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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10:43 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Car companies report sales increases for 2013

Lead in text: 
Year-end totals strong despite slow start in December
Automakers in 2013 may have combined for the U.S. auto industrys best sales year since 2007. Ford Motor Co. said Friday that sales last year, which were up 10.8 percent, reached their highest annual level since 2006 on the backs of truck demand and record-setting years for some of its cars.
7:52 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Fee increases part of Kalamazoo budget proposal

Lead in text: 
Spending plan would patch $2.9-million deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo residents could pay more to rent a park, participate in summer camp and use city water in 2014, according to proposed rate schedules from various city departments. The Kalamazoo City Commission is expected to vote on the city's $143 million budget for 2014 at its 7 p.m.
6:51 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Survey shows support for renewing Kalamazoo County education tax

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Local school boards have until early February to vote on putting proposal on ballot
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost three-quarters of voters in Kalamazoo County support renewal of a 1.5-mill countywide education tax due to expire in 2014, according to a November survey of 500 likely voters. The districts are Kalamazoo, Portage, Climax-Scotts, Comstock, Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake, Parchment, Schoolcraft and Vicksburg.
6:36 am
Fri January 3, 2014

With revenue surplus, state lawmakers consider tax cut

Lead in text: 
Improving economy has boosted tax revenue
House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said the money belongs to taxpayers, not the state government, and lawmakers should look at tax relief ahead of any spending plans. He wouldn't specify any tax cut plans, except to say cuts should be broad-based and benefit individuals as opposed to corporations.
6:24 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Men's basketball: Western Michigan 83 Siena Heights 47

Lead in text: 
Broncos are now 7-5, play first Mid-American Conference game Wednesday at home against Toledo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A four-point play pulled Siena Heights within three points midway through the first half, but that's where the drama ended Thursday at University Arena. The Saints' Jamison Webster made a 3-pointer and the free throw after being fouled with 10:46 remaining in the first half, but Western Michigan closed the first half on a 34-10 run to cruise to an 83-47 win in its final non-conference tune-up.

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