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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: Developer Defends Monster Houses As Criticism Mounts Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: Developer Defends Monster Houses As Criticism Mounts

The laws are stricter now, but they still don’t go far enough to prevent supersized homes from spreading throughout Oahu’s older neighborhoods.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Mom Who Took Over Road Riles Neighbors By Charging For Parking Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Mom Who Took Over Road Riles Neighbors By Charging For Parking

Mary Moriarty Jones says she wants to slow down traffic on Leahi Avenue with 30 new parking stalls, but residents say it’s unsafe.

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Turned Us Into Big Tippers. How Long Will That Last? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Turned Us Into Big Tippers. How Long Will That Last?

Overtipping was a means to show solidarity and compassion to waiters struggling beneath their masks to dish out food and drink in the confines of small spaces.

Denby Fawcett: As The Pandemic Wanes, I’m Strengthening My Connections Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: As The Pandemic Wanes, I’m Strengthening My Connections

COVID-19 made us realize that now is the time to embrace relationships and social justice.

Denby Fawcett: If You Want To Work In A Prison, Get Vaccinated Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: If You Want To Work In A Prison, Get Vaccinated

Most Hawaii prison guard recruits opted not to get the vaccine. More than half got sick during training.

Denby Fawcett: New Mask Guidelines Cause Confusion And Pushback Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Denby Fawcett: New Mask Guidelines Cause Confusion And Pushback

You have to wonder what’s the CDC’s rush when only 43% in Hawaii are fully vaccinated and across the United States just 37% are fully vaccinated.

Denby Fawcett: Mayor Offers Long List Of Improvements For Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: Mayor Offers Long List Of Improvements For Chinatown

But residents say just three things will make life better for them.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Capitol Shouldn’t Be Turned Into A Fortress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Capitol Shouldn’t Be Turned Into A Fortress

A bill to fortify Hawaii’s open State Capitol with metal detectors and security barriers thankfully dies in the Legislature.

Denby Fawcett: Ka Hala ʻAna i kekahi Mea ʻIke Loa Aloha Nui ʻIa Courtesy: Akira Kumagai

Denby Fawcett: Ka Hala ʻAna i kekahi Mea ʻIke Loa Aloha Nui ʻIa

‘O Patience “Pat” Nāmaka Wiggin Bacon, he ʻūmeke kāʻeo nāna i hoʻokoe mai i ko Hawaiʻi ʻōlelo a loina hoʻi.