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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.
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.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007

Comparing a new public relations video of the Campbell Estate heiress to an unscripted discussion with her 11 years ago shows she’s not her old sharp self.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu

People living in vehicles seldom get counted in surveys and are often beyond the reach of service providers. Some don’t even consider themselves homeless.

Denby Fawcett: Canned Food Is So ’50s But Spam Will Live Forever Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Canned Food Is So ’50s But Spam Will Live Forever

Even Campbell’s Soup and tuna companies are having to repackage their products. But in Hawaii canned Spam bucks the trend.

Denby Fawcett: I Like Dogs But Not When They’re In My Face — Or My Food Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: I Like Dogs But Not When They’re In My Face — Or My Food

The Humane Society wants to overturn Hawaii’s prohibition on canines other than service animals in restaurants. Bad idea, says the health department.

Denby Fawcett:  MADD’s New Target Is Drugged Driving Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: MADD’s New Target Is Drugged Driving

Headway has been made in the effort to reduce drunken driving, but a new and more difficult challenge has emerged for safety advocates.

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.