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Havre-area residents have an opportunity this legislative session to hear from their state legislators each Wednesday. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Havre Public Schools, again is hosting a legislative call-in session each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. The Chamber announced that the callin, which allows people to hear updates from and ask questions of local legislators, will be held in the video- conference room in the Robins School administration building on the corner of 5th Avenue and 6th Street. Debbie Vandeberg, executive director of the Chamber, said which legislators will participate depends on their schedules. “It changes from week to week,” Vandeberg said. The sessions will be with two-way videos, with local residents able to see their legislators while talking to them. She added that more are expected to be able to participate this year, because the hookup being used is in the Capitol Building in Helena, meaning the representatives and legislators can attend the sessions without having to leave the building and travel To another location. The first call-in session will be this week and each following Wednesday unless other dates or times are set for special sessions. Vandeberg said the Chamber and Havre Public Schools will be notified by legislative staff in Helena if a different day or time needs to be used. The call-in sessions are free, and no pre-registration is required. They are planned to run through the end of the legislative session. People who can’t attend the sessions but would like to contact their legislators by e-mail can reach them at the following addresses: Speaker of the House Bob Bergren firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Tony Belcourt tbelcourt@hotmail. Com; Rep. Wendy Warburton email@example.com; Sen. Ken Hanson n Hansen_Kenneth@email.com; and Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy firstname.lastname@example.org.