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.

Downtown businessowner Dean Hauck wants to know: When did Michigan Avenue go from brick to blacktop? 

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University has decided that the campus would be easier to navigate if the streets didn’t change their names so often. On Tuesday Western’s Board of Trustees voted to drop many of the street names in place when campus was built.


Members of a Kalamazoo teachers’ union are getting up early on Thursday to rally for changes to education policy. The Kalamazoo Education Association calls it a “walk-in” for schools and says about 200 cities around the country will participate. 

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Veterans services were back on the table last night as the Kalamazoo County Commission considered next year’s budget.

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If you want to open a medical-marijuana dispensary in the City of Kalamazoo, you’ll have to wait.