Join our staff on Tuesday at the Wahiawa Public Library.

The next stop for our pop-up newsroom is set for Tuesday at the Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Ave.

A number of staff will be working from the library from noon to 7 p.m. and would love to talk with residents and business owners about the issues that are important to you.

Wahiawa is in the midst of a major makeover, thanks to the various projects state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz has managed to win hundreds of millions of dollars for in the past few years. Dela Cruz grew up in the town and still lives there, and he’s made it his primary public policy mission to help the town grow and thrive.

But there are still many issues facing the community and we’d like to hear what you think are important stories to tell about Wahiawa. Stop by any time during library hours. The pop-ups are very informal and we bring enough reporters and editors that we’re able to talk individually or in small groups.

I’ll be there, along with managing editor Kim Gamel and Courtney Teague, our newsletter editor. We are happy to share anything you want to know about Civil beat and how we do our journalism.

Reporters working out of the library for the day include Christina Jedra, Jack Truesdale, Ben Angarone and Thomas Heaton. Between them, they cover a lot of beats — public safety, local and state government, agriculture and farming, and investigative stories.

We hope to see you on Tuesday.

Pop-Up Newsroom stops March 21

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