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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9:02 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate rises for third straight month

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Jobless rate hits 9% but payroll jobs grew by 8,000 in August
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate rose for the third consecutive month to 9 percent in August, the highest recorded in 2013. The rate rose from 8.8 percent in July. Still, the August unemployment rate was down from 9.3 percent in the same month last year, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
8:57 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Schuitmaker to seek re-election in new Senate district

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New 26th Senate district includes Van Buren, Allegan and part of Kent Counties.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI - State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker announced today that she will seek re-election in the new 26th District, ending speculation surrounding which district she would choose to run in Schuitmaker currently represents the 20th District, which includes all of Kalamazoo County, as well as Paw Paw and Antwerp townships in Van Buren County.
6:59 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Congressman Justin Amash won't run for U.S. Senate

Lead in text: 
Decision leaves former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land as only prominent Republican in Senate race
Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan Republican who has established himself as the leading libertarian in the House of Representatives, will not run for U.S. Senate in 2014, according to several sources familiar with the congressman's decision.
11:01 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Battle Creek Commission approves new rules for donation bins, pawn shops

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Bin owners will have to pay a permit fee. City will use electronic system to track stolen good sold at pawn shops
Battle Creek city commissioners adopted ordinances on Tuesday meant to improve tracking of stolen goods at pawn shops and to regulate donation bins around the city. They also brought the Heritage Tower project closer to reality by passing a brownfield plan to pave the way for redevelopment funding.
10:36 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Dowagiac man to challenge Upton in Republican primary

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Jim Bussler has never run for elected office, but volunteered for Jack Hoogendyk's campaign against Upton in 2012
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - A registered nurse from Dowagiac thinks he has the prescription to clean up politics. Jim Bussler, 45, announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, in the Republican primary next year. Bussler, a Dowagiac native who works at Lakeland HealthCare, officially announced his candidacy Tuesday.

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