NowKalamazoo original story As Delta spreads in Michigan, some counties are more vulnerable than others

Delta is expected to be more contagious than other variants, but vaccines still keep it at bay.

NowKalamazoo original story Protesters against police violence hit with racism, but not tear gas

Nearly a year since George Floyd was killed and a new phase of protests against police violence began, much remains to be done, Kalamazoo protest organizers said.

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sign marking Western Michigan University's main campus

August 3, 2021

MSU and U of M will require students and staff to be vaccinated when classes start. WMU has not followed suit.

A large crowd of people gathered near several men fighting.

August 3, 2021

Investigators have spent several months digging into Kalamazoo police mishandling of 2020 protests. The final report is expected soon.

a flag on a light pole with words that read "More in a lifetime. Kalamazoo College"

August 2, 2021

Kalamazoo College is mandating students be vaccinated against COVID before classes start in the fall.

People standing in line for a COVID-19 vaccine

August 2, 2021

Ascension Borgess Hospital will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID and the flu by November.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County since March 2020

August 2, 2021

The positivity rate is nearing 5% in Michigan. It’s near 7% in Kalamazoo.

The state House chamber in Lansing.

July 16, 2021

Despite the fervor, the rule change would have no practical effect.

The Kalamazoo County courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo

July 16, 2021

16 months after it stopped seating juries, county courts are set to resume. A backlog of cases awaits them.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on a video screen

July 15, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled the first four winners of $50K daily drawings.

a woman counts a stack of dollar bills

July 15, 2021

Health workers say there hasn’t been an uptick in people being vaccinated since Michigan’s vaccine sweepstakes was announced.

a gloved hand holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine

July 15, 2021

Once a hot commodity, COVID vaccines are now expiring on freezer shelves.