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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6:14 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Saint Joseph ISD voters reject tax proposal

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Proposal would have allowed districts to levy higher tax rate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A Headlee override on the St. Joseph ISD's 2.75-mill special education levy failed by an unofficial tally of 1,018 votes in favor to 1,150 against. In Van Buren County, a nonhomestead tax was renewed for Lawrence schools, while Hartford Township voters renewed road and fire taxes.
9:10 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kalamazoo County Board commits $650,000 for new animal shelter

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County will also contribute $200,000 a year throughout 20 year lease
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The effort for Kalamazoo County and the Kalamazoo Humane Society to partner on a new animal care and resource center received new life today with a financial commitment from the county. The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a two-year memorandum of understanding designed to outline its financial commitment to finding a new animal shelter.
9:56 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioner says Douglass Community Association trying to raise $100,000 in month

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Community forum scheduled for August 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A grassroots campaign has started to help the Douglass Community Association raise $100,000 in 30 days as the organization faces a funding deadline, Kalamazoo City Commissioner Stephanie Moore said. Moore said a grassroots campaign has started with an effort to raise $100,000 to help the organization "bridge a funding gap."
7:10 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Texas Township man gets probation ordered to pay restitution for storing toxic barrels on property

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More than 500 barrels were found on Donald Haugen's property in 2008 after a pole barn fire
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- He'€™ll spend no time in jail, but a Texas Township man who stored hundreds of barrels of toxic substances on his property was ordered Monday to serve five years of probation and to pay $2.7 million in restitution for the chemical cleanup that came following a 2008 pole-barn fire.
6:57 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Benton Harbor income tax will be on November ballot

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Voters will be asked to impose 1% tax on residents and corporations and .5% tax on non-residents who work in city
BENTON HARBOR - Applause exploded in the standing-room-only audience after the Benton Harbor City Commission approved the city income tax ordinance 6-2 with one abstention. City voters will decide whether to impose the tax.

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