Sit down with Civil Beat staff on Wednesday and share your story ideas.

Civil Beat’s public outreach program kicks off at noon, Wednesday, with the first Oahu pop-up newsroom event of the year at the Kapolei Public Library.

The Hawaii State Public Library System has been helping to facilitate these opportunities for the general public to talk story with Civil Beat’s editorial and business teams for well over a year now.

Our format remains the same. Readers talk and Civil Beat listens. Were also happy to answer any questions.

A team of editors and reporters will be available between noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday to answer your questions and hear about the issues you think need to be reported in this part of Oahu.

Given the popularity of the Kapolei branch we’re anticipating a strong turnout from local patrons.

These conversations can become the basis of future Civil Beat articles, and we post a calendar of our upcoming events on the website.

We’ll be back on Kauai next month for the next pop-up newsroom at the Lihue Public Library on Feb. 6 starting at 10 a.m.

We hold the events all over the state so wait long enough and Civil Beat will be near your community sometime in 2024.

We look forward to seeing you.

This project is supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

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