The state House chamber in Lansing.

November 18, 2020

Michigan’s House and Senate have rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but lack of buy-in makes it hard to control.

a person stands in a road with a sign that reads "Please Help. Hard Times. Unemployed"

November 18, 2020

Michigan’s unemployment agency is getting ready for an expected second wave of layoffs after orders to “pause” many businesses go into effect.

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

November 18, 2020

Kalamazoo County reports nearly 200 new cases and 7 deaths. Positivity rates have been in the double digits for two weeks. Hospitalizations continue to rise as the state begins reporting individual hospital numbers.

A map of Michigan showing Kalamazoo in orange

November 18, 2020

A tool developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology will tell you how likely you are to run into someone with COVID.

a child in a mask faces a blackboard and school supplies

November 17, 2020

More than 7,000 staff and students have tested positive for COVID in new and ongoing school-based outbreaks.

a closed sign on the front door of a bar

November 17, 2020

Some applaud new efforts to contain COVID by temporarily closing bars, theaters, and some schools. Others call it a death blow to restaurants and a power grab.

the portage public schools administration building

November 17, 2020

The district had been holding elementary classes in-person and online. Beginning Wednesday, they will join their middle and high school classmates in virtual classrooms.

November 17, 2020

State surpasses 8K deaths. Hospitalizations and positivity rates continue to rise. Kalamazoo County case numbers also going up.

governor gretchen whitmer during a press conference

November 16, 2020

New restrictions issued by state health officials limits gatherings, closes restaurants and schools for three weeks.

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

November 16, 2020

The state continues to break infection records as positivity rate rises. Deaths continue to rise. COVID infects state lawmakers. Kalamazoo experiences new cases, deaths. WMU infections increase.