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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: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets Courtesy oF Chad Koyanagi

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets

A Honolulu doctor has spent years caring for mentally ill people who are homeless, trying to earn their trust and overcome their resistance to getting care.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Sweeps Have Become ‘Free Maid Service’ Courtesy of DLNR

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Sweeps Have Become ‘Free Maid Service’

New efforts by the state and city can’t hide the fact that for the hardcore homeless, the government is a cleaning service.

Denby Fawcett: Bowling Alley Supporters Fight For ‘Soul Of Kailua’ Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Bowling Alley Supporters Fight For ‘Soul Of Kailua’

Millennials lead the charge to convince a development company to hold off on its plan to redevelop the Pali Lanes site.

Denby Fawcett: These Honolulu Women Are Headed For The Record Books Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: These Honolulu Women Are Headed For The Record Books

Our columnist and 11 other women in her fitness class lifted more than 30 tons of kettlebells in an hour.

Denby Fawcett: John Radcliffe’s Last Fight Is For His Own Right To Die Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: John Radcliffe’s Last Fight Is For His Own Right To Die

The longtime lobbyist for tobacco, liquor and gambling interests and prescription drug companies says this time he’s “on the side of angels.”

Denby Fawcett: This Flight Attendant Has Seen It All In 50 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: This Flight Attendant Has Seen It All In 50 Years

Trudy Wong has survived weight checks, girdles and forced retirement at age 32.

Denby Fawcett: Lawyer’s Advice Is Don’t Touch Anyone At Work — Period Openclipart

Denby Fawcett: Lawyer’s Advice Is Don’t Touch Anyone At Work — Period

Even a single touch can get you sued for sexual harassment, but not everyone agrees that hugs should be prohibited.

Denby Fawcett: When Does Hawaii’s Famous ‘Aloha Kiss’ Become Sexual Harassment? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: When Does Hawaii’s Famous ‘Aloha Kiss’ Become Sexual Harassment?

In Hawaii’s hugging culture, it’s hard to tell when the traditional hug and kiss is innocent or inappropriate.

Denby Fawcett: Can Anyone Resuscitate The Hawaii GOP? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Can Anyone Resuscitate The Hawaii GOP?

State Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov says Republicans have the tools and money to start winning elections in the islands.

Denby Fawcett: Pity Hawaii’s False Alarm ‘Button Pusher’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Pity Hawaii’s False Alarm ‘Button Pusher’

Sure he started a statewide panic, but it's too easy to make this guy the pariah.
Denby Fawcett: Saving Manoa’s Monkeypods Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Saving Manoa’s Monkeypods

More than 14,000 people have signed a petition protesting a developer's plan to cut down trees at Manoa Marketplace.  
Denby Fawcett: Online Anti-Crime Group Wants To Be A Political Force Courtesy of Michael Kitchens

Denby Fawcett: Online Anti-Crime Group Wants To Be A Political Force

"Stolen Stuff Hawaii" now has more than 100,000 Facebook followers on the lookout for each other's property.