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The Oahu Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Award Ceremony is held annually to encourage students to seek and resolve conflicts through non-violent means and internalize these ideas through poetry.  Similar ceremonies are held on each island to recognize the winning students and present them with awards.   This year, student winners on Oahu represented more than 70 ...
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Lt. Governor Chin met with public high school students attending the William S. Richardson School of Law, Law and Justice Summer Program.  Participating students are learning about the field of law and the legal community.  They spent the day in the downtown area visiting the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Lt. Governor Chin shared with ...
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Lt. Governor Chin kicked off the Hawaii Foodbank’s Annual State Food Drive on February 21, 2018.  The Food Drive ran from March 17 – May 19, 2018.  In support of the Food Drive, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Chef Greg Christian of Beyond Green Partners raised $2,378.00 for the Hawaii Foodbank through its spaghetti plate ...
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On May 25, 2018, Governor Ige signed into law Senate Bill No. 270, which prohibits therapists from offering “sexual orientation change efforts” or “conversion therapy” to patients under the age of 18.  Hawaii joins 11 other jurisdictions to ban such practices. Lt. Governor Chin was a staunch supporter of SB270 and urged the Legislature to ...
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Throughout his 35 years in the United States Congress, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka brought many of Hawaii’s most important issues to the national forefront.  Although many remember him as a champion of the Native Hawaiian community, he was also a strong advocate for many other constituencies, including students and educators, service members and veterans, ...
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Lt. Governor Chin visited the Department of Education School Food Services Branch (SFSB) to thank Albert Scales, Dexter Kishida and the whole team for their enthusiasm and hard work on the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program.  Working with the Lt. Governor’s Office and many public and private partners, SFSB has dedicated its ...
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Lt. Governor Chin welcomed Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu Director General Michael Tseng and Deputy Director James Huang.  Director General Tseng began his term in Honolulu On April 4, 2018.  Since his arrival, Director General Tseng has visited various Chinese and Taiwanese community organizations, as well as State and local government leaders to ...
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The Lt. Governor joined Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell at a press conference in announcing the most recent Point in Time count for homeless individuals throughout Hawaiʻi.  This year marked the second consecutive year where the homeless count has decreased in Hawaiʻi, 10% statewide, and the first decrease for the island of Oahu since 2009, 9.4%.  ...
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Lt. Governor Chin led the ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program and Public-Private Partnerships Panel at this year’s Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival at the grounds of Honolulu Hale.  Joining him on the panel were Joy Barua of Kaiser Permanente, Amy Asselbaye from the HMSA Foundation, Betsy Cole from the Kohala Center, and ...
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Lt. Governor Chin led the Opioid Crisis:  Integrative Approaches to Pain Management Panel at this year’s Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival WELLNESS Program at the grounds of Honolulu Hale.  The panel was convened to bring awareness to the opioid crisis and integrative approaches to pain management.  Also participating on the panel were Keith Kamita, Dr. ...
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