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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7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

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MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.
7:02 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Watervliet and Watervliet Township consider merger

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City has population of about 1,900. The Township has around 3,100
WATERVLIET - Watervliet and Watervliet Township merging into one government is an idea whose time may be near. The city has landed a $565,000 state grant to study and implement the concept, which would have to be approved by voters in the city and township.
9:25 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Senate bill would allow pharmaceutical grade marijuana distribution

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Advocates for homegrown marijuana oppose the bill saying no problems have been linked to pot grown at home
LANSING, MI -- Michigan patients could purchase medical marijuana at a pharmacy under an advancing proposal that would require federal approval before implementation. Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a measure seeking to create a "pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" registry that would run alongside -- but not replace -- the patient-caregiver medical marijuana model approved by voters in 2008.
9:10 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Battle Creek works on rules for food trucks

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City commissioners are expected to vote on whether to introduce the rules at a meeting in January
Battle Creek officials have released early details of how the city may allow food trucks to operate downtown. Possible changes to three local ordinances were posted on the city's website Wednesday. The drafts would revise decades-old regulations that prohibit mobile vendors in the city's central business district and would also permit leashed pets, along with bicycles and skateboards, in the downtown area.
12:52 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Four judges appointed to new Michigan Court of Claims

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Western district, based in Grand Rapids, is only one not represented on new court
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday named four Court of Appeals judges who will be randomly assigned to hear suits against the state under a controversial new law signed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new Court of Claims will be overseen by Court of Appeals Judges Pat Donofrio, Amy Krause, Deborah Servitto and Michael Talbot.

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