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WAILEA — Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) held its annual fundraiser dinner, “Pathways to our Future,” on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui was among several State officials and dignitaries who attended the event.  The Lt. Governor and his daughter, Mikayla, returned this year to be part of the program as hosts of ...
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HONOLULU —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui was among many dignitaries, family members and friends who attended the late U.S. Congressman Mark Takai’s memorial service. The Congressman passed away in Honolulu  last month after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sami Takai, his son and his daughter.  He was elected to ...
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HONOLULU — Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui today honored Sophia Stark for her outstanding representation of Hawaii in a national contest with a Certificate of Commendation. The home schooled 5th grader tied for first-runner up in the national “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest.  Sophia competed against 34 local entries and 32 national posters to ...
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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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