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Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo is cutting its ties to Southwest Michigan First. City commissioners pulled out of the regional economic development agency on Monday February 15.

Kalamazoo Commission Divided On City Manager

Feb 2, 2021
John McNeill / WMUK

A badly divided Kalamazoo City Commission is apparently at odds over the job City Manager Jim Ritsema is doing.

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Kalamazoo City commissioners are hoping to reduce gun violence in the city. So far, 14 people have died because of shootings in the city in 2020.

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo. Photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo City commissioners are urging residents to follow the state's new COVID-19 orders, which take effect Wednesday. Mayor David Anderson says Public Safety may step in if officers run into potential “super-spreader” events. 

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas addresses weekend protests during a Sunday news conference Photo by John McNeill, WMUK
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo will soon have a new Public Safety chief. City officials said Wednesday night that current Chief Karianne Thomas is retiring at the end of the month.