by Andrew Walden
A source informs us the Maui News is ceasing publication of the Maui Weekly. According to our source, October 30 will be the final edition.
In addition to Maui Weekly, Maui News also owns Lahaina News and Maui Bulletin.
Maui News is now the state’s only independent print daily. Oahu Publications, holding company of the Star-Advertiser, purchased the Kauai Garden Isle in January, 2013 and recently announced an agreement to buy the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today from Las Vegas-based Stephens Media.
Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui.