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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6:09 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission approves $143-million budget

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Property tax rates unchanged, but some fees will increase under spending plan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday adopted a $143-million budget for 2014, one that Commissioner Bob Cinabro called "tempered and well-disciplined." City commissioners voted 6-0 to adopt the budget along with a $54 million General Fund budget. City Commissioner Stephanie Moore was absent.
9:36 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Michigan's increase in pre-school funding was largest in nation in 2013

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Michigan Education Association says increase was positive, but state needs steady stream of funding support
LANSING -- The $65 million Gov. Rick Snyder put toward expanding preschool access across Michigan last year was the largest spending increase in the country, the Education Commission of the States said Monday. Snyder expanded the Great Start Readiness Program's budget by 59.5 percent for 2013, which was the fourth-largest percentage increase, but the $65 million allocation was the largest dollar figure expansion nationwide.
9:23 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Randy Van Antwerp elected president of Portage School Board

Lead in text: 
Bo Snyder vice president, Rusty Rathburn board secretary
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Randy Van Antwerp has been elected president of the Portage Public Schools Board of Education, succeeding Bo Snyder who was chosen as the new vice president. The Portage school board organizational meeting Monday marked the first gathering of 2014 and board members said they were confident that Van Antwerp, who has been on the board since 2009, will lead them into a good year.
Binsfeld obit
12:54 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld dies

Connie Binsfeld
Credit Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame

Connie Binsfeld, who serves for eight years as Michigan's Lieutenant Governor has died. 

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12:19 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Abortion Rights supporters won't push for repeal of abortion rider law

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Opponents of law say they will put resources into "broader agenda"
LANSING - Abortion rights supporters won't pursue a petition drive to repeal a law enacted last year requiring women to purchase an additional rider to their insurance if they want coverage for an abortion. "The timing is a bit rough," said Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU's Michigan chapter.

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