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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: 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.

 

Denby Fawcett: How I Almost Fell For An Internet Scam Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How I Almost Fell For An Internet Scam

Cybercriminals are sneakier now than just a Nigerian prince pleading for help.

 

Denby Fawcett: Fence Blocking Diamond Head Seawall Will Be Removed Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Fence Blocking Diamond Head Seawall Will Be Removed

The city says it will remove one of the two barriers that are blocking the public’s access along the path.

Denby Fawcett: My Bittersweet Return To Vietnam United Press International

Denby Fawcett: My Bittersweet Return To Vietnam

A recent visit brought back the complexities and laments of a war that created so much suffering.

Denby Fawcett: City Blocks Public Access Along Diamond Head Seawall Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: City Blocks Public Access Along Diamond Head Seawall

City officials say they’re worried about liability if someone is injured.

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump courtesy shouldbedigging.com

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump

There’s a new effort to restore the sacred Pahukini Heiau and increase public access.

Denby Fawcett: He Has Taught Us Invaluable Lessons In Homelessness 101 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: He Has Taught Us Invaluable Lessons In Homelessness 101

Departing IHS spokesman Kimo Carvalho has shined a bright light on the complexities of homelessness in Hawaii.