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Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Homeless Have Avoided COVID-19 — So Far

Officials got a jump on preventing the disease among the homeless, who may also have been protected by their habits.

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter Courtesy: Rex Von Arnswaldt

Denby Fawcett: When Tourism Returns To Hawaii, It Should Be Smarter

We can use technology to encourage visitors to avoid crowded sites, charge for driving in heavy traffic and entice big spenders.

Denby Fawcett: We’re Going To Have To Get Over Our Anger Toward Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: We’re Going To Have To Get Over Our Anger Toward Tourists

Not all tourists are bad. If we want quality tourism, we need to find a way to welcome high-caliber visitors.

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Is Transforming Hawaii’s Food Culture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Is Transforming Hawaii’s Food Culture

Residents have become more aware of the fragile links to mainland food supplies and are supporting locally grown options.

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Robbed Us Of Everyday Adventures Bob Jones

Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Robbed Us Of Everyday Adventures

Zoom is better than nothing, but by now its charms have begun to wear thin.

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out Courtesy of Mihana Souza

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out

Every Friday at 7:30 p.m., make a thunderous sound of thanks for first responders and other essential workers. One to 2 minutes will do it.

Denby Fawcett: When Will This Be Over? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: When Will This Be Over?

Hawaii health officials expect stay-at-home restrictions will be needed until at least June. They need to see a substantial drop in new cases for 14 days before easing up.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Writers Suggest Books Of Solace For Isolated Times

Struggling with boredom or fear as you shelter in place? There’s a book for that.

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu Wikimedia Commons

Denby Fawcett: Even The Duke Was No Match For The Spanish Flu

The famous surfer and swimmer had to scuttle his aviator dreams when he came down with it on a mainland tour.