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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: How Hawaii’s Lei Sellers Helped The War Effort Courtesy of Sarah Razee

Denby Fawcett: How Hawaii’s Lei Sellers Helped The War Effort

They toiled alongside fish net weavers and artists to make camouflage products in a Kalihi factory. Now they’re the subject of a museum exhibit.

Denby Fawcett: Eye In The Sky Tracks Diamond Head Homeless Encampments Courtesy of Department of Land and Natural Resources

Denby Fawcett: Eye In The Sky Tracks Diamond Head Homeless Encampments

The state is using a new drone and GPS mapping to thwart people who return to camp illegally after a three-day sweep last month.

Denby Fawcett: Media Training For Honolulu Cops A Waste of Money Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Media Training For Honolulu Cops A Waste of Money

A public relations company’s pricey advice for Honolulu police on how to handle the press consisted mostly of not-so-useful boilerplate suggestions.

Denby Fawcett: Unfair Penalty For Some DUI Offenders? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: Unfair Penalty For Some DUI Offenders?

Real estate professionals who drive drunk in Hawaii face added penalties from a state commission.

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.