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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. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Playground Backers Are Not Just ‘A Group Of Mothers’ Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Playground Backers Are Not Just ‘A Group Of Mothers’

The nonprofit that plans to fund the $3 million park would not answer questions or provide documents about its charitable status.

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs

Surfers have joined with a City Council member, the Surfrider Foundation and the local neighborhood board to help clean and patrol the popular surfing area.

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues

UH President David Lassner tries to keep the university community from coming apart over Mauna Kea.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It

Instead, State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell is trying to “cobble together” enough funds to demolish some of the most dangerous parts.

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Not The Best Place For A ‘World-Class’ Playground Courtesy of Paani Kakou

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Not The Best Place For A ‘World-Class’ Playground

More voices need to be heard before the city goes forward with a privately funded playground in one of Honolulu’s most beloved parks.

Denby Fawcett: The Kealohas’ Trial Strategy — Dressing For Success In The Courtroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Kealohas’ Trial Strategy — Dressing For Success In The Courtroom

Legal experts evaluate the tactic of coordinated outfits and public displays of affection.

Denby Fawcett: Getting Lost In The Woods Can Happen To Anyone Courtesy of Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Getting Lost In The Woods Can Happen To Anyone

A dramatic rescue on Maui brings back memories of an ill-fated Sierra Club excursion that included now-UH President David Lassner.

Denby Fawcett: Mailbox Crime Didn’t Begin With The Kealoha Case Flickr.com

Denby Fawcett: Mailbox Crime Didn’t Begin With The Kealoha Case

Even those big blue Postal Service containers have been stolen occasionally. But most mail thieves grab the contents and run — they don’t take the boxes.

Denby Fawcett: Yellow Bowls And The Ugly Wartime History They Symbolize Courtesy Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Denby Fawcett: Yellow Bowls And The Ugly Wartime History They Symbolize

The 120 bowls in varying shades of yellow are being taken to camps where innocent Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer

The state is in the process of signing the area over to the city but the deal is taking longer to work out.