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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: Tulsi Gabbard Isn’t The First Hawaii Resident To Run For President

Denby Fawcett: Tulsi Gabbard Isn’t The First Hawaii Resident To Run For President

David Watumull and Patsy Mink came long before her.

Denby Fawcett: Why Hawaii Has Many Opioid Users But Few Overdose Deaths Courtesy of Kauai County

Denby Fawcett: Why Hawaii Has Many Opioid Users But Few Overdose Deaths

There are several theories about why the islands haven’t been hit as hard as the mainland, even though a lot of people here have prescriptions for painkillers.

Denby Fawcett: Fighting Back Against Robocalls And Other Phone Scams Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: Fighting Back Against Robocalls And Other Phone Scams

A few suggestions for how to frustrate the callers who frustrate you. But use them on scammers, not legitimate telemarketers.

Denby Fawcett: Feeding The Homeless When The City Says Not To Courtesy of Danica Fong-Shoji

Denby Fawcett: Feeding The Homeless When The City Says Not To

A nonprofit bringing food and hot shower services to Kakaako Gateway Park is sparking a debate about the downside of free meals in parks.

Denby Fawcett: This Trevor Ozawa Campaign Call Is Actually A Blast From The Past Courtesy of the candidates

Denby Fawcett: This Trevor Ozawa Campaign Call Is Actually A Blast From The Past

The voice on the phone is Mayor Kirk Caldwell. But it’s been lifted from a recording he made last year and now being used to falsely imply he’s currently stumping for Tommy Waters.

 

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Destroy State Capitol’s Openness With Security Barriers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Destroy State Capitol’s Openness With Security Barriers

The architectural wonder of the Capitol building with open access to the public is beneficial to everyone except for the few sneaky lawmakers who want to hide.

Embattled Hawaiian Humane Society CEO Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embattled Hawaiian Humane Society CEO Resigns

Lisa Fowler was at the center of an employee uprising calling for her ouster.

Denby Fawcett: The Enduring Appeal Of Hippies Courtesy of John Wehrheim

Denby Fawcett: The Enduring Appeal Of Hippies

A remake of a documentary evokes nostalgia for a different time when an enclave of free spirits sprang up on Kauai’s north shore.

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests

It’s already happening elsewhere around the country, sometimes voluntarily. The Catholic Church in the islands should follow suit.

Denby Fawcett: Council Member Wants Audit of Hawaiian Humane Society Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Council Member Wants Audit of Hawaiian Humane Society

Ann Kobayashi said she was stunned by how many key employees had left the Humane Society under its current CEO.

Denby Fawcett: A Death Trap At The Entrance To Diamond Head Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: A Death Trap At The Entrance To Diamond Head

Visitors love Honolulu’s iconic state monument  — perhaps too much. Now there are plans to move pedestrian traffic to a different tunnel and possibly restrict vehicle access.

Group Calls For Ouster Of Humane Society CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Calls For Ouster Of Humane Society CEO

Excessive euthanizations and hostile working conditions are alleged by an organization that includes former and current employees.