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 gloved hand holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe

April 21, 2021

Getting everybody vaccinated may be harder than expected with a quarter of Americans against it.

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

April 21, 2021

Overall hospitalizations seem to be leveling off again. Infection rates continue to fall.

a sunrise over downtown Kalamazoo

April 20, 2021

Infection rates have begun to turn around, but does that mean Michigan’s surge is coming to an end?

a disposable face mask lies in a gutter

April 20, 2021

A year after the pandemic began, medical trash is piling up.

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

April 20, 2021

Hospitalizations reach new high. COVID deaths rise as new infections begin to fall.

a small child in a face mask

April 19, 2021

The state health department expanded mask mandate and extended bans on large gatherings.

A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19

April 19, 2021

A survey of teachers statewide indicates that almost 90% are inoculated against COVID.

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

April 19, 2021

New infection, death, and hospitalization numbers are all flat.

a group of tourists in face masks

April 16, 2021

People are willing to travel hundreds of miles to find available vaccine appointments.

A cafe with a "now open" sign

April 16, 2021

Even with infection rates soaring, the restaurant business is climbing back toward pre-pandemic levels.