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Jason Puhr


Kalamazoo, MI, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

CVS announces new COVID-19 testing site in West Michigan

West Michiganders looking to get tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have another testing option available to them by the end of the week. CVS Health announced they will open a new COVID-19 test site in Grand Rapids on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the pharmacy drive-thru on 1550 Lake Drive Southeast. COVID-19: Find the latest news on the outbreak in West Michigan by visiting the… → Read More

West Michigan summer concert series cancels 2020 shows due to COVID-19

Multiple summer concerts have been canceled in West Michigan due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and concerns of spreading the virus. On Thursday, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park cancelled the 2020 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens series. The organization said in a written statement that the safety of guests, volunteers, staff and touring crews was… → Read More

Michigan joins work share program to address budget deficit

State of Michigan employees will take two temporary layoff days per pay period between May and July in order to offset budget concerns due to the state's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Governor's Office said in a written statement released Wednesday. COVID-19: Find the latest news on the outbreak in West Michigan by visiting the Newschannel 3 coronavirus page. → Read More

Driver dies after crashing into semi, wedging vehicle underneath

A West Michigan woman has died after crashing into a semitruck and wedging her vehicle underneath, according to the Allegan County Sheriff's Office. It said the crash happened after 5 p. m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the intersection of 144th Avenue and 30th Street in Salem Township. Deputies said in a written statement that a 27-year-old woman from Byron Center was driving east on 144th… → Read More

Renters and mortgage borrowers gain extensions but face deadlines

May 2020 started on a somber note for millions of Americans and Michiganders who continue to face uncertainty during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The start of the month often signals a due date for rent and mortgage payments, but many aren't working and might not have the money to pay. Since mid-March, more than 1 million Michiganders filed for unemployment benefits. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer signs executive order extending unemployment eligibility and benefits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a new executive order on Wednesday, April 22, to expand eligibility for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19: Find the latest news on the outbreak in West Michigan by visiting the Newschannel 3 coronavirus page. Executive Order 2020-58 expanded the state's work share program to offer more tools to employers to reduce layoffs, according to the… → Read More

Michigan's first Alternate Care Facility begins accepting patients

Construction has ended at The TCF Center in Detroit, turning it into Michigan's first Alternate Care Facility for COVID-19 patients. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, announced the project's completion on Friday, April 10, 2020. They said it would start accepting patients that day. COVID-19: Find the latest news on the outbreak in West Michigan by visiting the… → Read More

Michigan small businesses can apply for loans passed in pandemic relief legislation

Financial relief could soon be coming to Michigan small businesses and non-profits that need help during the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, pandemic. Those businesses, as well as self-employed workers or independent contractors, could apply for loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). They were made available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security… → Read More

Therapist gives step-by-step advice on talking to your kids about COVID-19

Signs of quarantine and a global pandemic are everywhere, from empty streets to closed schools and businesses. Around the country people are adjusting. Some are working from home. Others have lost their jobs or shut down their businesses. Not to be lost in the mix, kids are facing changes as well. COVID-19: Find the latest news on the outbreak in West Michigan by visiting the Newschannel 3… → Read More

Police investigate shooting into Kalamazoo Township apartment complex

Police confirmed an early morning shooting sent one person in Kalamazoo Township to the hospital Friday, March 20, 2020. It happened at Country Meadow Apartments around 1:50 a. m. Kalamazoo Township Police Sgt. Scott Jackson said this was a targeted attack. The suspect and the victim know each other, and they do not believe there’s any danger to the public. Jackson said one person was hurt and… → Read More

School data shows benefits for smaller class sizes, yet Michigan has no limit

Some West Michigan parents recently asked their school districts to focus on lowering class sizes at their elementary schools, saying some schools have more students per teacher than others. Data collected over decades shows smaller class sizes, specifically for younger students, leads to better learning and long-term gains. Testing scores from multiple area districts show more factors… → Read More

Reporter's blog: Colder temperatures and wind join the Thursday commute

A look at the morning commute from Newschannel 3 reporter Jason Puhr: The colder temperatures and wind chill were the first things I noticed walking out the door today. Driving into work through Kalamazoo, the roads were pretty clear. However, my driveway was very icy. Initial traffic reports made it look like back roads would be the main trouble spots today. 5:15 a. m. - M-66 towards St. Joseph… → Read More

Reporter's blog: Roads showing a mixture of snow, ice Wednesday morning

A look at the morning commute from Newschannel 3 reporters Jason Puhr and Hannah Knowles: Snow starting on Tuesday worked its way into your Wednesday commute. The Newschannel 3 weather team forecast snow to come down throughout the day. In areas throughout West Michigan, roads have shown a mixture of being snowy, icy and wet. As traffic picks up, roads cleared and snowplows worked to salt any… → Read More

Open cockpits at the Air Zoo give a pilot's eye view of history

Throughout February, the Air Zoo has opened up a view to history through the cockpits of multiple aircraft. The organization has rotated a number of planes in throughout the month. This weekend, guests could sit inside a P-39 Aircobra, F6F Hellcat and A-3 Skywarrior. For the last weekend of the month, February 28 - March 1, the sit in line-up included:Ford Tri-MotorT-28 TrojanA-3 SkywarriorG-73… → Read More

Data shows home ownership can be cheaper than rent in Greater Kalamazoo

Earning enough money to outpace your expenses is a game everyone plays, no matter your age or demographic. It's no secret that saving money and investing in your future can lead to security and a better retirement. Housing is one expense that most will pay into their entire lives. What type of residence you choose in the Greater Kalamazoo area can drastically impact your future savings.… → Read More

Voters can recast absentee vote if preferred presidential candidate drops out

The 2020 Presidential Primary election marked the first time any Michigan resident could vote by absentee ballot on who they want to make it to the White House. The absentee voting period lasts 45 days, and already multiple candidates have dropped out of the race since Michiganders could vote. If your preferred candidate has already dropped out, or drops out before election day, you can spoil… → Read More

Michigan dedicates February to education on teen dating violence

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged all Michiganders to educate themselves and their families about teen dating violence. Her office said the issue impacts 1. 5 million high school students in the United States. Through education and awareness, her office hoped people would learn how to spot red flags and empower victims. She proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month for… → Read More

Reporter's blog: Another snowy Thursday commute in West Michigan

A look at the morning commute from Newschannel 3 reporter Jason Puhr: Roads in Kalamazoo were mostly just wet on my commute into work, but snow continued to fall. Newschannel 3 meteorologists have forecast temperatures continuing to drop through the afternoon. Snow will play a role in your morning commute, and ice could cause problems. 3:45 a. m. - Interstate/Highway conditions. 3 a. m. -… → Read More

Reporter's blog: Your morning commute around West Michigan

A look at the morning commute from Newschannel 3 reporter Jason Puhr: I wake up earlier whenever it snows, usually around 1 a. m. I like to make sure my driveway is clear before I head in for work, just in case an emergency happens and my family needs to leave. Ice covered most of the bottom of my driveway. It was not too thick, but enough to notice and weigh down the shovel. → Read More

Runners find multiple cars broken into at Borgess Run Camp

Multiple cars were broken into during the Borgess Run Camp event Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Newschannel 3's Erica Mokay, who participated in the event, saw multiple cars with broken windows outside the Ascension Borgess Health and Fitness center on Gull Road. Victims said they returned to their cars to find their windows broken and personal items stolen, including cards, purses and jewelry. In some… → Read More