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Maui News ‘Weekender’ is set to debut July 6

The Maui News

WAILUKU — Saturday, July 6, marks a new chapter for The Maui News as readers will experience a brand-new edition called The Weekender.

Since its first edition 119 years ago, The Maui News has been telling the story of Maui County, covering the news, sporting events and our people both in print and, in recent years, online at mauinews.com.

This commitment to the local community also includes feature stories on people you know who are doing interesting things, as well as leadership on local, national and statewide issues on our Opinion pages. The Weekender will have more local content from readers through letters to the editor and Viewpoints.

The Weekender will build on that commitment. The new edition will include all of your favorites — full-color comics, the Channel Surfer and sports coverage. The Pau Hana and Community sections will be found in The Weekender — our large weekend classified advertising listings also will be included. The best things from our Saturday and Sunday editions will be combined in The Weekender as the newspaper switches to six-day delivery.

“We are very excited to showcase The Weekender. It will be filled with content that is unique and important to our readers,” said Joe Bradley, publisher of The Maui News. “Nobody comprehensively covers the news, sports and community happenings in Maui County more thoroughly than The Maui News. We are your watchdogs for local government.”

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the news staff 19 awards for coverage of Maui County earlier this month. The winning entries represent a year in review of the top stories of 2018 in Maui County and the high level of journalism standards and objectivity employed by reporters.

“We are very proud that the Society for Professional Journalists gave our news staff 19 awards for its coverage of Maui County happenings in 2018,” Bradley said.

“No other entity supports local businesses as we do through effective advertising initiatives. Our numerous editorials over the last two years urging readers to ‘Shop at Home’ reflected the dedication we have to helping local businesses thrive.

“We will continue that support in the new Weekender Edition.

“We are excited to take this new step in our history.”

The Weekender also will contain all of your favorite Sunday advertising inserts and specials a day earlier, which will allow readers to better plan their weekend shopping trips. All rates for The Maui News will remain the same.

News and sports that happen on Saturdays will be available on our website, mauinews.com. Readers can also sign up for our online newsletters at our website — stay up-to-date on the latest daily headlines and breaking news. The Maui News subscribers also have full access to our digital replica edition.