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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 Tourism Needs To Become Smarter Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Tourism Needs To Become Smarter

Tourists to Hawaii today expect clear information and better technology to feel safe.
Denby Fawcett: The Joy Of Voting For A Trump-Free Future Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Joy Of Voting For A Trump-Free Future

In this time of uncertainty, my personal hope is for a president with a steady hand to steer the canoe through tumultuous waters.

Denby Fawcett: Can Shave Ice And Surfboards Help Keep Young People Safe? Courtesy of Brittney Kruzel

Denby Fawcett: Can Shave Ice And Surfboards Help Keep Young People Safe?

A team of young video and marketing students is making videos they hope will speak to their generation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Denby Fawcett: 3 Nurses Describe What It’s Like To Care For COVID-19 Patients

Denby Fawcett: 3 Nurses Describe What It’s Like To Care For COVID-19 Patients

Meeting the needs of patients and their families is exhausting, heartbreaking and ‘humbling’ work.

Denby Fawcett: When And How Does The Pandemic End? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: When And How Does The Pandemic End?

Settle in for another year — at least — of mask wearing and social distancing, the experts say.

Denby Fawcett: Relieve The Pandemic Blues By Counting Pacific Plovers Courtesy: Susan Scott

Denby Fawcett: Relieve The Pandemic Blues By Counting Pacific Plovers

Residents are invited to join Hawaii’s first all-volunteer, statewide kolea count.

Denby Fawcett: 3 Survivors Talk About How They Fought COVID-19 Courtesy: Tanya Nua

Denby Fawcett: 3 Survivors Talk About How They Fought COVID-19

The Hawaii Department of Health has launched a new ad campaign to better connect residents with the realities of the virus.

Denby Fawcett: The State’s Stranglehold On Important Data During the Pandemic is Unforgivable Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The State’s Stranglehold On Important Data During the Pandemic is Unforgivable

Government officials should be releasing more precise facts on how and where the virus is spreading.

Denby Fawcett: The Faces Of Hawaii’s COVID-19 Dead Courtesy of Jamie Anakalea

Denby Fawcett: The Faces Of Hawaii’s COVID-19 Dead

The state reports people who die only as numbers in the daily toll of the pandemic. We’ll introduce you to three who died.