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West Maui legislators to hold community talk story

By Staff | Oct 29, 2009

Lahaina Intermediate School teacher Joyce Wada was honored by Office Max Lahaina in its “A Day Made Better” campaign. She received over $1,000 in classroom supplies, and her students were treated to goody bags filled with school supplies and donuts. Pictured at the presentation are (from left): front — Iris Dawson, Joyce Wada and Carrera Catugal, back row — Marsha Nakamura, Kevin Pope and Justin Duarte.

LAHAINA — State Sen. Roz Baker and West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey will hold a community talk story event on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to meet with West Side residents, update them on current issues at the state level and gather ideas for the upcoming legislative session.

“The next legislative session will be one of challenges and many hard choices, and as such, we want to get feedback from folks because it is important for us to know how our community feels on these very controversial issues,” McKelvey said.

The meeting will be held at the West Maui Senior Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

Baker and McKelvey plan to discuss teacher furlough issues, the overall state budget, unemployment insurance, the economy and West Maui infrastructure concerns.

The Democrat lawmakers will also provide updates on several ongoing, key state projects, and discuss measures they plan to introduce during the next session.

The 2010 legislative session begins in January and runs until May.

For more information on the meeting, call 1-808-586-6160 or e-mail repmckelvey@capitol.hawaii.gov.