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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7:27 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Stabenow proposes freezing student loan rates

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Vote in Senate scheduled Wednesday, 60 votes are needed if opponents fillibuster
Washington- U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, is pushing legislation Wednesday to keep student loans rates low for college students, including nearly 300,000 students in Michigan. The rates on federal subsidized Stafford loans doubled July 1 to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent.
7:23 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Marijuana legalization advocates plan to spend $2 bills

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Three-week campaign aimed to show economic clout
Steven Greene watched through the clear partition of a credit union in Southfield, his smile growing to a grin as a teller counted out $200 in $2 bills. "That's a lot of twos - thank you, brother!" said Greene, 45, of South Lyon.
7:14 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage City Manager receives good review, pay raise

Lead in text: 
Maurice Evans currently has a five year contract with the option of a five year renewal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Maurice Evans continued to receive solid support from the Portage City Council Tuesday night, receiving a good performance review, a one-time $5,000 bonus and a 2.5 percent raise. Evans, who will have served as city manager for eight years this October, was praised following a 15-minute closed-door meeting for his annual performance review.
6:46 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Oshtemo Township board moves ahead with anti-discrimination ordinance

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Ordinance would include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Oshtemo Township trustees hope to have a draft non-discrimination ordinance to review at their August 13 meeting, after the board voted 6-1 at its Tuesday meeting to support development of a non-discrimination ordinance. The resolution the passed by the township board, with Trustee Dave Bushouse dissenting, outlines five things the township will do: 1.
9:32 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Political news site ranks Michigan governor's race a "tossup"

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The Rothenberg Political Report had rated the Michigan governor's race "tossup/tilt Republican"
Former Rep. Mark Schauer announced his gubernatorial campaign in late May, rejuvenating Democratic hopes of defeating GOP Gov. Rick Snyder in Michigan next year. Schauer defeated GOP Rep. Tim Walberg, 49 percent to 46 percent, in 2008. He then lost to Walberg, 50 percent to 45 percent in a 2010 rematch.

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