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.

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12:52 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Governor Snyder Says "Pay for Performance" Will Bring Accountability to Child Welfare System

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The Governor says the state should reward agencies, public or private that produce the best outcomes for children
A shift in Michigan's child welfare system toward pay-for-performance is not a reflection of "great hard-working people" serving children in state care and their families, Gov. Rick Snyder said today. Rather it's about making sure that those that do the best work are properly rewarded. That, in turn, better serves families and children, he said.
12:10 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

State Superintendent Calls for More Consolidation With 46 Districts in Deficit

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Battle Creek is among four new districts that are expected to end this school year with a deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- Fewer Michigan school districts are operating in deficit this year -- due to dissolution and consolidation -- and more are projected to emerge from budget deficits by the end of the school year.
11:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Consumers Energy-Funded Group Running Ads Against Electric Deregulation

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Proposal in Michigan House would allow more utilities to sell electricity in Michigan
LANSING - A group backed by Consumers Energy is buying radio and television ads throughout Michigan opposing efforts to open the electric market to more competition. Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy ( CEME) recently formed as a 501(c)4 "social welfare" organization with the goal of blocking efforts to remove a 10 percent cap on alternate electric suppliers.
9:52 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Snow causes roof collapse of old paper mill in Otsego, may reduce demolition costs

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Allegan County owns the property and is trying to find a buyer for the old mill site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OTSEGO, MI -- An outbuilding at the beleaguered former site of the Rock Tenn paper mill on Helen Avenue has collapsed under the weight of accumulated snow, but no one's complaining. "It may actually reduce the demolition cost for that particular building," said Dan Wedge, executive director of services for Allegan County.
7:49 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Recount Possible for Gull Lake Millage Vote

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One voter can ask for recount. It must be requested within six days and will cost $80
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI - Supporters of a rejected Gull Lake Community Schools' millage proposal for facility upgrades didn't get the result they were hoping for when the vote total became official Tuesday afternoon.

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