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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2:49 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Portage to state: don't mess with our chickens!

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The ordinance allows Portage residents to keep up to six chickens as long as certain conditions are met.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage officials say proposed changes to the state Right to Farm Act had better not poach on the city's backyard chickens ordinance that has been in place since May 2011.
2:47 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Portage backs transit planning, with reservations

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The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority hopes to have the regional bus plan ready next year.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage supports a plan for regionalized public transportation in Kalamazoo County by 2015, but the city wants no part in assuming the retirement health care costs that would come with a new bus system.
2:31 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Zull to retire

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Zull previously served on the Portage City Council.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After 28 years of public service, Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Zull feels he has given everything he has to offer. The Republican from Portage, who has served on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners since being elected in 2000, announced to his colleagues Tuesday that he has made the "unalterable" decision not to seek re-election when his term expires at the end of 2014.
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2:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Charges against anti-pipeline protester dropped

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Kalamazoo activist Christopher Wahmhoff faces one less hurdle in his campaign for U.S. Senate. He no longer faces charges related to his protest against a new oil pipeline last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a Calhoun County circuit judge has dismissed charges of trespassing and resisting police.

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1:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Glen Oaks picks new president

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The community college's new president comes from Ohio where he was in charge of academics and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield.
CENTREVILLE, MI - The Board of Trustees of Glen Oaks Community College confirmed a new president at a special meeting Monday. As of Jan. 20, David Devier will take over as head of the community college, replacing Gary Wheeler, who had been under fire after a Dec.

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