The online news site Maui Now reported this week that The Maui News will discontinue printing its Sunday edition.

The last edition will be this Sunday. Beginning July 6, The Maui News will have a Saturday edition called the “Weekender.”

“We are very excited to showcase ‘The Weekender,'” said publisher Joe Bradley. “It will be filled with content that is unique and important to our readers.”

The Sunday edition had been printed for more than 30 years. The paper will continue printing Monday through Saturdays.

A screen shot of The Maui News, June 28, 2019.

The Pacific Media Workers Guild, which represents the paper’s 43 unionized employees in the editorial, advertising and circulation departments, expressed disappointment in the decision, according to Maui Now, while acknowledging “financial challenges” in the newspaper industry.

The article noted that The Maui News is the only daily newspaper in the state — until next week, when it will technically no longer be a daily newspaper — not owned by Oahu Publications, which is owned by David Black of Black Press Ltd., a Canadian-based newspaper company

That company owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today and The Garden Island.

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