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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8:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Kalamazoo's airport may get bigger

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Most of the cost of acquiring the land from Pfizer will be covered by a federal grant.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport may soon expand by nearly 70 acres with the aid of more than $1 million in federal funds. A use for the new property hasn't been determined.
8:37 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Oshtemo officials appeal power line ruling

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The company behind the project says it is pleased that state officials have approved the new transmission line.
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The state has approved plans for high-voltage power transmission lines through several miles of Oshtemo Township, but the township will appeal the decision. The Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees met in closed session Tuesday to discuss its response to a ruling from the Michigan Public Service Commission that granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity to ITC for its proposed Weeds Lake project.
8:33 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Portage voters get new polling places this fall

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The change affects 20 precincts in the city that have been moved out of schools into churches or public buildings.
PORTAGE, MI - Many Portage voters heading to the polls Nov. 5 will be voting at a new precinct location. Heightened security measures at schools prompted Portage officials including City Clerk Jim Hudson to find new polling precincts not in a school building.
8:27 am
Thu August 15, 2013

WMU makes White House list of best schools for veterans

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Western is the only college or university on the list.
On Aug. 12, the U.S. Departments of Education and Veteran Affairs identified 250 community colleges and universities in 24 states and the District of Columbia that had adopted what they consider best practices for serving veterans, which the administration has dubbed the 8 Keys to Success.
8:22 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Poll: local officials think governor does a better job than lawmakers

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Just over half gave Gov. Rick Snyder high marks while only 26 percent gave passing grades to the legislature.
LANSING - Local government leaders in Michigan are generally upbeat about Gov. Rick Snyder but down on the Republican-controlled Legislature, much as they were a year ago, according to a University of Michigan survey to be released today. There's been a slight uptick in the view that Michigan is heading in the right direction, the survey conducted by U-M's Gerald R.

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