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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9:25 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court to hear "juvenile lifers" case

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State's highest court could decide issue of sentencing relief
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's highest court may decide whether more than 360 prisoners serving life sentences for violent crimes they committed as minors deserve a chance at eventual release. The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear oral arguments in three cases questioning whether so-called "juvenile lifers" deserve sentencing relief.
7:20 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

State House approves bill limiting bridge card use

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Portage Republican Representative Margaret O'Brien says legislation is intended to cut down on "abuse to our welfare system"
LANSING -- The Michigan Legislature now has to choose between a pair of dueling proposals with the same goal -- preventing Bridge Card recipients from using ATMs at liquor stores, strip clubs and racetracks to access cash benefits.
1:20 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Democrats say 130,000 in Michigan will lose unemployment benefits without extension

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Republicans argue program costs too much
Nearly 44,000 people in Michigan will lose unemployment benefits in late December if Congress doesnt extend emergency benefits, while another 86,500 people in Michigan would lose benefits by June 2014, according to a Thursday report. The House Ways and Means Committees Democrats said an estimated 1.3 million Americans nationwide will lose benefits the week of Dec.
12:35 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Panera Bread union and owners to meet

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Labor dispute has been complicated by U.S. Supreme Court case and Michigan's new "right to work" law
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost 20 months after Panera Bread bakers in Southwest Michigan voted to form the chain's first union in the United States, they are expected to sit down with their employer at the bargaining table Thursday.
9:57 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Kalamazoo County Board Chairman announces he's running for state House

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David Maturen hopes to win seat currently held by fellow Republican Jase Bolger, the current Speaker of the Michigan House
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Board Chair David Maturen announced his candidacy today for the 63rd District state House seat in 2014. The 63rd District, which encompasses portions of eastern Kalamazoo and western Calhoun counties, is currently represented by state Rep. and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, who isn't eligible to run again because of term limits.

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