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

March 2, 2022

Just 50 people are being treated with COVID-19 in Kalamazoo – a stark improvement over the numbers from a month ago. Meanwhile, new infection numbers continue to decline both locally and statewide.

a man stands in front of the library holding a sign that reads "KPL aides deserve a living wage"

March 1, 2022

The contract talks covering a third of library workers are stuck on wages and hours.

a cartoon of a man and a woman lying in the grass looking at the stars

February 25, 2022

Gabriel Giron shares the inspiration behind his final collaboration with spoken word partner Kirk Latimer.

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

February 24, 2022

The number of people testing positive for COVID each day has hit the lowest level in six months. Meanwhile, the plummeting rate of hospitalizations is slowing down. And Kalamazoo’s positivity rate took a nosedive.

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.