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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A Kalamazoo County commissioner has withdrawn a resolution against a controversial oil pipeline. The resolution called for the shutdown of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac.

Democratic board member Mike Quinn pulled the resolution on Tuesday when it appeared that it would not pass a vote. Only four members of the board expressed clear support for the resolution at the commission’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

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The city has also received permission from the Gun Lake Tribe to use its seal for certain historical and educational materials.

Veterinary drug company Zoetis says the City of Kalamazoo has charged it too much in property taxes. Zoetis is seeking a city tax refund of more than two and a half million dollars.

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Even mild winters sometimes get icy. People throw salt on sidewalks and roads, and unless it’s really cold the ice melts.

“But then obviously that liquid goes somewhere at some point,” says Western Michigan University chemistry professor Andre Venter.

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A judge is expected to decide soon whether the man accused in last year’s mass shooting in Kalamazoo can exclude some evidence from his trial.

Jason Brian Dalton, 46, of Cooper Township is suspected of killing six people and seriously injuring two others on Feb. 20, 2016, in between picking up fares for the ride-hailing app Uber.