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.

WMUK

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.

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University president John Dunn says the next leader of the school will find it to be a strong and accomplished institution. Dunn, who is retiring next June, gave the annual State of the University address at Western’s Bernhard Center today. 


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Kalamazoo County is looking into claims that its veterans’ office was critically understaffed for two weeks.

The county once had two employees who could help veterans apply for federal benefits, but one of them left recently. When the other took a vacation, Commissioner Mike Seals says the office was down to one clerk who cannot help with Veterans Administration benefits.

Seals says that’s unacceptable.

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