Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Farm to School Initiative is celebrating Farm to School Week by highlighting its pilot project at the Kohala Complex.  From October 2 to 5, the cafeteria is featuring local ingredients in its serving “Island Fresh First” lunch menu. Students at the Kohala Elementary, Intermediate and High schools will enjoy delicious, fresh ...
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HONOLULU – Students participating in the Soccer for Success pilot initiative and R.E.A.C.H. Initiative had a chance to refine their passing, dribbling and receiving skills today with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team during a clinic held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa soccer field.  The Rainbow Wahine mentored the students with ...
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HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer in response to Rep. Beth Fukumoto’s announcement that she is leaving the Republican Party: “As a fellow member of the Democratic Party, I welcome Representative Beth Fukumoto with open arms, as I would any other individual committed to sharing the same values and philosophies ...
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HONOLULU — The Lieutenant Governor’s pilot project for the Farm to School Initiative is well underway in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Kohala Complex on the island of Hawaii. Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners has been selected to work with Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan and her ...
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LAHAINA, MAUI — ‘Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced it will sponsor the ‘Ohana Health Plan R.E.A.C.H. Maui Middle School Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10. More than 250 players representing all eight middle schools in the Maui district will take part in this day-long tournament at the Lahaina ...
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HONOLULU – Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer on the passing of State Representative Clift Tsuji: “My deepest condolences go out to the ohana of Representative Clift Tsuji during this very difficult time. Clift leaves behind a legacy as a strong voice for the people and a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s agriculture ...
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HONOLULU — Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui proclaimed the month of October “Farm to School Month.” Stakeholders from the community, including the Ulupono Initiative, The Kohala Center, Jack Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and Department of Agriculture attended the proclamation presentation held this morning at the State Capitol. Farm to School ...
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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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