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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: Iolani Palace Is Getting Rid Of Thousands Of Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Iolani Palace Is Getting Rid Of Thousands Of Bees

The bees will be relocated to a farm in Waimanalo as part of a major project that also includes restoration of the Coronation Pavilion.

Denby Fawcett: Why Are People Trashing State Parks? Courtesy: Department of Land and Natural Resources

Denby Fawcett: Why Are People Trashing State Parks?

This time the destruction and overuse of Hawaii’s outdoor treasures can’t be blamed on tourists.

Denby Fawcett: Her Son Survived COVID-19. His Struggles Are Far From Over Courtesy: Peggy Torda-Saballa

Denby Fawcett: Her Son Survived COVID-19. His Struggles Are Far From Over

The mother of a young man who survived COVID-19 is worried that people in Hawaii are ignoring the seriousness of the pandemic.

Denby Fawcett: MidWeek’s Troubling Pay-To-Play Journalism Screenshot

Denby Fawcett: MidWeek’s Troubling Pay-To-Play Journalism

Mayoral candidate Keith Amemiya’s cover story this week looks like a news article but it’s a paid advertisement.

Denby Fawcett: What’s The Pandemic Been Like For You? Historians Want To Know Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: What’s The Pandemic Been Like For You? Historians Want To Know

The Hawaii State Archives is collecting personal stories, photos and artifacts of life in the time of COVID-19.

Denby Fawcett: Tourists Could Soon Have To Pay More To Visit Hawaii Parks Courtesy of Ed Yee

Denby Fawcett: Tourists Could Soon Have To Pay More To Visit Hawaii Parks

But residents will be able to enter and park for free under a state plan awaiting final approval.

Denby Fawcett: HPD Deals With Sex Abuse Within Its Own Ranks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: HPD Deals With Sex Abuse Within Its Own Ranks

Female police officers have filed complaints against their male colleagues for years. But how well department officials handle the problem remains a question.

Denby Fawcett: 6 Women Return To Fernhurst Halfway House Courtesy YWCA Oahu

Denby Fawcett: 6 Women Return To Fernhurst Halfway House

Prison officials have allowed women who were bumped from the successful reintegration program to go back as lawmakers found a way to restore funding.

Denby Fawcett: Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates

The YWCA says 84% of the women who complete the work furlough program never go back to prison. That’s why a top lawmaker says restoring its funding is a “no brainer.”