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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4:58 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Michigan rivers are cleaner after four decades of restoration efforts

Lead in text: 
Tighter regulations on industrial discharge among changes credited with cleaning up waterways
  • Source: Freep
  • | Via: Lansing State Journal
Paddling along the Grand River near his home on a recent morning, Allen Deming encountered deer, turkeys and a rather rare woodcock along the water's edge. He's seen eagles and evidence of beavers, mink, otters and abundant fish in a wooded panorama that unfolds as he paddles.
4:41 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Kalamazoo, Downtown Development Authority, debate tax allocations

Lead in text: 
DDA want to capture more of revenue generated by new development
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year available forpublic improvements downtown are at stake in tax disagreement with the city that the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority will take up Monday. The DDA captures a portion of property taxes generated by new development in the downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District for use on a variety of public purposes.
4:25 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll at Michigan Republican conference

Lead in text: 
Poll also shows support for Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley ahead of possible challenge at next year's Republican state convention
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won a presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan, burnishing his credentials as a potential candidate for the 2016 nomination. Paul topped a long list of potential Republican candidates, pulling in 36 percent of the total vote.
1:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Census data shows more than half of Kalamazoo region's uninsured adults are employed

Lead in text: 
More than 24,000 people in Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Allegan Counties are working and uninsured
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- There are 45,692 people in Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties who currently lack health insurance, about 10 percent of the population, according to Census Bureau estimates released this week. Almost all are between the ages of 18 and 64, and a majority -- 57 percent -- are employed, the Census data shows.
7:19 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Snyder won't use Republican conference to launch re-election campaign

Lead in text: 
Governor staying away from campaign mode for now
Lansing- Michigan Republican leaders gathering on Mackinac Island this weekend are expected to lay out a case for why they should retain control of state government in next year's elections.

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