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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: 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.

Denby Fawcett: Church Can’t Seem To Stop Using Name Of Pedophile Priest

Denby Fawcett: Church Can’t Seem To Stop Using Name Of Pedophile Priest

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua has recently referred to its parish hall as “Father Henry Hall” on its website, in maps, and even as a pickup location for children.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Fails To Protect Its Royal Residence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Fails To Protect Its Royal Residence

Homeless people are allowed to set up housekeeping on the grounds of Iolani Palace, unlike nearby government buildings.

Denby Fawcett: How A Booze Threat Ended Country Club Discrimination Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How A Booze Threat Ended Country Club Discrimination

Honolulu’s elite social organizations maintained men’s-only card rooms and restaurants until they were faced with losing their liquor licenses.

Denby Fawcett: Pushing For Tough Penalty In Albatross Killings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Pushing For Tough Penalty In Albatross Killings

The prosecutor wants the judge to visit Kaena Point where protected Laysan albatrosses were killed before sentencing the defendant.

Denby Fawcett: ‘The Reports Of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated’ Courtesy of Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: ‘The Reports Of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated’

It’s hard not to think of Mark Twain’s famous quote after my photo ends up on my friend’s obituary on several news sites.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s History Of Racial Discrimination Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s History Of Racial Discrimination

Many longtime residents can still remember when private organizations barred Asian-Americans. Now the divide is between locals and outsiders.

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Allow Sponsor Signs At City Facilities

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Allow Sponsor Signs At City Facilities

The Honolulu City Council is on a slippery slope as it looks at sponsorship of city parks and other sites — including the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.