Ben Jones runs the tech side of things at NowKalamazoo while also compiling the daily newsletter. Jones worked in film production for several years before jumping into broadcast journalism. He claims that he has worked for every radio news department in Kalamazoo (there are more of them than you think). More recently he has delved into website development, working with everything from small, local nonprofits to large, multinational organizations.
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The Michigan Press Association has just announced their annual best in journalism awards and I couldn’t wait to share the news with you. Drumroll, please … News Media Publication of the Year for all local publications in the state: Third Place! Best Writing in the state: Third Place for Finding Peace During War Honorable Mention […]
COVID Update: COVID plateau continues
COVID rates are flat. So are deaths and hospitalizations. Is this the NEW new normal?
COVID Update: Infections bounce back from holiday weekend
The number of new COVID-19 infections in Michigan jumped over the past week, but some of the increase may be due to Labor Day holiday backlogs the week before. Also, COVID is still a top-three killer in Michigan.
COVID Update: Case numbers drop for 2nd week
Some of the declines in new COVID-19 infections could be due to the holiday weekend. At the same time, hospitalizations have reached a six month high.
COVID Update: Infection rates flat as school resumes
Daily rates of new COVID-19 infections in Michigan are largely unchanged from last week. But some expect the new school year could make a difference in the coming weeks.
COVID Update: Cases jump back up
The number of new COVID-19 cases shot up by more than 1,000 cases per day over the past week. That’s after case numbers fell the week before. But testing delays may account for some of the difference.
COVID Update: Infections drop as hospitalizations rise
The daily average of new COVID-19 infections fell last week for the first time since July. At the same time, hospitalizations went up slightly. And new data models suggest Michigan could see a surge of new COVID hospitalizations peaking in October.
COVID Update: Infections jump 20%
COVID infection numbers are on the rise again in Michigan, as BA.5 continues to spread. Kalamazoo County has seen similar increases, but the CDC has downgraded its community level from High to Medium.
COVID Update: Everything is flat
New infection numbers were flat over the past week in Kalamazoo County and Michigan. At the same time, experts say the BA.5 subvariant is spreading fast and continues to make itself known.
COVID Update: Independence Day surge
COVID-19 case numbers went up following the July 4 holiday weekend. But that may not be the only thing leading to more infections.