Come and meet our journalists on Wednesday at the public library.

We’re excited to be holding a pop-up newsroom in Ewa Beach this coming week. The area has long been one of the fastest growing and rapidly evolving areas of the state and we all have a lot to learn about it.

On Wednesday, we’re hoping to have about 10 of our staff working out of the Ewa Beach Public and School Library, at 91-950 North Road. We’ll be there during library hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The pop-ups, which we have been doing in conjunction with the Hawaii State Public Library System, have been a great opportunity for residents, business owners and civic leaders in the area to spend some time talking about issues that are important to them. And we get to teach people a bit about journalism and how Civil Beat operates.

We’ve been doing the pop-ups since October and it’s been so helpful to our staff — we’ve traveled to areas of the state that most of us don’t get to and we’ve heard a lot of concerns and a lot of great things that are happening too. Many of the conversations have turned into stories and many more are in the works.

This week besides a couple of editors, social media and engagement people, we’ll have reporters who cover politics and government, crime and public safety, education and other topics.

We hope to see you Wednesday at the Ewa Beach library, which has a big side room that makes it pretty easy to break into small groups and talk story. This is very casual — just drop by whenever you can during the day and pick one of our folks to chat with or join an ongoing conversation.

Email or call me in advance (contact info in my byline below) if you have a specific issue to discuss so we can try to get you lined up with that reporter.

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