a person washing their hands

December 18, 2020

State lawmakers agreed to halt water shutoffs until the end of March.

a chart showing new COVID infection averages in Michigan and Ohio since mid-October.

December 17, 2020

Both states saw similar rises in infections throughout the fall until Michigan ordered new COVID restrictions.

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

December 17, 2020

Michigan passes 11K deaths just 8 days after passing 10K deaths. Case counts continue to fall in the state as they rise again in Kalamazoo County.

Kalamazoo City Commissioners in a Zoom meeting

December 17, 2020

New legislation allows remote government meetings, loosens medical licensing, and eases education hiring.

a man receives a flu vaccine in his arm by a nurse

December 17, 2020

Five days after Pfizer’s COVID vaccine was approved, 244 Michiganders have had the inoculation.

Kalamazoo's Bronson Park decorated for the holidays

December 17, 2020

Organizers plan a trimmed-down version of its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, with performances in person and streamed online.

a woman in a police uniform

December 16, 2020

The city admits embattled public safety chief Karianne Thomas was fired in September, but they pretended she resigned.

the box for Ellume's COVID-19 home test

December 16, 2020

The FDA approved the at-home test on Tuesday, but it may still be months before it sees widespread availability.

a sign for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

December 16, 2020

In partnership with the city and county, the money will provide living space to help homeless people avoid COVID and the winter cold.

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

December 16, 2020

The county’s average COVID death count has doubled in a week. New case counts have risen, too. While hospitalizations are dropping statewide, they haven’t changed much in Kalamazoo.