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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7:07 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Buskirk to run for State House

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Buskirk has served on the Kalamazoo County Commission for two decades.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Commissioner David Buskirk ended speculation surrounding his political future today by announcing his plan to run for the 60th district Michigan House of Representatives seat. "I want to put my 20 years of experience on the Kalamazoo County Commission, with many years of those in leadership positions, to work for the citizens of the 60th District," Buskirk said in a press release announcing his decision.
7:04 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Amash: Congress must approve action against Syria

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Amash says any decision to launch military action against the Syrian government would be unconstitutional without congressional approval.
WASHINGTON - -- Three Republican members of Michigan's congressional delegation have signed a letter asking President Barack Obama to seek legislative authorization before ordering the use of military force in Syria. More than 100 members of Congress -including Democrats and Republicans alike - signed the letter. Included among them were U.S.
10:28 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Enbridge pipeline protester faces trial

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Christopher Wahmhoff crawled into the finished pipeline on June 24 to protest construction of a replacement for the line that ruptured in July 2010, spilling nearly a million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River.
A Kalamazoo man who protested the building of a new Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline was ordered to stand trial on two felony charges Tuesday. He faces up to two years in prison if convicted. He also is charged with a misdemeanor of trespassing which carries a maximum of 30 days in jail.
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10:19 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Enbridge: $1 billion spent on oil spill cleanup

Worker monitors oil removal from Talmadge Creek in July 2010
Credit Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Enbridge Energy has spent over a billion dollars so far cleaning up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. That's according to the Gongwer News Service.

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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.

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