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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: Sweeping The Boat People Of Ala Wai Harbor Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Sweeping The Boat People Of Ala Wai Harbor

Plenty of them are illegally sleeping aboard vessels — only 129 “live-aboard” permits are allowed out of the 747 slips.

Denby Fawcett: What Caused The Wave Of Sexual Harassment Accusations? Andrew Dallos/Flickr.com

Denby Fawcett: What Caused The Wave Of Sexual Harassment Accusations?

Victims are more willing to come forward because times have changed in terms of how journalists and companies respond to allegations.

Denby Fawcett: Would Dan Inouye Have Survived 1992 Sex Allegations Today? Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Would Dan Inouye Have Survived 1992 Sex Allegations Today?

Accusations against the revered Hawaii senator didn’t generate much of a public outcry 25 years ago.

Denby Fawcett: Here’s One Recipe For A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Here’s One Recipe For A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The first step, for one day at least, is giving up all your food anxieties and eating what you want.

Denby Fawcett: 5 Ways You’re Not Helping The Homeless Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: 5 Ways You’re Not Helping The Homeless

How good intentions and misguided attitudes can hinder the goal of getting homeless people off the streets.

Denby Fawcett: How Domestic Violence Can Lead To Homelessness Courtesy of Danielle Lopes-Tavares

Denby Fawcett: How Domestic Violence Can Lead To Homelessness

The link is clear but the connection is often overlooked by policymakers trying to end homelessness.

Denby Fawcett: Why Spam Is Now Under Lock-And-Key At Oahu Stores Courtesy of Patrick Tomiyasu

Denby Fawcett: Why Spam Is Now Under Lock-And-Key At Oahu Stores

The popular canned meat is a favorite target of thieves in Honolulu, who sometimes sell the goods for quick cash to buy drugs.

 

Denby Fawcett: Give Us Back Our Parks Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Give Us Back Our Parks

Gov. David Ige says he hopes to create a new sheriff’s unit to consistently enforce trespass laws while helping link people to social services.

Denby Fawcett: Illegal Park Vendors Are Staying Away — For Now Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Illegal Park Vendors Are Staying Away — For Now

The city enforces new rules to crack down on peddlers who sell junk food, T-shirts and souvenirs in the name of free speech.

Denby Fawcett: ‘Hero To Animals’ Defended Them To The End Courtesy of Hawaiian Humane Society

Denby Fawcett: ‘Hero To Animals’ Defended Them To The End

Pam Burns died last week. The Humane Society leader changed how pets are viewed by legislators, crime fighters and the courts.

Homeless Swept From Perches Atop Diamond Head Cliffs Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Homeless Swept From Perches Atop Diamond Head Cliffs

Some of the 13 occupied camps had tents hanging down the sides of the cliffs and were reachable only by ropes.

Denby Fawcett: 5 Ways Hawaii Condo Dwellers Can Protect Themselves Courtesy of Brigida Schmidt

Denby Fawcett: 5 Ways Hawaii Condo Dwellers Can Protect Themselves

The fatal Marco Polo fire taught some hard lessons but also provided a wake-up call for residents of high-rise buildings.