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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: A Mecca For Urban Gardeners Struggles To Recover From The Pandemic Courtesy: Urban Garden Center

Denby Fawcett: A Mecca For Urban Gardeners Struggles To Recover From The Pandemic

The University of Hawaii’s Urban Garden Center in Pearl City is closing its popular apiary and looking to beef up staff and volunteers.

Denby Fawcett: Reusable Tote Bags Aren’t As Environmentally Friendly As You Think Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Reusable Tote Bags Aren’t As Environmentally Friendly As You Think

It turns out that shoplifters can use them as a sneaky way to hide stolen goods, too.

Denby Fawcett: The New Covid Booster Shot May Be A Hard Sell, But It’s Worth It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: The New Covid Booster Shot May Be A Hard Sell, But It’s Worth It

Experts are urging people to get the new shot to help stave off an anticipated Covid surge in the fall and winter.

Denby Fawcett: Hospitalized And Gravely Ill, This Hawaiian Princess Is Intent On Sharing Her Wealth Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Denby Fawcett: Hospitalized And Gravely Ill, This Hawaiian Princess Is Intent On Sharing Her Wealth

Abigail Kawananakoa has made clear in the past that she wants her fortune to be used to benefit Native Hawaiians.

Denby Fawcett: Trump’s Shadow is Hard to Shake for Hawaii’s Moderate Republicans Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Trump’s Shadow is Hard to Shake for Hawaii’s Moderate Republicans

GOP candidates already face a steep uphill battle in Democrat-dominated Hawaii. Trump’s continued dominance of the Republican Party makes their campaigns even harder.

Denby Fawcett: Diners Face Sticker Shock These Days. Don’t Blame The Restaurant Owners Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Diners Face Sticker Shock These Days. Don’t Blame The Restaurant Owners

Menu prices have risen sharply in recent months amid supply chain issues, employee shortages, gas price hikes and other economic impacts from the war in Ukraine.

Denby Fawcett: Political Candidates Need To Be More Open About Their Side Jobs Civil Beat file photo

Denby Fawcett: Political Candidates Need To Be More Open About Their Side Jobs

As their potential employers, we the taxpayers are entitled to know who is paying them for what kind of work.

Denby Fawcett: Some People Have Never Had Covid. Scientists Want to Know Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: Some People Have Never Had Covid. Scientists Want to Know Why

Experts also warn it may be a matter of time as the coronavirus continues to evolve.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Political Campaigns Have Lost All The Fun And Excitement Kalany Omengkar/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Political Campaigns Have Lost All The Fun And Excitement

Candidates should engage more with the public in person, and voters should hold them accountable for the promises they make.