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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717


SW Michigan
4:01 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Court lifts block on Detroit bankruptcy

Downtown Detroit skyline
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A Lansing judge's ruling that ordered Governor Rick Snyder to withdraw the Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing for the City of Detroit has been overturned. The Gongwer News Service reports that the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its order Tuesday afternoon. It not only lifted the injunction by Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina but also ordered her to have no further involvement in the case.

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2:54 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Senators want Great Lakes in climate change plan

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The letter says the senators are "disappointed" that the Great Lakes weren't included in the plan released by the White House recently.
Six Great Lakes senators wrote President Barack Obama today, urging him "to fully incorporate the risks and impacts to the Great Lakes" in his plan to confront climate change. Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. are among the letter's signatories.
2:47 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Great Lakes environmental cuts proposed

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The plan before a House subcommittee in Washington would cut spending on the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to just $60 million a year.
Proposed funding cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative introduced this week represent the greatest threat yet to the four-year-old program, some environmental groups charged Tuesday. And a failure to restore funding levels could mean the loss of a host of programs that have benefited the Great Lakes region, they added.
5:39 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy court battle commences

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The Motor City's Chapter Nine filing is the biggest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
A judge in the US state of Michigan has ordered the city of Detroit to withdraw its application for bankruptcy over its debts of $18bn (£12bn). Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said the petition, filed on Thursday, violated the state's laws and constitution because it threatened pension benefits.
3:50 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Storms knock out power to thousands

Tree knocks out power in Milwood earlier in July (file photo)
Credit WMUK

Update July 21st 7:45a.m. Consumers Energy's outage map shows there are still 2,000 customers in Kalamazoo County without power. The utility says power should be restored by Monday morning. Consumers Energy's website shows 75 outages in Allegan County and 13 in Van Buren County Sunday morning. 

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