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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SW Michigan
3:10 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Ex-MI Supreme Court justice heads to prison

Credit WMUK

Former Michigan Supreme Court justice Diane Hathaway is heading to a federal prison. The Gongwer News Service reports that a federal judge sentenced Hathaway to a year and a day behind bars Tuesday. She had earlier been found guilty of hiding a million dollars in assets so she could sell of a home in Grosse Pointe Park at a favorable price.

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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1:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Michigan abortion opponents circulate petitions

Lead in text: 
If approved, the proposed law would not allow women to get abortion riders on their insurance policies after they become pregnant.
LANSING - Abortion opponents will embark on a petition drive to ensure that Michigan residents have to buy an optional rider on their health insurance to cover abortions. And unlike most petition drives, if they get at least 258,088 valid signatures, and the Legislature approves the issue, it will become law without a signature from Gov.
SW Michigan
3:12 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Governor, GOP reach budget "framework"

Michigan State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

 Governor Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders have agreed on a plan to complete the new state budget. But the Gongwer News Service says that does not include two contentious issues: more money for roads and expansion of Medicaid. House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall says a “broader discussion” of those areas will continue.

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WMUK News
11:19 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Kalamazoo PCB protest urges action by EPA

Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney marches with a banner Wednesday evening
Credit WMUK

Officials from the City of Kalamazoo head to Chicago Thursday, May 16th, to meet with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They’re looking for answers about the future of PCB contamination in the Allied Paper Landfill.

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