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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 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.

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.