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Tsutsui Ohana Helps to Revitalize Historic Area

IAO VALLEY — Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, along with his family, lent their hands to Iao Valley’s loi when they participated in the LOILOA Project, which revitalizes and reinforces the holistic connection between the land, spirit, and body by providing a range of hands-on, educational native Hawaiian culture and practices. Its secondary – an equally important purpose – is to instill the Hawaiian concept of mālama (to care for) to participants in the project and/or visitors to the site and that we all have a responsibility to take care of the places we chose to visit and/or to make...

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Lt. Governor Takes Part in the Preservation of Heeia Loi

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Lt. Governor Takes Part in the Preservation of Heeia Loi

HEEIA –  Wearing a t-shirt and shorts, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui  joined several people in the loi to plant taro at the Heeia Wetlands.  The planting was part of the Hawaii Community Development Authority’s (HCDA) restoration tour, which aimed to highlight the strides being made in restoring the Heeia wetlands to its historical agricultural uses.  Part of HCDA’s mission is to build a sense of community and place in all of its designated community development districts (Kakaako, Kalaeloa, and Heeia).  In Heeia, this translates into preserving the culture of the area and...

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Lt. Governor Recognizes Parent Leadership Month

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Main

Lt. Governor Recognizes Parent Leadership Month

HONOLULU –  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui presented a group of parents with a proclamation declaring the month of February Parent Leadership Month.  In conjunction with National Parent Leadership month,  parent leaders in our communities were acknowledged for their vital leadership roles in their homes, communities, states and nation. The program is one of many under Child and Family Service, whose mission is strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of...

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