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HONOLULU — As the new school year gets underway, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui today announced the participants in the statewide R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative for the 2016-2017 school year. Nearly 5,000 middle and intermediate public school students at 28 schools across the state will be part of the program. R.E.A.C.H.’s ...
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HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer on the passing of Congressman Mark Takai:  “It is with a heavy heart that I send my sincere condolences to the family of Congressman Mark Takai.  Mark was an admirable public servant and a champion on issues important to his district and the people ...
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HONOLULU — The Farm to School Initiative is seeking qualified farmers and vendors to submit bids to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to various Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools statewide. Local farmers are encouraged to submit their bids by July 13. The invitation for bids (IFB) can be found at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/ifb-d17-005. Spearheaded by ...
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KAHULUI — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered remarks at the unveiling of a brand new Digital Bus at the University of Hawaii – Maui College.   The Digital Bus program is an environmental education program that promotes culturally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 school grades. The Alaka`ina Foundation (a 501(c)3 Non-Profit) implemented the Digital Bus program on Maui in ...
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HONOLULU – The Office of Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) Initiative are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  Intermediate/middle public school educators are eligible to apply.  The application period is from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, July 1, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public school students in ...
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LANAI CITY —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui served as the keynote speaker at Lanai High School’s graduation ceremony.  Twenty-seven seniors participated in the ceremony.  In his speech, the Lt. Governor told all of the students that they have ability to make a difference in their community,  “Now, you have reached this milestone together. And, graduating from high school is ...
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HONOLULU  —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer regarding U.S. Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not be seeking another term.  “My heartfelt thoughts are with Congressman Mark Takai as he continues his courageous battle with cancer and I wish him a full, healthy recovery.  Although I’m sorry to hear that ...
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WAIOHULI, MAUI — In the first groundbreaking ceremony for a Hawaiian homestead under Governor David Ige’s administration, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to celebrate the beginning of construction on what will become the future home ...
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HONOLULU —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui met with the 24th Annual Filipino Fiesta and Parade Committee.  Paul Alimbuyao serves as chair of the event and Vince Baldemor serves as the vice chair.  Maggie Domingo will be the parade marshal.  The special guest for the event is Janine Tugonon, Miss Philippines and Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner ...
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KALIHI —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui visited students participating in the Soccer for Success program at Kalakaua Middle School.  Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free after-school initiative being held at Kalakaua Middle, Waikiki Elementary and Waiamanalo Elementary and Intermediate schools. The program was brought to Hawaii through a partnership between the U.S. Soccer ...
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