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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6:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Republican launches primary challenge to Amash

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Business owner Brian Ellis says Grand Rapids Republican has "turned his back on our conservative principles"
Washington U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a young libertarian lawmaker, will face a Republican primary challenger in August who argues Amashs independent streak has put him out of touch with his West Michigan constituents. Brian Ellis, owner of an investment advisory firm and East Grand Rapids School Board member, announced Tuesday he will challenge Amash for the 3rd Congressional District seat.
6:09 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Kalamazoo City Manager Ken Collard's last day on job will be November 11th

Lead in text: 
Collard is taking advantage of early retirement for city workers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard's last day in his position will be Nov. 11. That evening is set to be the first meeting for incoming city manager Jim Ritsema. It also will serve as the swearing-in for the new Kalamazoo City Commission after the Nov. 5 election.
8:24 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

State exempts some meningitis outbreak records from Freedom of Information Act

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Newspaper attorney says state could protect patient information by redacting names
Some state records involving the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak remain under wraps as the Michigan Department of Community Health has declared the crisis a "medical research project." The designation makes the records exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, the state argues.
8:04 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Washington Post examines Amash's relationship with Republicans in district

Lead in text: 
Possible primary challenger scheduled to announce plans on Tuesday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Nearly three years after a band of renegade congressmen brought the tea party insurgency to Washington, there are early rumblings of a political backlash in some of their districts. Here in the Dutch Reformed country of West Michigan, long a bastion of mainstream, mannerly conservatism, voters in 2010 handed the House seat once held by Gerald R. Ford, to Justin Amash
7:58 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Schools wary of federal government shutdown

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5% of funding for most Battle Creek area schools comes from federal government
Oct. 21 is the date to watch. That's the date the Michigan Department of Education is due to sign the first batch of checks to public schools for the state's 2013-14 fiscal year. And, for some Michigan schools, that could be first time they feel the impact of a collision of state and federal partisanship that has tied up federal dollars.

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