NowKalamazoo original story Kalamazoo leaders explore changing how the city handles protests

Following mishandled events over the summer, city commissioners want to revise how the police respond to protests.

NowKalamazoo original story ‘It’s not viable’ – An economist looks at anti-restriction sentiments

Without lawmakers stepping up with financial relief, industries like restaurants are forced to choose between adhering to life-saving restrictions or violating health code orders, spreading the virus, and going out of business anyway.

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A standardized test form

January 26, 2021

The state superintendent is petitioning the incoming Biden administration to skip spring standardized tests.

Two children with backpacks wearing face masks

January 26, 2021

KPS is weighing whether to return students to in-person classes. Leaders will gauge the opinion of parents after townhalls next week.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over seven weeks

January 26, 2021

New cases and deaths rise slightly in Michigan. Kalamazoo County hits lowest transmission rate in months as deaths climb.

Robert Gordon and Elizabeth Hertel

January 25, 2021

Robert Gordon abruptly resigned as head of the state’s health department Friday putting deputy Elizabeth Hertel in charge.

a placard outside a restaurant reads "curbside pickup only"

January 25, 2021

After nearly two months, restaurants will be able to reopen February 1 but with new limits to their businesses.

a teacher sits in a classroom with a face mask on

January 25, 2021

With many schools set to reopen in March, Kalamazoo’s teachers want more information on when they will be able to be vaccinated.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over seven weeks

January 25, 2021

More cases of COVID variant discovered. New infections and deaths stable in Kalamazoo. Vaccinations progressing despite slow rollout of new supplies.

a national guard soldier gives a COVID vaccine to a woman

January 25, 2021

About 300 new Michigan National Guard members deployed on Sunday. Their mission is to assist in the state’s COVID mitigation efforts. A news release from the State Emergency Operations Center said the troop surge is meant to help the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to perform tests and vaccinations for COVID-19. In December, […]

a person sits leaning against a pillar in a public bus station

January 22, 2021

The City of Kalamazoo will spend $250K to renovate the Knights Inn motel into affordable housing.

a sign in a window reads "We cannot wait to see you again. Stay safe."

January 22, 2021

Jobs numbers from December show huge number of restaurant workers were laid off in the wake of state shutdown orders.