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Denby Fawcett

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: 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.

Denby Fawcett: Restoring Oahu’s Nearly Vanished Native Forests Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Restoring Oahu’s Nearly Vanished Native Forests

An ambitious plan will soon get underway to restore a long-lost native forest near Laie by replanting massive numbers of koa, milo and sandalwood trees.

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.