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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: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

Struggling with boredom or fear as you shelter in place? There’s a book for that.

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu Wikimedia Commons

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu

The famous surfer and swimmer had to scuttle his aviator dreams when he came down with it on a mainland tour.

Denby Fawcett: Hoarding Or Helping? How Will Hawaii Get Through The Virus Crisis? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hoarding Or Helping? How Will Hawaii Get Through The Virus Crisis?

The war against COVID-19 offers all of us an opportunity to do something bigger: to work together to halt the spread of a virus that has already killed so many.

Denby Fawcett: 8 Months To Pave A Parking Lot? Kaimuki Businesses Are Outraged Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: 8 Months To Pave A Parking Lot? Kaimuki Businesses Are Outraged

The city says it will take months to repave the lot at Waialae and 12th Avenue but worried business owners are pushing back.

Denby Fawcett: Exhibit Challenges The Sense Of What It Is To Be Black In America Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Exhibit Challenges The Sense Of What It Is To Be Black In America

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, “30 Americans,” is one to take a moment and absorb.

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions

The city wants to lease out all of the iconic pavilions to beach service vendors, although officials won’t say it’s to chase out the chronic homeless.

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast

Before the luxury apartments and the seawalls, the once-expansive shoreline was known to Hawaiians as Kapua, meaning “the flower.”

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall Courtesy: Alexi Drouin

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall

The fences were installed in December but both have been removed following public protests.

 

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii?

Local is still mostly about race in Hawaii, but talking about shared experiences can help us overcome some of those differences.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Girls School Offers Comfort To First Responders, Neighbors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Girls School Offers Comfort To First Responders, Neighbors

Students at the school near where two HPD officers were killed wanted to show their gratitude through a lunch Tuesday.

Denby Fawcett: It Was Lois Cain’s Stubborn Loyalty That Likely Got Her Killed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: It Was Lois Cain’s Stubborn Loyalty That Likely Got Her Killed

The homeowner believed to have been killed Sunday by her longtime tenant was described by friends as a woman who thought she could handle anything.

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way

Christine Pelosi, the speaker’s daughter, was in Honolulu promoting her new book about her mother and training aspiring political candidates.