The Ewa area is a place we’d like to become more familiar with.

Hello, Waipahu!

Civil Beat’s staff will be working from the Waipahu Public Library on Tuesday. Please stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and fill us in on what you think we should be covering in your community.

There’s no set schedule and we just sit around and talk story in small groups.

We’ve been partnering with the Hawaii Public Library System to hold community discussions at libraries around the state. Waipahu will be our 14th pop-up.

You can check out videos from some of those previous events here. Ku’u Kauanoe, our engagement manager and multimedia producer, will be on hand Tuesday along with Courtney Teague, our newsletter editor and another member of our engagement team, to talk about how you like your home town for our video series.

The Waipahu library is kind of small so we’re trying not to overwhelm the place with too many Civil Beaters. So in addition to Ku’u and Courtney, we’re sending our education reporter, Cassie Ordonio, one of our local and state government reporters, Ben Angarone, and our criminal justice reporter, Jack Truesdale.

These have become very casual events. Stop by and chat.

We’ve gotten to speak with dozens of people all over the state who might not have the opportunity or inclination to share their thoughts otherwise. We very much appreciate you taking the time to drop by.

Pop-Up Newsroom stop on March 7

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