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Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas addresses weekend protests during a Sunday news conference Photo by John McNeill, WMUK
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Nine people were arrested after members of the Proud Boys hate group and counter-demonstrators scuffled Saturday near Arcadia Festival Park, but Kalamazoo city officials say it could have been much worse. 

John McNeill / WMUK

Members of the white nationalist group the Proud boys clashed with counter demonstrators in downtown Kalamazoo on Saturday. 

KPS Approves Back To School Plan

Aug 14, 2020
Kalamazoo Public Schools Administration Building - file photo by WMUK

Parents in the Kalamazoo School District have until Monday morning to pick a back-to-school option for their kids. School Board trustees approved the plan Thursday night. 

Courtesy Mindi Bagnall

What first catches the eye on artist Mindi Bagnall’s Instagram page is an installation piece she calls “World Wide Web.”

Kalamazoo Defender | David Birkam

A year ago last month, Kalamazoo County got its first public defender’s office. Kalamazoo Defender Executive Director Joshua Hilgart says they’ve learned a lot in that year. That includes that roughly more than 60 percent of the 5,000 low-income criminal defendants it served are battling other issues, such as unstable housing, mental illness, joblessness and addiction. Hilgart tells us more in an interview that aired today.