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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: Protecting Hawaii’s ‘Fragile’ Abortion Rights After Roe Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Protecting Hawaii’s ‘Fragile’ Abortion Rights After Roe

The first state to legalize abortions still must fight battles over weakening the law, and must deal with limited access on some islands.

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day

The system is designed to relieve crowding at the popular hiking trail but it may take some time to work out the kinks.

Denby Fawcett: The Forgotten Allure Of The Double Red Carnation Lei Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: The Forgotten Allure Of The Double Red Carnation Lei

The expensive and cumbersome lei used to evoke profound emotions, but somewhere along the line, the meaning got lost. Will it make a comeback?

Denby Fawcett: Want Tourists To Care For Our Land? Set An Example Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: Want Tourists To Care For Our Land? Set An Example

The state has started asking tourists to malama the aina, but there’s plenty of evidence that residents have not taken that message to heart.

Denby Fawcett: Saving Sidewalk Dining In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Saving Sidewalk Dining In Honolulu

The emergency exemption allowing sidewalk dining has expired but the city wants to bring it back and make it permanent.

Denby Fawcett: Business Owners Face Special Challenges Posed By The Homeless Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Business Owners Face Special Challenges Posed By The Homeless Crisis

A group of Chinatown business advocates took action to address the problem in their community.

Denby Fawcett: Farewell To Masks — It’s Been A Wild Ride Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Denby Fawcett: Farewell To Masks — It’s Been A Wild Ride

With mask requirements set to expire, a look back at how we adapted to the rules throughout the pandemic.

Denby Fawcett: How I Overcame The Perils Of Starting A Little Free Library Courtesy: Shelley Pellegrino

Denby Fawcett: How I Overcame The Perils Of Starting A Little Free Library

Thieves stole the first three boxes of free books, but the fourth time was the charm.

Denby Fawcett: Why Hawaii Should Care About The Russia-Ukraine War Courtesy: Kyiv City Council

Denby Fawcett: Why Hawaii Should Care About The Russia-Ukraine War

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is far from Hawaii, but its savagery is immoral and could increase our everyday costs.