Capitol protestors may have spread coronavirus throughout the state

Those protesting efforts to fight COVID-19 may make it worse.

Protesters converged on the capitol on April 15 to rally against what they saw as unfair restrictions of their rights during the coronavirus pandemic. They may have made the situation worse.

Cell phone data analyzed and released by the location data firm VoteMap shows that people gathering in Lansing at that time went on to scatter throughout the state, including southwest Michigan.

NowKalamazoo Partner Event
Group of people laughing and chatting underneath the text "Eat. Drink. Give. Craft beer. Wine. Great food."

A fundraising gala supporting

logo for Gryphon Place

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 7-10PM
Girl Scouts Program & Training Center

It’s back! Eat Drink Give returns to bring hundreds of guests together to enjoy a memorable evening filled with food, drinks, music, and fun. This gala features tasty creations, an impressive selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for sampling, an awesome venue, fabulous raffle and auction prizes, and best of all — people who want to make a difference!

The funds raised at Eat Drink Give will support Gryphon Place’s local programs and services, including 2-1-1, suicide prevention, youth services, Restorative Practices and more. We know the last few years have been difficult for everyone, so the joy of celebrating and supporting our community is needed now more than ever. We hope to see you there!

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West Michigan is seeing some of the biggest spikes in COVID-19 right now, with infections set to peak in the region in late May through June, according to Michigan Advance.

You can read the full story here.

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