Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

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8:01 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Oshtemo anti-discrimination ordinance passes

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Trustee Dave Bushouse cast the lone dissenting vote, saying that he didn't think the township had jurisdiction on the issue.
The non-discrimination ordinance, closely modeled on one recently adopted by Kalamazoo Township, prohibits discrimination in housing, public accommodation or employment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, height, weight, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical or mental disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information.
WMUK News
7:54 am
Wed August 28, 2013

WMU a "Best Bang for the Buck" school

"Reading Professor" statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Washington Monthly magazine says Western Michigan University is among U-S universities that give students the "Best Bang for the Buck". The magazine put WMU in 46th place this year. The rankings are made based on the monthly's estimate of a school's contribution to the "public good" and the value students get compared to the money they pay.

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WMUK News
7:27 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion

Gov. Rick Snyder, center, joins Detroit hospital officials on July 1, 2013, to discuss the Healthy Michigan plan.
Credit Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

The State Senate narrowly approved expansion of Medicaid coverage Tuesday. The Gongwer News Service says the final vote of 20-to-18 followed a one-vote rejection of the plan earlier in the day.

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10:38 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Judge says Detroit pensioners must wait

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But Judge Steven Rhodes says the arguments of unions and retired city workers are important and should be heard as the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy moves forward.
Detroit - A federal judge on Monday delayed hearing objections to Detroit's bankruptcy case based on arguments the city wants to slash vested pension benefits in violation of the state constitution. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said those challenges could be raised after he decides whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy relief, perhaps once the city files a plan to adjust Detroit's $18.5 billion debt.
10:27 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Pennfield Schools name interim superintendent

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Everett has some experience in his new role. He also served as the district's interim superintendent in 2008.
Following a trio of interviews dominated by talk of rebuilding trust and consensus, the Pennfield Schools Board of Education on Monday tapped Technology Director Tim Everett to lead the district for the 2013-14 school year. The board voted 6-0, with Trustee Jack Wollaston absent, to ask Everett to step in as a temporary replacement for former superintendent Ben Laser.

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