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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: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown

If Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi wants to show he’s an agent of change, Chinatown is the perfect place to do it.

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Is Seeking A New Way To Address The Growing Homeless Problem Courtesy: Department of Parks and Recreation

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Is Seeking A New Way To Address The Growing Homeless Problem

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s housing chief says focus will be on trust and sanitation, not sweeps of illegal camps.
Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Wants To Dismantle Breakwater At Popular Swimming Hole Flickr.com

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Wants To Dismantle Breakwater At Popular Swimming Hole

Critics say the breakwater’s removal will allow large ocean swells to slam into the basin at the late heiress Doris Duke’s former mansion, making it dangerous and unusable.

Denby Fawcett: A Vaccination Passport Would Mean Freedom, Not Oppression Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: A Vaccination Passport Would Mean Freedom, Not Oppression

Other states and nations are already extending the idea beyond travel to venues like museums, sporting events and gyms.

Denby Fawcett: It’s Ridiculous To Hide Public Information From The Public Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: It’s Ridiculous To Hide Public Information From The Public

Gov. David Ige needs to lift his suspension of Hawaii’s public records law.

Denby Fawcett: The Passing Of A Treasured Scholar Courtesy: Akira Kumagai

Denby Fawcett: The Passing Of A Treasured Scholar

Patience “Pat” Namaka Wiggin Bacon was an unlikely preserver of Hawaiian language and cultural traditions.

Denby Fawcett: Lingering Symptoms Compound The Tragedy Of COVID-19 Courtesy: Peggy Torda Saballa

Denby Fawcett: Lingering Symptoms Compound The Tragedy Of COVID-19

Many patients known as long-haulers have lost jobs or been forced by fatigue and sickness to work greatly reduced hours.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Unemployed Need Easier Ways To Resolve Problems Courtesy: John Witeck, Hawaii Workers Center

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Unemployed Need Easier Ways To Resolve Problems

The state needs to get more creative to help people struggling to get their unemployment insurance benefits.

Denby Fawcett: Giving It Up For Lent May Be Too Much To Ask During A Pandemic Courtesy: National Institute of Health

Denby Fawcett: Giving It Up For Lent May Be Too Much To Ask During A Pandemic

Many people look forward to the self-denial of Lent — not for what they give up but for what they gain.