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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7:15 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Oshtemo moves ahead on nondiscrimination ordinance

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The proposed ordinance is modeled on similar laws adopted by the City of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township. Among other things it would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Oshtemo Township is moving forward with a non-discrimination ordinance after the board voted 5-2 Tuesday to accept the ordinance on first reading, with trustees Dave Bushouse and Nancy Carr opposing. The board plans to consider the ordinance for approval at its next regular meeting at 7 p.m.
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7:10 am
Wed August 14, 2013

City candidates file for November election

Kalamazoo City Hall from Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

There will be 15 names on the ballot for Kalamazoo City Commission this fall. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file papers for the November General Election. The candidates that met that deadline include all but one of the seven members of the current commission. The exception is Vice-Mayor Hannah McKinney who announced earlier that she would not seek another term.

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6:58 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Campbell quits Portage City Council

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The Council can appoint someone to fill in temporarily until the November election. After that it will pick someone to fill out the remaining two years of Campbell's term.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell surprisingly resigned Tuesday. Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas at the end of the meeting read a statement from Campbell in which she said "It is with deep regret that I must submit my letter of resignation from the Portage City Council effective immediately for personal reasons."
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4:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Could you get by on $4 a day?

Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her Bridge card tokens at the Farmer's Market in Detroit in 2010.
Credit AP Images

In 2012, nearly 67,000 people in Kalamazoo County needed “food stamps” to get by. A week-long program called the “SNAP Challenge” is underway to draw public attention to the service known in Michigan as the “Bridge card”. 

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12:22 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Yucca Mountain nuke waste study back on

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The site in Nevada could become the destination for highly rasioactive spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors like the one at Palisades near South Haven.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must resume its long-slumbering review of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project, which the Obama administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have labored for years to kill. “[U]nless and until Congress authoritatively says otherwise or there...

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