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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11:27 am
Sun August 18, 2013

State: Covert School budget crisis could have been avoided

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The State Treasury Department says the district should have received about half of a $3.9 million property tax payment by New Covert Generating Company but instead got only $90,000.
COVERT, MI -- If the Covert Township and Van Buren County treasurers had followed the advice of a state official in April, Covert Public Schools may not have had a fiscal meltdown this summer.
6:42 am
Fri August 16, 2013

DIA petition drive begins

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Organizers say they have collected at least 2,143 signatures with a goal of 3,000.
MoveOn.org, the left-leaning political organization that helped elect President Obama in 2008, has launched a petition drive imploring the president to declare the imperiled Detroit Institute of Arts a national monument. The hope is that such a designation would immunize the museum's collection from sale to pay off Detroit's debts in the bankruptcy proceedings.
6:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Snyder "NERD Fund" gets less money

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The fund has been criticized by watchdog groups because it isn't required to report details of unlimited and anonymous donations from companies and individuals.
LANSING - Fund-raising by Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial "NERD Fund" was down sharply in 2012 and the nonprofit organization spent more money than it took in, according to a financial report released late Wednesday. In a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Snyder's New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund said it raised $368,000 in 2012, down from $1.3 million in 2011.
5:57 am
Fri August 16, 2013

St. Joseph County commissioner may face gun charges

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A police report says the incident followed an argument between County Commissioner Donald Eaton and several other men. The case could be sent to prosecutors in another county on Friday.
STURGIS, MI -- A St. Joseph County commissioner had two guns confiscated and could face criminal charges after he brought a handgun into the Sturgis Applebee's after a drunken argument last month, according to a police report.
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.

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