Smoke on the U.S. Capitol steps

January 15, 2021

Professional journalist groups give advice on preparing for and keeping safe during the inauguration next Wednesday.

Bronson Hospital sign lit up at night

January 15, 2021

Bronson Healthcare’s four southwest Michigan hospitals are opening up access to the COVID vaccine for people over age 64.

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

January 15, 2021

The county’s new infection and death numbers have declined significantly in just the past week. Meanwhile, several COVID measures that had been declining at the state level have leveled off. Vaccinations are still ramping up.

a man and a woman sit at a table outdoors with masks on while a waiter with a mask takes their order

January 15, 2021

A statewide grant program aims to help those who lost jobs in the hospitality industry.

a closed sign on the front door of a bar

January 14, 2021

Group fitness classes and non-contact sports can resume Saturday.

a nurse administers a vaccine to somebody's upper arm

January 14, 2021

The state is focusing on getting more COVID vaccine out to more people as fast as possible and pushing back on allegations it’s not moving quickly enough.

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

January 14, 2021

State infection rates seem to be declining, as are deaths. The same is true in Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo’s positivity rate dipped below 10%. Vaccinations are still moving slowly, but weekly numbers are increasing.

sign marking Western Michigan University's main campus

January 14, 2021

The university aims to limit spread of the virus to avoid an ongoing outbreak like happened in the fall.

the front entrance of Taco Bob's restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo

January 13, 2021

State health officials are weighing whether to postpone restaurant reopening to February 1.

a black handgun next to red roses

January 13, 2021

In Kalamazoo, gun crimes rose significantly despite despite the state shutdown and the coronavirus pandemic.