Teresa Baker sits at a desk

December 17, 2021

Local independent book and notebook company is finding success in passing on lessons in empathy and entrepreneurship to kids.

jon foster sits across a desk from a social worker

December 16, 2021

When Kalamazoo city officials broke up encampments, they told people to seek help at the Gospel Mission and Ministry With Community. From there, the search for assistance continues in a poorly organized system.

kathy beebe stands behind a counter at caffe casa

December 15, 2021

The pandemic is no match for Caffe Casa and the couple who have served customers in the same Kalamazoo Mall location for nearly three decades.

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

December 14, 2021

Though the number of illnesses are coming down from a high of over 7,000 per day, more than 100 people are dying from the coronavirus each day and hospitalization are higher than they’ve ever been.

lea braxton stands in front of a mural depciting a child crying

December 13, 2021

A mother whose daughter was killed by gunfire as a bystander wants answers and action. In grief, she has to be realistic not optimistic.

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

December 7, 2021

More than 100 people are dying of COVID-19 each day in Michigan as the pandemic continues to worsen. The state’s positivity rate hit 20% – the highest of the pandemic. And hospitalizations continue to break records.

Doreen Gardner prepares peanut brittle in a kitchen

December 2, 2021

The food industry start-up incubator Can-Do Kitchen is changing its name, moving to a bigger facility, and expanding its scope to help all entrepreneurs in Kalamazoo.

Angie Jackson roasting barley with a torch

December 1, 2021

A local mixologist has a newly-released book of both cocktails and “don’t call them mocktails” – just in time for the holiday season.

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

November 30, 2021

More people than ever are being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Michigan and Kalamazoo County. At the same time, the state’s positivity rate has also reached a new high.

Children wearing masks in school

November 29, 2021

Many school districts are removing the protection that masks have provided as hospitals raise red flags and local and state leaders decline to intervene.