Civil Beat’s journalistic road trip continues this week with a stop in Waimanalo.

We’ve been partnering with the Hawaii Public Library System to hold community discussions at libraries around the state. Waimanalo will be our 12th pop-up and marks a return to Oahu after a number of neighbor island visits, including Lanai, Molokai and several on the Big Island.

You can check out videos from some of those events here. And we hope Waimanalo folks will take a minute to tell Ku’u Kauanoe, our engagement manager and multimedia producer, a little bit about why they love their town.

Our crew will be at the Waimanalo Public and School Library on Kalanianaole Highway across the street from the new health center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in any time during the day (they close for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.) There’s no set schedule and we just sit around and talk story in small groups.

In addition to Ku’u, Civil Beat staff who will be there include reporters Chad Blair, Stewart Yerton, Kirstin Downey, Christina Jedra, Thomas Heaton and Cassie Ordonio. So we have a lot of different areas of expertise represented in that group, from politics to farming to business and local government. Please come and talk to us about issues that you think we should be covering.

I’ll be there along with editors Kim Gamel and Matthew Leonard, investigations editor John Hill, and our vice president for operations and fundraising, Ben Nishimoto, if anyone just wants to talk about Civil Beat and how we do things.

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