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


2:13 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

State Senate approves bill to block wolf hunting referendum

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If approved by the full legislature and signed into law, the law could not be overturned by voters. It would let the state Natural Resources Commission decide hunting rules.
Lansing - The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to change natural resources rules in a way that would block efforts by wolf hunting opponents to call for a statewide vote on whether the animals should be hunted. A bill sponsored by Sen.
1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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2:36 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Portage schools face more choices in superintendent search

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The only finalist for the job, Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray, says he's staying put after visiting Portage for a public interview last week.
Now that their lone finalist for superintendent has withdrawn his candidacy, Portage Public Schools Board of Education needs to decide whether to return to their original pool of applicants, start a new search or continue for now with an interim superintendent, Trustee Joanne Willson said this morning.
Arts & More
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A 1,000-mile walk on the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis surprised by a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis has just published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She’ll talk about it Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Portage District Library beginning at 7 p.m.

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1:53 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Bangor schools "semi-lock down" ends

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School officials say one "homemade bomb" exploded in a Bangor Middle School locker but caused no damage or injuries.
BANGOR, MI - Numerous parents milled in and out of Bangor High School Friday picking up their children after news spread of a lockdown prompted by what school district officials described as two small, homemade bombs. "She doesn't want to go but she's coming home," "said Pamela Lowe, as she waited for her daughter, a 10th grader at the high school.