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Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett is a longtime Hawaii television and newspaper journalist, who grew up in Honolulu. Her book, Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide is available on Amazon.
Denby Fawcett: State Sweeps Diamond Head Homeless Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: State Sweeps Diamond Head Homeless

Seven illegal campers were cited and tons of trash was hauled off the Hawaii landmark.

Denby Fawcett: The Disappointing Prosecution Of The Albatross Killers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Disappointing Prosecution Of The Albatross Killers

Despite the particularly cruel circumstances surrounding the case, it looks like the alleged bird killers will get off easy.

Denby Fawcett: Emotional Support Chickens Are Ruffling Feathers National Service Animal Registry

Denby Fawcett: Emotional Support Chickens Are Ruffling Feathers

A rise in questionable emotional support animals is concerning to condo associations and businesses that must accommodate them.

Denby Fawcett: Park Bench Donations Are Surprisingly Controversial Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Park Bench Donations Are Surprisingly Controversial

There are a lot of donated benches in Honolulu parks, but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

Denby Fawcett: How Many Tourists Can Hawaii Handle? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How Many Tourists Can Hawaii Handle?

Lawmakers are asking how much is too much as they consider how to pay for trail and park maintenance.

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Give Up On Resisting Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Give Up On Resisting Trump

Activists in Hawaii ponder how to perpetuate their resistance to President Trump over the long haul.

Denby Fawcett: Protect Albatrosses Like We Protect Dogs And Cats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Protect Albatrosses Like We Protect Dogs And Cats

Lawmakers may stiffen the penalty for killing indigenous birds in response to the Kaena Point killings of albatrosses in 2015.

Denby Fawcett: The Donald Trump Diet Is One Way Of Coping Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Denby Fawcett: The Donald Trump Diet Is One Way Of Coping

This columnist is making a personal sacrifice to resist the abnormal man in the White House.

Denby Fawcett: City Cracks Down On Illegal Park Vendors Courtesy: Lisa Bishop

Denby Fawcett: City Cracks Down On Illegal Park Vendors

New rules would prohibit the sale of food, drinks and merchandise. But critics say the rules as written aren’t strong enough to stop the vendors.

Documents Reveal New Details In Albatross Massacre Lindsay Young, Pacific Rim Conservation

Documents Reveal New Details In Albatross Massacre

A defense attorney’s court filings include the identities of two people who were charged as juveniles in the slaughter.

Denby Fawcett: Getting The Chronic Homeless Into Housing Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Getting The Chronic Homeless Into Housing

A new push is underway to target the homeless people who are the hardest to convince that there’s a better life to be had.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Keep Coming Back To Diamond Head Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Keep Coming Back To Diamond Head

The state plans a new sweep in February. Campers will be offered services most don’t want, then forced to leave. After the land is cleared, most will return.