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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9:51 am
Wed August 21, 2013

State Capitol renovations almost complete

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The work that includes roof repairs as well as new carpets and wiring cost about $1.3 million.
Michigan Capitol renovations to wrap up this week Crews are finishing up work this week on the 134-year-old Michigan Capitol after spending most of the summer on the largest renovations in 20 years. A link to this page will be included in your message.
6:49 am
Wed August 21, 2013

BC commissioners to vote on anti-discrimination ordinance

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Commissioners say they will vote on the ordinance September 3rd. Among other things it would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lynette Rich spoke with certainty and strength until the end, when she said young people in Battle Creek who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender need protections. "And they need our support," she said, her voice cracking as she gestured toward ordinance supporters in the crowd. "My friends."
9:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

State Rep. Sean McCann explores Senate campaign

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Republican Tanya Schuitmaker of Lawton who holds the 20th District now is expected to run in a different district in 2014.
KALAMAZOO, MI - State Representative Sean McCann has announced he has formed a committee to gauge interest he would have for a potential run for the state Senate seat in the 20th district. According to documents filed with the state, McCann formed the committee "Sean McCann for State Senate" on July 22, but he says he hasn't made any final decisions about the 2014 election.
11:13 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Gov. Snyder to scuba dive Lake Huron shipwreck

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The governor's office says the dive is intended, in part, to highlight the "Pure Michigan" campaign promoting tourism.
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder is jumping in. Snyder, who celebrated his 55th birthday on Monday, is expected to scuba dive a Great Lakes shipwreck Tuesday morning in the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, which is in Lake Huron off the coast of Alpena.
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10:56 am
Tue August 20, 2013

KPL 2014 "Reading Together" picks two books

Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

The Kalamazoo Public Library has picked two books for its "Reading Together" program next year. Both have to do with food and farming.

One is The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Appleby's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan. The other is Novella Carpenter's Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Library officials say the books were selected because of a growing demand by people to know more about the food they eat.

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