Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

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Last month, “Why’s That?” found itself with a stumper about pavement on a certain block of Kalamazoo’s Michigan Avenue. For listeners who haven't slept well since then, today we have an answer. Then we find out what Michigan Avenue, which used to be called Main Street, has to do with a famous novel.

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Kalamazoo County’s top election official says he doesn’t expect issues with voter harassment on election day. But he says if anyone does intimidate voters, election officials will put a stop to it. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has urged supporters to go to the polls to watch for signs of vote fraud. That’s raised concerns about the potential for harassment. Further complicating things, in Michigan voters with the right permits can legally bring their guns to the polls.

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Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence says it’s time for any Republicans not supporting nominee Donald Trump to “come home” to the party’s ticket.

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The race for the Kalamazoo County Treasurer’s office has not been quiet this year.

Kalamazoo County has decided not to build a new health department building on a City of Kalamazoo brownfield.