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Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: How This Political Rookie, 72, Pulled Off A Big Senate Upset Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How This Political Rookie, 72, Pulled Off A Big Senate Upset

Sharon Moriwaki beat state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria by 20 percentage points in a district full of high-rise condos.

Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle?

Its super PACs have spent big money in recent elections, but its anointed candidates often lose. The latest example: Colleen Hanabusa.

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.