Design industry pipeline keeping workers in town

An education-to-employment infrastructure has brought businesses, kept workers, and made Kalamazoo a national hub for industrial design and related jobs.

Formula shortage has roots in breastfeeding misinformation

A sudden lack of baby formula can be another mental health stressor for parents at a time of intense pressure. Formula can be a nutritional life saver, but its prominence has come at the expense of unrivaled mother nature’s milk.

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

September 21, 2022

COVID rates are flat. So are deaths and hospitalizations. Is this the NEW new normal?

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

September 15, 2022

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Michigan jumped over the past week, but some of the increase may be due to Labor Day holiday backlogs the week before. Also, COVID is still a top-three killer in Michigan.

a woman sitting against a wall with her hands over her face looking stressed out

September 8, 2022

The pandemic has increased the already large need for mental health services. The system hasn’t kept up, putting more pressure on those on the frontlines.

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

September 7, 2022

Some of the declines in new COVID-19 infections could be due to the holiday weekend. At the same time, hospitalizations have reached a six month high.

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

August 31, 2022

Daily rates of new COVID-19 infections in Michigan are largely unchanged from last week. But some expect the new school year could make a difference in the coming weeks.

a Portland Loo public toilet installed near a park

August 24, 2022

City officials outlined plans and solicited input from businesses on a range of downtown Kalamazoo priorities.

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

August 17, 2022

The number of new COVID-19 cases shot up by more than 1,000 cases per day over the past week. That’s after case numbers fell the week before. But testing delays may account for some of the difference.

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

August 11, 2022

The daily average of new COVID-19 infections fell last week for the first time since July. At the same time, hospitalizations went up slightly. And new data models suggest Michigan could see a surge of new COVID hospitalizations peaking in October.

Store employee and game master Asha Fernanders explains a game to patron Josh Cribbs.

August 3, 2022

Open for less than a year, the Voss Media Board Game Cafe in Galesburg is close to turning all the fun into a profitable business.

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

July 28, 2022

COVID infection numbers are on the rise again in Michigan, as BA.5 continues to spread. Kalamazoo County has seen similar increases, but the CDC has downgraded its community level from High to Medium.