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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The Kalamazoo City Commission could decide as early as its next meeting whether to make part of the Edison neighborhood into a “design review district.”

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a package of bills designed to raise money to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. But their provisions won’t go into effect unless they’re approved by voters in May.

The legislation would replace the state’s current gas tax with a wholesale tax on fuel. It would also raise the state sales tax from six to seven percent. The sales tax money would go to schools and local governments, which would otherwise lose out with the end of the current fuel tax.


The U-S Supreme says it won't consider a case involving the Kalamazoo County Road Commission. The high court declined to review the case this morning. That means an Appeals Court ruling in favor of a former Road Commission employee stands.

Robert DeLeon sued the Commission after he was fired when he took sick leave. DeLeon says he was forced out because of poor working conditions inside the Commission's garage that affected a chronic illness.

A federal judge in western Michigan rejected the claim but the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned that ruling.


The City of Kalamazoo says it wants to hear from the public at city hall tomorrow.

Karin and David Code of the duo Norse Code
courtesy of David Code


David and Karin Code’s passion for Norwegian folk music began when they went to a dance.