Tucker Carlson fans turn anger toward Kzoo city commissioner
Chris Praedel and the rest of the Kalamazoo City Commission stopped public urination from going on someone’s criminal record. But because he used the term “equity” to explain his vote, a Fox News host featured him on his show, and fans from around the country bombarded Praedel with angry messages.
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.
Why is Kalamazoo killing the one-way streets?
The City of Kalamazoo is planning to switch Kalamazoo and Michigan avenues from one-way to two-way. We get your questions answered about this major development underway in downtown Kalamazoo.
‘The license will open up doors’
A Kalamazoo city program is using business skills and licensing exam training to address the dearth of building contractors and upend a racial disparity in the trade.
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.
Factory Coffee’s downtown café to be more than a new location
The Kalamazoo roastery and coffee shop’s third location, which opens July 21, adds a full menu, adult beverages, and later nights.
COVID Update: Case counts down ahead of holiday
After spiking a week ago, the number of new COVID infections dropped again over the past week. But experts are keeping an eye out for any post-holiday effects.
An unlikely green thumb
Every year for the last 10 years, C.J. Drenth has meticulously placed each of the 20,000 plants into sculptures in Bronson Park and other places in the county.
Princess Mackie brings homebuying lessons to children and adults
Kalamazoo-based Realtor turns ideas about overcoming homeowner disparities into a children’s story about buying castles and breaking curses.
COVID Update: New variants on the rise
New cases of COVID-19 rose 10% over the last week amid the spread of newer versions of the Omicron variant. COVID deaths also jumped in the past week.