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
Tue July 23, 2013

Kalamazoo Township approves non-discrimination ordinance with protections for gays, lesbians

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One trustee says he hopes ordinance serves as model for other communities
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Kalamazoo Township trustees adopted an ordinance Monday that bans discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices. Trustees adopted the ordinance in a 6-0 vote, which drew applause from the approximately 30 people in the audience.
Local government funding
8:19 am
Mon July 22, 2013

MLive Kalamazoo examines coming financial troubles for local governments

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo
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Interview with Julie Mack

    

Municipal leaders in the Kalamazoo area say they are rethinking revenue and consolidation of services. 

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7:13 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Kalamazoo's Douglass Community Association in danger of closing over funding problems

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Board has cut $300,000 from budget since December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Douglass Community Association, a 94-year-old organization on the north side of Kalamazoo, is in danger of closing after battling the effects of financial and organizational mismanagement that has led to funding cuts from a major donor, said James Liggins Jr., Douglass Community Association board chairman.
6:31 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Small town of Jenison hopes performing arts center provides boost

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District superintendent says center will provide better opportunities for students and help revitalize the community
As schools increasingly focus on technical education programs, many have lamented that the performing arts and humanities are getting short shrift. But not in Jenison. The school district in the small suburban community is betting big on the arts with a new $16 million, 90,000-square-foot performing arts center, expected to be completed this December.
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8:28 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Other large cities face problems like Detroit

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Pew Center for the States finds pension plans underfunded across the country
Detroit not alone under mountain of long-term debt Detroit may be alone among the nation's biggest cities in terms of filing for bankruptcy, but it is far from the only city being crushed by a roiling mountain of long-term debt.

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