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Lt. Governor Chin welcomed Lorenzo Ortona, the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, California, serving the Northwestern region of the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.  Having first assumed his position in September 2016, this was Consul General Ortona’s first visit to Hawaii.  During his visit, he noted that the people of Hawaii ...
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Lt. Governor Chin hosted Consul General Andreas Launer and Trade Commissioner Walter Koren of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.  Opened in 1969, the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles pursues its mission as a key hub for deepening ties between Austria and California and the entire Western USA.  The Austrian Consulate General’s jurisdiction ...
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Lt. Governor Doug Chin hosted a presentation by the Council on State Governments Justice Center with results from data collected and analyzed regarding the collection and disbursement of victim restitution funds in Hawaii.  Victim restitution collection shortfalls have been a significant issue for crime victims in Hawaii. Throughout the State, countless people — policymakers and ...
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Hunger remains a serious issue in Hawaii, and due to an individual’s or families’ financial constraints or unfortunate circumstance, they may not have the means to put food on the table.  However, through the great work of the food banks across our State, families who turn to them have the security of knowing that their ...
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At the 2018 Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Summit, Acting GovernorChin, proclaimed February 21, 2018, “Cancer Awareness Day” in the State of Hawaii and called on everyone in the State to join him in recognizing those who battle cancer everyday and to renew our commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, equitable access to health care, and ...
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Lt. Governor Chin recently sat down with University of Hawaii student, Chanel Dias, to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the state of the current law, and his thoughts about what the future may hold for these Dreamers.  He was also interviewed for an article in the World Journal by Mr. Karl Kao, ...
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MILILANI – Lt. Governor Doug Chin and Senator Michelle Kidani met with Mililani High School Principal Fred Murphy, administration and cafeteria staff, as well as members of the Student Senate to discuss the recently launched Aina Pono Farm to School Initiative at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools.  Lt. Governor Chin ...
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HONOLULU —  As part of the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative, local beef is being featured in Hawaii Department of Education’s (HIDOE) school lunches during the month of December.   Elementary schools will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.  HIDOE’s School Food Services Branch purchased 14-thousand pounds of ...
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HONOLULU —  The State’s Farm to School Pilot Project was awarded the Kanu Ola award during the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference.  Twelve other organizations or individuals were also recognized for their contributions to developing innovative and inspirational farm to school programs in Hawaii. Spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), the Hawaii Department ...
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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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