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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.
Denby Fawcett: Survivors Of Childhood Abuse Urge Others To Seek Justice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Survivors Of Childhood Abuse Urge Others To Seek Justice

The state has again extended the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits in cases of alleged childhood sexual abuse.

Denby Fawcett: Race Still Matters In Hawaii Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Race Still Matters In Hawaii Politics

When an analyst said Ed Case has an advantage as the only white Democrat running for Congress, many of us were taken aback. We shouldn’t have been.

Denby Fawcett: ‘Slap On The Wrist’ For The Diamond Head Hawker Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: ‘Slap On The Wrist’ For The Diamond Head Hawker

Park officials said the small fine is still a good step because it means prosecutors are taking illegal park activities seriously.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Politics Has Never Been For The Faint-Hearted Wikimedia Commons

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Politics Has Never Been For The Faint-Hearted

Rough political attacks are nothing new. In 1874, supporters of Queen Emma physically assaulted backers of David Kalakaua in the aftermath of a royal election.

Denby Fawcett: Politically Correct Terms for Race Are Racist Themselves Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Politically Correct Terms for Race Are Racist Themselves

Harry Kim caused controversy by referring to someone as “colored.” Let’s move past all ways of describing people by their complexions.

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets Courtesy oF Chad Koyanagi

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets

A Honolulu doctor has spent years caring for mentally ill people who are homeless, trying to earn their trust and overcome their resistance to getting care.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Sweeps Have Become ‘Free Maid Service’ Courtesy of DLNR

Denby Fawcett: Homeless Sweeps Have Become ‘Free Maid Service’

New efforts by the state and city can’t hide the fact that for the hardcore homeless, the government is a cleaning service.

Denby Fawcett: Bowling Alley Supporters Fight For ‘Soul Of Kailua’ Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Bowling Alley Supporters Fight For ‘Soul Of Kailua’

Millennials lead the charge to convince a development company to hold off on its plan to redevelop the Pali Lanes site.

Denby Fawcett: These Honolulu Women Are Headed For The Record Books Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: These Honolulu Women Are Headed For The Record Books

Our columnist and 11 other women in her fitness class lifted more than 30 tons of kettlebells in an hour.

Denby Fawcett: John Radcliffe’s Last Fight Is For His Own Right To Die Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: John Radcliffe’s Last Fight Is For His Own Right To Die

The longtime lobbyist for tobacco, liquor and gambling interests and prescription drug companies says this time he’s “on the side of angels.”

Denby Fawcett: This Flight Attendant Has Seen It All In 50 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: This Flight Attendant Has Seen It All In 50 Years

Trudy Wong has survived weight checks, girdles and forced retirement at age 32.

Denby Fawcett: Lawyer’s Advice Is Don’t Touch Anyone At Work — Period Openclipart

Denby Fawcett: Lawyer’s Advice Is Don’t Touch Anyone At Work — Period

Even a single touch can get you sued for sexual harassment, but not everyone agrees that hugs should be prohibited.