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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717


9:35 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Challenges face LGBT elders and youth

Still from the documentary "Gen Silent"
Credit MAD STU Media, LLC

Most people face challenges as they reach their retirement years. But those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender face special problems. Two non-profit agencies in Kalamazoo County have developed a new resource guide to help LGBT elders navigate those issues. Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center Executive Director Zach Bauer says it created the guide in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging.

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7:53 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Holland's mayor considers U.S. Senate bid

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Dykstra says he'll make a final decision about joining the GOP primary race "soon".
With the announcement of U.S. Rep. Dave Camp withdrawing from a possible U.S. Senate run, Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra announced in a statement today he will open up again his exploration into running for the seat. Long-time Michigan Sen. Carl Levin announced early this year he would not seek re-election to the seat he's held since 1979.
12:08 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Michigan benefits from "sin taxes"

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The report says Michigan gets 3.6 percent of all of its revenue from taxes on alcohol, tobacco, and gambling.
In 2011, state governments collected more than $50 billion in taxes and proceeds from vice: gambling, smoking and alcohol consumption. Some argue that state governments should not profit from residents' vices. However, some states rely on these activities for a substantial proportion of their budget.
11:57 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Bike rentals offered in downtown Battle Creek

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The Battle Creek Community Foundation and bike shop TeamActive are sponsoring the project.
Starting next week, Battle Creek will offer bicycle rentals to anybody. All that's needed is a credit card and a working pair of legs. In front of Burnham Brook Community Center at 200 W. Michigan Ave. is a B-cycle station. Four bikes and one adult-sized tricycle can be rented by anyone in the community.
11:52 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Rep. Amash blasts domestic NSA surveillance again

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Amash (R-Grand Rapids) criticized fellow lawmakers to voted against an amendment that would have limited the government's ability to track domestic e-mails and phone calls.
MARSHALL - Friday's town hall held by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash was at different times serious, humorous and contentious. The event was the second stop for Amash, a Republican from Cascade Township, in the area. Earlier in the day, he visited the DaVita Battle Creek Dialysis Center.