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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6:44 am
Fri February 7, 2014

New City Manager Named for Benton Harbor

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Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II says the city's return to local control will come "soon," but he has not given a date
BENTON HARBOR - Darwin Watson was named Benton Harbor's city manager Thursday by Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II. Saunders further named Marja Winters, a Detroit native, as assistant city manager/community and economic development director. She will take the place of Nicole Rodden-Bowen, who took a job in Philadelphia.
9:41 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek Mayor Says City Manager Was Not Forced Out

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David Walters says no one on city commission asked Ken Tsuchiyama to step down
Mayor: Tsuchiyama not forced out Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters insisted there were no back-door efforts to force out Ken Tsuchiyama and that the city manager was the first to offer his resignation.
9:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down Wyoming Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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The Wyoming City Council will have to draft new ordinance regulating medical marijuana
WYOMING, MI - The State Supreme Court has invalidated Wyoming's ordinance virtually banning medical marijuana. In the case handed down Thursday, Jan. 6, the court rejected the city's contention that it could strictly regulate Medical Marijuana because federal law still banned any production or possession of marijuana trumping the voter-approved Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
3:22 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Charles River Laboratories to Close Operations in Portage

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The closure is expected to be completed by the fall
A global clinical research service company plans to shut down its operations in Southwest Michigan, citing a challenging market and decreased demand for its animal research models. Wilmington, Mass.-based Charles River Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: CRL) will close its plant at 9801 Shaver Road in Portage and lay off all 84 workers, according to a filing the company made with the state.
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3:15 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

President Obama to sign farm bill in East Lansing Friday

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Governor Snyder won't be able to attend, but his likely Democratic opponent Mark Schauer plans to be there
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was in fact invited to join President Barack Obama's on Friday at Michigan State University, but the first-term Republican will not be able to attend.

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