a red, wooden school house after total renovation

April 20, 2022

After an extensive restoration and a pandemic break, classes (and more) resume at the 143-year-old school house on a Cooper Township corner.

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

April 14, 2022

New cases of COVID-19 jumped 42% in the past week. The new BA.2 subvariant is to blame.

the buildings lining one of the main roads in downtown Kalamazoo

April 12, 2022

We talk to Rebekah Kik, the head of Kalamazoo’s Community Planning & Economic Development Department, who is tasked with turning around downtown governance and kick-starting a new era of development.

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

April 7, 2022

COVID numbers ticked up slightly since last week. Officials speculate it may be due to spring break travelers.

cravings deli owners anson and xin liu

April 4, 2022

Cravings Deli, the aptly-named eatery inside pan-Asian specialty grocer Pacific Rim, still leans into its unique dishes made by mom to expand the community’s food culture.

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

March 29, 2022

Last week, it seemed like COVID-19 numbers were on the rise again in Michigan. This week is the opposite. Infection measurements and positivity rates are heading back downward.

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

March 22, 2022

For the most part things are looking good pandemic-wise. Hospitalizations are still declining and infection rates are still low. But some indicators are inching up again, raising the specter of another COVID surge.

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

March 15, 2022

COVID has been in a steep decline in Michigan, but that decline is flattening as infection rates reach levels similar to last summer. Still, the positivity rate is near 3% and hospitalizations remain below 1,000.

DeMargeo White stands behind a table with several slices of his cheesecake arranged on top

March 10, 2022

Local cheesecake maker Huey D’s Goodies started cooking for mom and continues to be inspired by family.

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

March 8, 2022

Hospitalizations fell below 1,000 in Michigan. Meanwhile, the state’s positivity rate dropped to 4%. Things are slower in Kalamazoo, but we’re catching up.