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
10:13 am
Fri February 22, 2013

BC Air Guard unit returns from Africa

Boeing C-17 "Globemaster III" aircraft of the 217th AOG
Credit Michigan Air National Guard

Members of an Air National Guard unit in Battle Creek are back home after service in the skies over West Africa. Transport aircraft of the 217th Air Operations Group supported troops from France and several African countries fighting Islamic insurgents in the deserts of northern Mali.

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2:20 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Allegan jail cost overrun fund increased

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The extra money will come from a surplus in one of the county's insurance funds. The project to convert a former factory in Allegan into a new jail and sheriff's office got underway in early 2012.
ALLEGAN, MI -- The Allegan County Board of Commissioners has formally decided to cover the cost overruns at the jail and sheriff's office now under construction. Commissioners on Thursday decided to set the contingency budget for the project at 5 percent of total cost, bringing that budget up to $780,000.
WMUK News
1:39 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

WMU speaker considers "health equity"

Professor Brian Gibbs
Credit Brian Gibbs / Johns Hopkins University

The federal government says black babies are up to three times more likely to die than white infants. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more African-Americans suffer from high blood pressure than whites do. Those and other disparities in health and health care are the subject of the annual Burian Lecture on Wednesday, February 20th, at Western Michigan University.

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3:17 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Panel to study noise from downtown events in Kalamazoo

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An earlier proposal to limit nighttime hours of events held at Kalamazoo's Arcadia Creek Festival Site proved to be controversial.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will consider a request Monday evening from Mayor Bobby Hopewell to appoint seven people to a task force to study the impact of late night festival and venue noise in downtown Kalamazoo. Hopewell was tasked by the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority last fall to convene a group of stakeholders to study the issue.
3:12 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Michigan film tax credits get renewed support

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State lawmakers added money back into the program in 2012 after Gov. Snyder sought an earlier round of cuts the year before.
Michigan film producers and some lawmakers say they will lobby to maintain the state's $50 million film credits cap, which could be slashed 50% under Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, a fellow Republican, said the reduction is "too drastic" and would devastate workers in the film industry.

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