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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: 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.

Denby Fawcett: 50 Years As A Honolulu Sleuth

Denby Fawcett: 50 Years As A Honolulu Sleuth

Steve Goodenow recalls stories of disguises, staking out nudist camps and the value of Depends in a new book recounting life as a private eye.

Denby Fawcett: Women Make Great Cops. Now HPD Wants More Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Women Make Great Cops. Now HPD Wants More

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard is hoping to achieve a force that is half female.

Denby Fawcett: Understanding What Drives Tulsi Gabbard Is A Futile Task Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Understanding What Drives Tulsi Gabbard Is A Futile Task

You can’t explain the actions of Hawaii’s presidential candidate through the lens of conventional politics.

Denby Fawcett: Stress Eating In the Time Of Trump Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Stress Eating In the Time Of Trump

Picnics, ice cream and curries in three special Honolulu hideaways.

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Playground Backers Are Not Just ‘A Group Of Mothers’ Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Playground Backers Are Not Just ‘A Group Of Mothers’

The nonprofit that plans to fund the $3 million park would not answer questions or provide documents about its charitable status.

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs

Surfers have joined with a City Council member, the Surfrider Foundation and the local neighborhood board to help clean and patrol the popular surfing area.

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues

UH President David Lassner tries to keep the university community from coming apart over Mauna Kea.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It

Instead, State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell is trying to “cobble together” enough funds to demolish some of the most dangerous parts.

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Not The Best Place For A ‘World-Class’ Playground Courtesy of Paani Kakou

Denby Fawcett: Ala Moana Not The Best Place For A ‘World-Class’ Playground

More voices need to be heard before the city goes forward with a privately funded playground in one of Honolulu’s most beloved parks.