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Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates

The YWCA says 84% of the women who complete the work furlough program never go back to prison. That’s why a top lawmaker says restoring its funding is a “no brainer.”

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Royal Palace Is In Danger Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s Royal Palace Is In Danger

Iolani Palace was already struggling to find the money for much-needed repairs. Then came COVID-19.

Denby Fawcett: Sad To Watch The Turmoil At The Star-Advertiser Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Sad To Watch The Turmoil At The Star-Advertiser

The Star-Advertiser’s plan to cut 30 newsroom staff may turn out to be a negotiating ploy, but it’s “shocking” news to the journalists who were on the layoff list.

Denby Fawcett: The Shared Trauma Of 1968 And 2020 Warren K. Leffler/Wikimedia Commons

Denby Fawcett: The Shared Trauma Of 1968 And 2020

The U.S.’ current crises are often compared to the upheavals of 1968. But there are key differences, notably how the struggles with COVID-19 and racial injustice are seemingly bonding us with the rest of the world.

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Entering A World Of Uncertainty As Hawaii Reopens

Gov. David Ige shouldn’t be pressured into reopening the state for tourism too early.

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat Courtesy of Liz Schwartz

Denby Fawcett: I’m Still Too Wary Of COVID-19 To Rush Out To Eat

Restaurants on Oahu will be allowed to open June 5 for customers to eat inside again.

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.