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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2:16 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Kalamazoo County government pay and benefits examined

Battani says Kalamazoo County could face a budget shortfall of about $82 million within the next five years unless changes are made.
Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani will introduce the topic on Tuesday, and will aim to have the board start discussions on retiree health care at its April 16 meeting. Battani said the board will discuss retiree health care first because the county has an unfunded liability of about $65 million.
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1:42 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

EPA Allied Paper landfill plan faces opposition

Warning signs outside the Allied Paper landfill
Credit WMUK

City officials, environmentalists, and many residents aren’t happy about a federal proposal for Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper landfill. In March, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency briefed city commissioners on a proposal to leave highly toxic PCB contamination at the Superfund site. The city and the Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition want all of the material removed.

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8:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Coalition seeks the end of the Grand Rapids "S-Curve"

Supporters of the proposal to straighten US 131 in downtown Grand Rapids admit that it would take at least a decade to accomplish.
The elevated strip of U.S. 131 and its signature S-Curve could disappear from the downtown Grand Rapids map. That's the vision of a loose-knit coalition of local professionals, whose members believe the elevated highway stands in the way of future growth in the city's urban core.
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7:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

FBI says "no thanks" to BC police probe request

The state Attorney General's Office and MIchigan State Police officials have also declined requests to look into the issue.
The FBI isn't ready to investigate the Battle Creek Police Department, the city said Saturday. Following allegations by a city commissioner of poor management and illegal activities, Police Chief Jackie Hampton said Thursday he requested an investigation by the FBI of the department. But City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama confirmed Saturday that that agency has declined the request.
7:33 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Palisades nuclear safety forum Tuesday

The forum will be held at the Beach Haven Event Center in South Haven. NRC officials say the plant is operating safely but critics think it is too old and should be shut down.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting April 2 to talk about the safety performance of Palisades nuclear power plant in 2012. Representatives of Entergy Nuclear Operations, which operates the plant in Covert Township, also will attend. The meeting, which will be open to the public, is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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