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 HONOLULU — Dozens of local farmers had a unique opportunity to showcase their produce and goods at a “Farm to School Information Session and Mixer.”  While sharing information about their products and farm, farmers learned how they can become a qualified vendor and increase their supplies with the State.  Additionally, those in the agriculture community had ...
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HILO – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui met with student pharmacists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP).  They were recently recognized as the “Most Improved Chapter” at the national American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Baltimore, MD March 6.  The students competed against chapters across ...
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HONOLULU – Lieutenant Governor ShanTsutsui, along with the Hawaii Foodbank, kicked off the 2016 State Employees Food Drive on March 16th.  Throughout the years, state employees have given generously to the food drive campaign.  Donations help to feed Hawaii residents who need assistance year-round.  This year’s Annual Food Drive campaign will run from March 16th to May 6th.  ...
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MANOA —  In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui read “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” by Dr. Suess to Ms. Shimabukuro’s third grade class.  The Lt. Governor was among several community memebers Manoa Elementary invited to read books by Dr. Suess to its students. The event was part of Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading ...
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HONOLULU —  February is National Parent Leadership Month in Hawaii.  The month-long celebration for the nonprofit social service organization Child and Family Service included a recognition of parents for their leadership in their homes and communities.  In his remarks,  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui said, “It’s important that we, as parents, keep our families strong…nurture and provide ...
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HONOLULU —  Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows visited with lawmakers and  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui during their visit to the State Capitol.  They traveled from Maui to Oahu to observe the Legislative Session and meet with lawmakers.  Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows is a year-long program designed to train community-identified future leaders. It was conceived to promote and ...
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HONOLULU —  The Hawaii State Senate welcomed its newest member today.  Senator Kaialii Kahele took the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court during the Senate’s floor session. Governor David Ige appointed him to fill seat of the first Senatorial District left vacant by the passing of Senator Gilbert Kahele, Kaialii’s ...
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2016 Legislative Session Begins

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in Latest News, Main

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Legislature’s Twenty-Eighth Legislative session convened on January 20, 2016.  Those wanting to follow specific bills and issues this session can utilize the Hawaii State Legislature’s website, which can be found at www.capitol.hawaii.gov.   The website provides a wide range of useful tools, including bill status, measure tracking, keyword lookups, generated reports, and ...
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HONOLULU —  The agreement transferring the operation and management of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Regional System to Kaiser Permanente was signed during a press conference at the Governor’s Ceremonial Room.  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui attended the press conference. The State and Kaiser will now begin negotiations for the lease of the real property ...
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KIHEI —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered welcoming remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony and blessing of Kihei High School. Governor Ige, Senators Baker and Keith-Agaran, Representative Ing and Mayor Arakawa, along with community members, also attended the ceremony. Serving grades nine to 12, the school will be located on more than 77 acres of undeveloped ...
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