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

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Georgia-based RISE Real Estate will work with a downtown Kalamazoo development task force to figure out what to do with the nearly vacant Arcadia Commons West site. (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Larry Shaffer has received a raise and a bonus following a performance review by the Portage City Council. The council by a 6-1 vote Tuesday gave Shaffer a 2 percent increase, the same that most city employees received, boosting his pay to $132,600, and also granted a one-time meritorious bonus of $1,000." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage has a new assessor and a commitment from the administration and council to rebuild that office rather than outsourcing the service. Edward VanderVries was appointed Tuesday as the new city assessor, replacing Jim Bush who retired Oct. 1 after 15 years with Portage." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Andy Robins / WMUK

A coalition says Kalamazoo needs to take back its streets to make them safer and more pleasant for everyone to use. Members of the Complete Streets Coalition of Kalamazoo held signs and gave flyers to passing motorists in the Fairmont neighborhood Wednesday urging them to slow down.

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage has a "problem" that few cities today are dealing with: A $3.7 million surplus in its budget and how to spend it. Earlier this year City Manager Larry Shaffer said that it was possible the city might end up with a $2.4 million surplus, but in September he said it will likely be at least $1 million more." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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