Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Morning Edition anchor, Gordon Evans is also an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.


7:34 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Benton Harbor Prepares for State Financial Emergency

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Superintendent says district needs state help to eliminate deficit
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor school district is in financial distress, school officials know it, and they are asking the state for help. That was the message Superintendent Leonard Seawood gave the board Tuesday as he talked about the preliminary review the district received Friday from the Michigan Department of Education showing that the district is probably in financial stress.
7:15 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Kellogg Community College Board to Meet in Closed Session Wednesday

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College president Dennis Bona has been on leave since March 27th while his "interactions with college personnel" are investigated
The Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees will on Wednesday meet in closed session for a second time amid an investigation into college President Dennis Bona's conduct. According to a meeting agenda released today, the board will hear administrative reports to the board in open session and then will go into closed session "for the consideration of a confidential attorney-client privileged communication."
6:37 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Proposed Phone Surcharge to Pay for 911 Dispatch Unlikely to be Approved This Year

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State deadline would require action by next month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - While most advocates of a proposed consolidation of Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch system continue to say it must happen sooner rather than later, it now appears a phone surcharge to support the system will not be voted on this year.
6:20 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Battle Creek Restaurant Owners Criticize Plan to Allow Food Trucks

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Officials have revised the ordinance since public discussion in November
Restaurant owner Ross Simpson said discussions over allowing food trucks in downtown Battle Creek has seemed like "negotiation by ambush" that's "more for show than substance." Reading from a prepared statement, Simpson told city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that proposed changes to mobile vending rules have been done "in a relative vacuum" and that downtown restaurant business owners have not been included enough in the process.
9:40 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Deal Reached on Detroit Pensions

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Agreement is part of larger deal to get city out of bankruptcy
Sterling Heights Retired Detroit police and firefighters would get no cut in their pension and a smaller annual cost-of-living increase under a new deal their retiree association approved Tuesday. The Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Associations board voted unanimously Tuesday to support the citys latest offer to settle their claim in the bankruptcy, association president Donald Taylor said.