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.

NowKalamazoo original story One year of pandemic

A year ago, the first cases of COVID were discovered in Michigan. News from the state paints a picture of panic in the early days.

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A Black woman holds signs reading "Economic justice" and "Reparations now!"

June 18, 2021

Kalamazoo groups plan events to celebrate the first official holiday.

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

June 18, 2021

MI positivity rate continues to fall to new lows. In Kzoo, new cases are flat as positivity rises.

a person with a face mask in their hand

June 17, 2021

The governor has hinted that she might eliminate remaining COVID restrictions as soon as this weekend.

a group of people having a party

June 17, 2021

Two weeks after Memorial Day weekend there has been no surge in COVID infections.

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

June 17, 2021

New COVID variant found in southwest Michigan. Kzoo positivity rate drops below state level.

Children make a crafts project at a daycare

June 16, 2021

Proposals would help fund daycare while making it easier for providers.

A pair of school lunch trays with hotdogs, chips, and other foods

June 16, 2021

Kalamazoo schools will provide breakfasts and lunches daily at six sites throughout the district.

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

June 16, 2021

New infections in Kzoo have been in single digits for a week straight.

a map showing Michigan's congressional districts

June 15, 2021

The commission is in charge of drawing new electoral district lines. But the new process may be a difficult one.

money sticking out from underneath a surgical face mask

June 15, 2021

The proposed plan would continue federal unemployment aid for those who return to their old jobs.