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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: Some Want Permanent Security Barriers At Capitol, But At What Cost? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Some Want Permanent Security Barriers At Capitol, But At What Cost?

Fencing and blockades mar the open spaces of one of the most beautiful buildings in Hawaii and reduce public access to the workings of government.

Denby Fawcett: It’s Finally Time To Evict Donald Trump From Our Brains — And From Office Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Denby Fawcett: It’s Finally Time To Evict Donald Trump From Our Brains — And From Office

Trump, more than any other president, has been able to engage both his supporters and detractors with his ceaseless grab for attention.

Denby Fawcett: A Moment Of Wonder In An Otherwise Unsettling Year Bob Jones

Denby Fawcett: A Moment Of Wonder In An Otherwise Unsettling Year

Japanese glass fishing floats are a rare gift from the sea.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Is A Tourist Trap. It’s Time To Change That Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Is A Tourist Trap. It’s Time To Change That

The drop in tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic could give the state a chance to transform the attraction into an unforgettable natural and cultural experience.

Denby Fawcett: Show More Aloha, Biki — Bike Program Should Share The Wealth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Show More Aloha, Biki — Bike Program Should Share The Wealth

Honolulu gives the bike share program many financial benefits with little oversight and scant public input.

Denby Fawcett: These Native Hawaiian Plants Are Dying — Here’s Why We Should Care Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: These Native Hawaiian Plants Are Dying — Here’s Why We Should Care

Roadside terraces at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific are dotted with dead ohia lehua trees and the barren stalks of what were once ruby red ti plants.

Denby Fawcett: Parents Fear This Hawaii School Is Bringing Kids Back To Classroom Too Soon Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Education

Denby Fawcett: Parents Fear This Hawaii School Is Bringing Kids Back To Classroom Too Soon

Should parents be forced to send their children back to school even when they feel it is unsafe? At least one Hawaii public school is saying yes.

Denby Fawcett: Americans Are Getting Creative To Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: Americans Are Getting Creative To Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

From contactless buffet dinners to bento box turkey and socially distanced tables, people have thought up new ways to safely celebrate Thanksgiving amid the pandemic.

 

Denby Fawcett: The Hibiscus Drive Neighborhood Is Slowly Coming Back To Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Hibiscus Drive Neighborhood Is Slowly Coming Back To Life

Tragedy struck the venerable Diamond Head neighborhood in January when two police officers and a longtime homeowner were killed and a fire that started during the rampage burned numerous homes.