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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: Holiday Gifts That Can Actually Improve Lives Courtesy of Girls on the Run Hawaii

Denby Fawcett: Holiday Gifts That Can Actually Improve Lives

Forget the aloha shirts and gift cards. These ideas might prove more meaningful for the giver and the recipient.

Denby Fawcett: Be Proud Of All Your Unread Books Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Be Proud Of All Your Unread Books

Those tomes you never quite get around to stack up as a testament to what you don’t know, and it’s crucial to be aware of that.

Pali Lanes Bowling Alley Declared A Historic Place Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Pali Lanes Bowling Alley Declared A Historic Place

The designation was a victory for a community group that opposed Alexander & Baldwin’s plans to redevelop the 1.7 acre site in Kailua.

Denby Fawcett: What Happened To This Honolulu Architect Is Still A Mystery Courtesy: Paula Bauer

Denby Fawcett: What Happened To This Honolulu Architect Is Still A Mystery

But a new generation of designers is revitalizing interest in Edwin Bauer’s iconic Mid-Century Modern buildings.

Denby Fawcett: What Caused This North Shore Cliff To Collapse?

Denby Fawcett: What Caused This North Shore Cliff To Collapse?

Since boulders fell into the sea at Laie Point, the city has issued a notice of violation for installation of a hot tub, fish pond and stone fire pit at the site.

Denby Fawcett: Men Can Swear Out Loud, Why Can’t Mazie Hirono? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Men Can Swear Out Loud, Why Can’t Mazie Hirono?

The Hawaii senator’s newfound coarse language is getting a lot of attention, not all of it positive.

Denby Fawcett: Taking The #MeToo Movement To The Next Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Taking The #MeToo Movement To The Next Level

This is about power more than sex. Until women achieve equality in the workplace, they will be vulnerable to unwanted advances.

Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size Christine Otto Zaa

Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size

Members of an advisory task force are already criticizing the planning department’s regulations for not going far enough.

Denby Fawcett: Was Hawaii’s Last King A Branding Genius? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Was Hawaii’s Last King A Branding Genius?

David Kalakaua was a roving royal ambassador, developing nearly 100 Hawaii offices around the world, among other international outreach efforts.

Denby Fawcett: How This Political Rookie, 72, Pulled Off A Big Senate Upset Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How This Political Rookie, 72, Pulled Off A Big Senate Upset

Sharon Moriwaki beat state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria by 20 percentage points in a district full of high-rise condos.

Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle?

Its super PACs have spent big money in recent elections, but its anointed candidates often lose. The latest example: Colleen Hanabusa.

Denby Fawcett: Survivors Of Childhood Abuse Urge Others To Seek Justice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Survivors Of Childhood Abuse Urge Others To Seek Justice

The state has again extended the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits in cases of alleged childhood sexual abuse.