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

Congress has yet to appropriate any money for the project. Communities in Ohio, New York, and Maine are also hoping to land the facility supporters say could create about 2,100 jobs.

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Planning has started for celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Kalamazoo Promise.

The privately-funded college scholarship for graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools was announced in November 2005. It was the first program of its kind in the nation. Since then, Promise officials say it has provided more than $60 million to help almost 4,000 students to on to college. The program covers tuition at all public colleges and universities in Michigan as well as at a number of private institutions like Kalamazoo College.

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Community colleges in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek will get a share of a new state grant to expand training programs in the skilled trades.

Governor Rick Snyder announced details of the $50-million program Tuesday after highlighting the issue during his "State of the State" address in January. The program was first announced in October 2014.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the "Mighty Mac" re-opened around 2:18 p.m. Tuesday after being closed to traffic for several hours.

College officials aren't putting a dollar figure on the gift for the program scheduled to start this fall.

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