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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.
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.

Denby Fawcett: Big Questions Still Smolder Two Months After Marco Polo Fire Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Big Questions Still Smolder Two Months After Marco Polo Fire

Investigators haven’t revealed the cause of the fatal high rise blaze. The building has adequate insurance, says a specialist, but displaced residents are frustrated.

Denby Fawcett: Farmers’ Market Bathroom Shortage Has People Squirming Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Farmers’ Market Bathroom Shortage Has People Squirming

Thousands attend the Saturday Farmers’ Market every week at Kapiolani Community College. Why must they suffer?

Denby Fawcett: Demilitarizing Diamond Head Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Demilitarizing Diamond Head

The state Department of Defense is demolishing outdated buildings, as well as turning over land, tunnels and historic artillery batteries to the state parks.

Denby Fawcett: How A Diamond Head Pitchman Eludes A Crackdown Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How A Diamond Head Pitchman Eludes A Crackdown

The state says to compete with illegal sales of “I Climbed Diamond Head” certificates, it will sell its own souvenirs at the summit.

Denby Fawcett: There Just Aren’t Enough Workers To Go Around In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: There Just Aren’t Enough Workers To Go Around In Hawaii

The state labor director calls it a “perfect storm” as restaurateurs and retailers struggle to recruit — and keep — employees.

Denby Fawcett: Why A Teetotaler President Has Us Talking About Booze nickster 2000/flickr.com

Denby Fawcett: Why A Teetotaler President Has Us Talking About Booze

Most Democrats say they’d give up alcohol forever in exchange for Trump being impeached tomorrow.

Man Gets 45 Days For Albatross Killings: ‘I’m Disgusted With My Behavior’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Gets 45 Days For Albatross Killings: ‘I’m Disgusted With My Behavior’

UPDATED: Christian Gutierrez must also pay a $1,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service for his part in the December 2015 massacre.

Denby Fawcett: Prosecutor Says Killing Albatrosses Should Mean Prison Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Prosecutor Says Killing Albatrosses Should Mean Prison Time

A sentencing recommendation cites the “savagery and lack of conscience” demonstrated in the attack at Kaena Point that killed at least 15 protected seabirds.

Denby Fawcett: Vietnam Exhibit Shows How War Coverage Has Changed Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Vietnam Exhibit Shows How War Coverage Has Changed

Photos on display at the U.S. Army Museum in Waikiki illustrate how the media had wider access in Vietnam than they do in Afghanistan today.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Pushes For More Tourists At All Costs Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Pushes For More Tourists At All Costs

The tourism industry is showing little concern for the impact increasing numbers of visitors has on residents and communities.