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Denby Fawcett

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.

Denby Fawcett: It’s A Bad Idea For Honolulu’s Next Mayor To End Homeless Sweeps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: It’s A Bad Idea For Honolulu’s Next Mayor To End Homeless Sweeps

It will take a lot of tools to solve homelessness in Hawaii. Enforcement of city laws is one of those tools.

Denby Fawcett: This Diamond Head Mom Found An Unusual Way To Fight City Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: This Diamond Head Mom Found An Unusual Way To Fight City Hall

A mother tired of asking the city to protect children on a dangerous road in a school zone has found her own way to bring about change.

Denby Fawcett: Here’s Why Shaming People Won’t Fix Hawaii’s Mask Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Here’s Why Shaming People Won’t Fix Hawaii’s Mask Problem

Without clear rules, people are taking it upon themselves to chastise strangers for not wearing a mask — sometimes in situations where masks aren’t required.

Denby Fawcett: Adults Hijacked Halloween Decades Ago. This Year The Kids Will Get It Back Courtesy Bryan Berkowitz

Denby Fawcett: Adults Hijacked Halloween Decades Ago. This Year The Kids Will Get It Back

A return to simple family pleasures has been one of the few bright lights of the pandemic.