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Andy Robins / WMUK

There are about 24,000 buildings in Kalamazoo, some of them historic. The city hopes to document most of them with photographs in 2021.

Pet Food Bank Popular During The Pandemic

Mar 25, 2021
Stacks of blue bags of pet food are arranged on pallets in a parking lot. The sky is overcast and there are tall stadium lights in the background.
Darren Abate / AP Images

The Kalamazoo Humane Society says demand for its pet food bank has gone up during the COVID-19 pandemic. KHS says it gave out more than 50,000 pounds of dog and cat food and litter to pet owners in need in 2020. It distributed a similar amount the year before, but to a smaller number of people. Director of Community Connections Julie Barber told WMUK that during the pandemic, the pet food bank has seen many new customers.

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

President Joe Biden is holding his first news conference on Thursday and is expected to field questions on a wide range of topics, from the coronavirus to the influx of migrants at the border and his upcoming infrastructure effort.

Courtesy of Western Michigan University


Western Michigan University president Edward Montgomery says three quarters of classes should be taught in person this fall. He says the university is making plans to in his words “safely return to near normal operations.”

Gordon Evans / WMUK

COVID-19 vaccination is continuing throughout Michigan, Indiana and the nation. As of April 5th, all adults in Michigan are eligible for the vaccine.  Find information from county health departments at the links below. Check back to this page for updates on vaccination clinics in the region and other events.