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Western Michigan University says a student has tested positive for COVID-19. 

United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo

Efforts continue to help families in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek that are strugglig during the coronavirus pandemic. They include the regional United Way's Disaster Relief Fund.

A close-up of a sandwich board with a sign that reads "preemptive covid-19 action - dealership closed"
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Globalization didn’t cause the coronavirus pandemic, and global ties might help as countries fight the disease, Western Michigan University economist Susan Pozo told WMUK. She also said that restarting the economy now would only damage it in the long run.

a wide view of an empty street with colorful buildings receding into the distance
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Small businesses in the City of Kalamazoo have a new option for coronavirus relief: a low-interest loan, backed by a new program from the city and the United Way.

Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

Like most places around the country, Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties still don't have enough ability to test people for the coronavirus. That means the tests that are available go to certain people.