NowKalamazoo original story Voters asked to fight homelessness with property tax increase

Millage request on November ballot is an expansion of project approved in 2015 that housed more than 500 families, officials say.

NowKalamazoo original story Kalamazoo leaders debate police response to racist rally as residents call for resignations

City commissioners criticized how police handled a rally that turned violent Saturday in Kalamazoo. City residents called for city officials to resign during a marathon public comment session.

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The front of Kalamazoo Christian Elementary School.

September 22, 2020

Kalamazoo County’s two largest school districts reported a combined loss of more than 500 students while nearby private schools have experienced an influx.

a man and a woman sit at a table outdoors with masks on while a waiter with a mask takes their order

September 22, 2020

The one-time funds are open to the first 5,000 people who apply.

September 22, 2020

The seven day average is 684 new cases per day.

a police car parked in front of a tree and some buildings

September 22, 2020

The city approved the money, which comes from a state grant, to give hazard pay to people who put their lives on the line early on in the pandemic.

two college students walking down the street, one without a mask, the other with his mask down around his neck.

September 21, 2020

The university has now had 235 infections since students started returning to campus in August.

a woman with a face mask stands behind a clear protective shield scanning groceries

September 21, 2020

COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing among people under 30. Some people think it’s because they’re careless, but data tells another story.

A clock tower on the campus of Western Michigan University

September 21, 2020

Cost cutting measures come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the savings is coming from staff cuts.

September 21, 2020

Infections continue to climb on college campuses, but deaths remain steady and hospitalizations are down.

A screenshot of the Twitter header for Portage Central Athletics

September 21, 2020

A member of the coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the cancellation of the school’s game against East Lansing.

a sign that reads "Lakeside for Children - Home of Lakeside Academy"

September 18, 2020

The former employees are being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks.