three workers sit aroujnd a table covered in piles of wool

February 23, 2022

The SHALOM Woolery Sheep Barn enhances work space for an operation that has provided housing and support for area adults with disabilities for three decades.

donovan mcvey and joshua gray stand in front of a white board covered in scribbles

February 22, 2022

Room 35 has created a consultancy for other entrepreneurs with a focus on leveraging Kalamazoo’s massive networks for undercapitalized ideas and ambitious small businesses.

Joy Morris-Burton performs a dance move in front of a giant mirror in her dance studio

February 18, 2022

The owners of new dance studio concept Move With Joy in the Edison neighborhood hope it improves mental health and career options for others, too.

The leaders of the new Obodo Easy Access Clinic stand in a row

February 16, 2022

One of the first clinics in the country for mind-and-body family care is opening in Kalamazoo. An explicit goal is to protect against the harm from a healthcare system that makes Black families particularly vulnerable.

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

February 15, 2022

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped 55% from its peak just over a month ago. The positivity rate is near 10%. Unfortunately, Kalamazoo isn’t keeping up.

Esperance Mukeshayezu and Carol Pratt sit at a table covered in books

February 10, 2022

English skills make accessing services and work opportunities easier – and widens the circle of support for processing trauma. Kalamazoo Literacy Council is holding a special training to support refugees on Feb. 12.

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

February 8, 2022

Daily new infection numbers have dropped 69% since the peak. Hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since November. Is Omicron burning out?

a flyer reading "KGOP Women's Luncheon to Feature Summit on Election Integrity"

February 2, 2022

The Kalamazoo GOP is using 2020 election misinformation to rally election inspectors for upcoming votes.

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

February 1, 2022

Even as case numbers decline throughout the state, infections at area schools continue to be a big problem.

Becky Bil holds a large bag of popcorn

January 31, 2022

A survey of shops in Kalamazoo’s downtown business district finds entrepreneurs in various industries keep their doors open by taking the pandemic in stride.