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.

a group of medical workers prepare COVID vaccines

January 22, 2021

Older and more at-risk people are losing out on limited vaccines as younger, healthier folks jump the queue.

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

January 22, 2021

New cases continue to decline … slowly. Hospitalizations drop below 2K. Kalamazoo County deaths rising again. County workers vaccinate record number.

a woman in a police uniform

January 21, 2021

Kalamazoo city commissioners want more information on the firing of the former public safety chief – and why it was covered up.

a placard outside a restaurant reads "curbside pickup only"

January 21, 2021

State health officials say they will let restaurants resume business even as a new, virulent strain of COVID reaches Michigan.

a tube with "COVID-19 vaccine" written on it in front of a calendar

January 21, 2021

The state’s top epidemiologist is worried that a new strain of the coronavirus may make that feat even more difficult.

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

January 21, 2021

Kalamazoo’s average drops below 50 cases per day. WMU reports first infections of the new semester. Nearly 500K Michiganders now vaccinated.

KRESA Superintendent Dave Campbell

January 21, 2021

The head of Kalamazoo County’s regional school district was hospitalized for three days.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer during an online press conference

January 20, 2021

The new plan, funded almost entirely with federal money, would improve vaccine distribution and help schools go back to in-person classes.

A heart-shaped floral wreath

January 20, 2021

The cities of Portage and Kalamazoo participated in a nationwide memorial to the roughly 400K Americans who have died from COVID since last March.