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Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Destroy State Capitol’s Openness With Security Barriers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Don’t Destroy State Capitol’s Openness With Security Barriers

The architectural wonder of the Capitol building with open access to the public is beneficial to everyone except for the few sneaky lawmakers who want to hide.

Embattled Hawaiian Humane Society CEO Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embattled Hawaiian Humane Society CEO Resigns

Lisa Fowler was at the center of an employee uprising calling for her ouster.

Denby Fawcett: The Enduring Appeal Of Hippies Courtesy of John Wehrheim

Denby Fawcett: The Enduring Appeal Of Hippies

A remake of a documentary evokes nostalgia for a different time when an enclave of free spirits sprang up on Kauai’s north shore.

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests

It’s already happening elsewhere around the country, sometimes voluntarily. The Catholic Church in the islands should follow suit.

Denby Fawcett: Council Member Wants Audit of Hawaiian Humane Society Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Council Member Wants Audit of Hawaiian Humane Society

Ann Kobayashi said she was stunned by how many key employees had left the Humane Society under its current CEO.

Denby Fawcett: A Death Trap At The Entrance To Diamond Head Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: A Death Trap At The Entrance To Diamond Head

Visitors love Honolulu’s iconic state monument  — perhaps too much. Now there are plans to move pedestrian traffic to a different tunnel and possibly restrict vehicle access.

Group Calls For Ouster Of Humane Society CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Calls For Ouster Of Humane Society CEO

Excessive euthanizations and hostile working conditions are alleged by an organization that includes former and current employees.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007

Comparing a new public relations video of the Campbell Estate heiress to an unscripted discussion with her 11 years ago shows she’s not her old sharp self.

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Homeless On Wheels In Honolulu

People living in vehicles seldom get counted in surveys and are often beyond the reach of service providers. Some don’t even consider themselves homeless.