NowKalamazoo original story Kalamazoo was ready for the Proud Boys. Then we weren’t.

Police spent weeks tracking the violent extremist group. City residents rang the alarm. Leaders appear to have disregarded it all, putting officers and the community at risk.

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.

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a nurse puts a bandage on a woman after she received a vaccine

September 24, 2021

People 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions are eligible to get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

sign marking Western Michigan University's main campus

September 23, 2021

Protesters called on the university to do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

September 23, 2021

A small part of the legislatures new budget bill would block health officials from issuing mask orders. But the governor may not let it through.

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

September 23, 2021

Delta nears 100% of infections. Kzoo corrects death records. County positivity jumps.

a sign in front of a cement building reads "Administration Building"

September 22, 2021

Some people want the county to repeal rules requiring masks in schools. Some on the county commission want to make that happen.

the state capital building in Lansing

September 22, 2021

The agreement hammered out between Republicans and Democrats would also restrict health departments from requiring masks in schools.

an industrial paper mill

September 21, 2021

A foul odor on Kalamazoo’s northside is leading people to question tax breaks for the business causing it.

Children wearing masks in school

September 21, 2021

As school outbreaks rise, county officials are taking action against one school not enforcing mask requirements.

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

September 21, 2021

Statewide school outbreaks have doubled. Positivity finally falling in Michigan.

a map of Michigan showing congressional districts

September 20, 2021

The new Congressional map for Michigan would leave some districts without incumbents while others duke it out in overlapping districts.