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 holding a vial of vaccine

May 11, 2021

Shots for children ages 12 to 15 could begin as soon as Thursday.

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

May 11, 2021

Kalamazoo falls below 11% positivity. The state is now under 9% positivity.

a judge's gavel on a desk

May 11, 2021

9th Circuit Court says in-person jury trials are just too dangerous during spring surge of COVID.

an illustration of vaccination metrics

May 10, 2021

Health officials added thousands of out-of-state vaccinations, boosting the state’s vaccination numbers.

a newborn baby in an incubator

May 10, 2021

Even as infant mortality rates fell dramatically throughout the state, Kalamazoo’s rose.

people roasting marshmallows over a campfire

May 10, 2021

The CDC issues guidelines for sending kids away this summer.

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

May 10, 2021

All COVID metrics are on the decline – including daily deaths.

Illustration of what the LodgeHouse will look like

May 7, 2021

A group is raising money to renovate an old Kalamazoo hotel into housing for the unhoused.

a young woman in a cap and gown and face mask

May 7, 2021

The ceremonies will be outdoors and masked.

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

May 7, 2021

Two pharmacy chains have moved to on-demand COVID vaccinations.