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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

August 22, 2019

Golf Tournament & Ball Drop Fundraiser to Benefit Women Helping Women

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui and title sponsor Pukalani Superette will host the club’s sixth annual golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 14 at Pukalani Country Club.
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August 18, 2019

King Kekaulike Teacher Looking to ‘Extend Learning Beyond Instructional Day’

Mr. Fisher has a request: He needs computers for his students at King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani.
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June 02, 2019

40 Players Compete in Maui Pickleball Tournament

Forty players participated at the Maui Pickleball Tournament held on May 25, 2019, at Eddie Tam Gym and two private pickleball courts.
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May 25, 2019

Finding Amanda: Team Leader Berquist Tells the Story

"When the father of a missing girl asks you something like that, you don't say ‘no.’ So I said, ‘Of course I'll be there.'"
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May 24, 2019

Day 16: Reward for Amanda Eller Bumped Up to $50K

Amanda Eller's parents, John and Julie, and friends are offering up to $50,000, for information on the possible abduction of Amanda Eller.
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May 23, 2019

Day 15: MPD Discloses Forensics Report on Amanda Eller’s Phone

John Eller, Amanda's father, told Maui Now yesterday evening that the MPD got the forensics report back on Amanda's phone.
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May 22, 2019

Two Weeks Missing: ‘We are Nowhere Close to Stopping’ the Search for Amanda Eller

Dr. Amanda Eller, a Maui physical therapist and yoga instructor, has been missing for two weeks as of Wednesday, May 22. 2019.
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May 21, 2019

Day 13: ‘Let’s Keep This Search Going’

Team leader Chris Berquist described for Maui Now the Makawao Forest Reserve search for Amanda Eller on May 20 and outlined search plans for the coming days.
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May 20, 2019

Day 12: Search for Amanda Eller Expands Into Rougher Terrain

As the areas close to base camp fill in, searchers are moving further out. The rougher terrain compounds into a more demanding search.
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May 19, 2019

Day 11: Volunteers Continue to Fill in GPS Search Map

Over 100 searchers, about 25 support staff, a dozen drivers, several drones, rappellers, divers, and one search-and-rescue canine team participated in Saturday's search for Amanda Eller.
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