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.


8:20 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State plans to pay welfare benefits if federal government is shutdown

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State officials say there could be problems if government shutdown continues beyond October
Lansing- A potential shutdown Tuesday of the federal government could hurt 100,000 of Michigan's poorest residents starting this weekend - among other effects - if Congress doesn't approve funding for the new fiscal year.
8:10 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Student loan default rate climbs in Michigan

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Average debt of Michigan graduates is $26,000
More Michigan college graduates are defaulting on their student loans than were this time last year, new data from the federal Department of Education shows. The data shows that of the 147,128 who started repaying their loans in 2010, 14.4% had defaulted on the loans with three years.
Kalamazoo River
12:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State assessment finds no "long term impact" on public health from contact on Kalamazoo River

Portions of the Kalamazoo River reopened in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Community Health says it has evaluated surface water in the area of the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

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7:07 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Battle Creek area schools cut teachers, but maintain experience

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Older, more experienced teachers were spared from reductions
Area schools cut a 10th of their teaching staff over the past six years but retained their most experienced and well-educated instructors. Last school year, the 26 area school districts employed a combined 2,385 teachers, according to recently released state data.
7:03 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Long-term liabilities grow at Michigan universities

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Building projects and retiree health care are major course of borrowing
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Debt and long-term liabilities have grown over the past decade at colleges and universities throughout Michigan. The increases occurred as universities borrowed to help finance new construction projects and liabilities, such as retirement health benefits, grew in cost.