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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12:47 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Battle Creek Superintendent to receive pay raise, layoff approved

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School Board president says Linda Hicks did not ask for a raise
One week after approving $2.2 million in cuts and moments before reading aloud the names of four teachers laid off, the Battle Creek Board of Education on Monday approved a 3 percent raise and three-year contract extension for Superintendent Linda Hicks. Hicks was hired in 2010.
12:17 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

New Ypsilanti Community Schools pursue Kalamazoo Promise-like program

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New district is combination of Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts
One goal of the Ypsilanti Community Schools district is to ensure all students have the chance to earn college credit or career credentials by the time they don their caps and gowns to receive their high school diplomas.
Michigan redistricting
9:06 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Debate over whether a new system is needed to draw legislative districts

State Representative Sean McCann at a news conference in June, introducing his plan for changing Michigan's redistricting system
Credit WMUK

Interview with Conor Dugan

    

A Grand Rapids attorney argues that it's up to voters to demand better candidates, rather than change how the maps for legislative districts are determined. 

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7:17 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to select firm Thursday for city manager search

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Commissioners working to finds new City Manager before Ken Collard retires early next year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will reconvene Thursday afternoon to select a firm to conduct its revamped city manager search. Kalamazoo Human Resources Director Jerome Post suggested commissioners go over their notes from the night, weigh the positives and negatives of each firm.
6:35 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Evacuation ordered in Plainwell after explosion Monday

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Drug and Laboratory Disposal closed Tuesday, evacuation still in effect
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI - Businesses in Plainwell's industrial park are closed today after a fire at Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc, that started Monday rekindled at around midnight, prompting an evacuation order for the area 1/4 mile northeast of the company at 331 Broad St.

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