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Debra Lordan

Debra Lordan has been a writer and website editor for Maui Now since December 2014. She has 35-plus years of experience in the publishing industry, serving in a variety of positions—from photographer, graphic designer and communications director to writer, editor and general manager—at scientific research centers, a book publishing company, a weekly newspaper and various magazines.

She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.


Articles by Debra Lordan

December 10, 2018

Maui Pukaball Tournament Winners Announced

Eighty-two enthusiastic players of all ages and skill levels participated in Maui’s 2018 Pukaball Tournament and clinics Dec. 6 to 10 at the Wailea Tennis Club.
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October 24, 2018

Eyewitness Describes ‘Ill-Advised Beach Landing’

“Ocean conditions warranted much more caution than was taken by the outrigger's steersman and crew members,” the witness said.
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October 22, 2018

Several Injured in South Maui Outrigger Canoe Accident

An accident occurred at the Maui Canoe Club this morning, Oct. 22, at approximately 8 a.m. as a double-hulled canoe approached shore.
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October 16, 2018

PHOTO UPDATE: Maui Teachers ‘Take a Stand’

Teachers and parents at 50 public school campuses in Hawai‘i conducted sign-waving and walk-ins before classes began today, campaigning in favor of the school funding amendment.
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August 25, 2018

LANE Winds Topple Giant Eucalyptus at Pi‘iholo

The tree blocked the road for several hours as a six-man Maui County road crew worked with a bulldozer and chainsaws to remove it during relentless rainfall.
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August 25, 2018

LANE Winds Snap Three Utility Poles on Waiahiwi Road

Area resident, Susan Miller said, "Three power poles snapped like old-fashioned matchsticks.  Our road leading to Pi‘iholo is trashed.
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July 14, 2018

How Long Will the Current Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Last?

A US Geological Survey report to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park addressed time frames of activity for Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ).
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February 21, 2018

Big Island Police: Social Media Comments ‘Spiraled Out of Control’

Social media comments inferring the threat of gun violence at Big Island schools at the end of January “spiraled out of control, causing concern for parents,” Hawaiʻi Police Department Puna Patrol Area I Capt. Samuel Jelsma told Maui Now's sister site, Big Island Now this morning.
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November 15, 2017

Black Friday Deals Start Early on Maui

Black Friday sales are starting earlier, weeks ahead of the actual shopping holiday at some Maui stores
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October 09, 2017

UPDATE 1: Three Fires Spreading in Central Valley

Three fires reported at about 3:30 today, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, are said to be spreading rapidly in the Central Valley.
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