Help celebrate area 8th graders during Community Graduation Parade! READ MORE!
MDHHS routinely reviews emergency department (ED) data for heat-related illness. During this past July 4 weekend, July 2 to July 5, 120 ED visits due to complaints that include heat exhaustion and heatstroke, sunburn and sun poisoning were reported. Daily temperatures this week are anticipated to again rise above 80 degrees, which generally correlates with an increase in ED visits for heat-related illness. R EAD MORE
Griffin, of Mattawan, helped approve a major overhaul to Michigan’s much-maligned no-fault system. The new law guarantees lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, combating fraudulent claims and strengthening consumer protections. READ MORE!
If you or your family will be living near or visiting Michigan waters this summer, it is important to be aware of potential harmful algal blooms (HABs) caused by cyanobacteria, which can have an impact on the health of people and animals. Also called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria are a natural part of Michigan lakes, rivers, and ponds. However, some cyanobacteria produce toxins, called cyanotoxins, that can make people and animals sick if they grow to form HABs. READ MORE!
Kalamazoo Youth Development Network joins the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) for a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer; and ensuring young people return to school ready to succeed. READ MORE!
To help combat the alarming increase of out-of-hospital medical emergencies and deaths that occurred in Michigan this spring, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, is urging residents not to avoid seeking help in a medical emergency. READ MORE!
Foam on these water bodies can have much higher amounts of PFAS than the water, and swallowing foam with PFAS could be a health risk. Health advisories for foam exist on some water bodies and specific advisories can be found in the PFAS Foam section at Michigan.gov/pfasresponse. READ MORE!
Tao Adedeji, the owner of He Reigns Magazine, was one of those businesses. Already a one-man operation, Adedeji was informed by a vendor, Ralph Jones of RJ’s Printing, of an opportunity to receive $5,000 through a Micro-Enterprise Grant. That referral turned into a blessing. But would it be enough for the black business community? READ MORE!
The goal of this project is to create a zoning code that is clear and easy to understand, creates predictable outcomes for development, and ultimately help to achieve the community’s vision for Downtown. The current zoning code was last updated in 2005. Since then the City has completed two Master Plans including the most recent 2025 Master Plan which specifically calls for an update of the zoning code. READ MORE ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED!
Free community movies! SEE THE SCHEDULE!