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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7:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Committee will review options for Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield City Manager says large tax increase would be needed to continue operating police department
The Springfield City Council will start with a committee before deciding if it will close its police department. Mayor Susan Anderson on Monday appointed five people to study proposals by the Battle Creek Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department to police the city if the council agrees to close its own department.
Great Lakes governors
7:16 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Great Lakes governors' summit: A sign of progress?

Asian Carp - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Gary Wilson

    

This past weekend a meeting of governors from Great Lakes states was held on Mackinac Island. Not all of the governors attended and there were no major policy initiatives. But independent journalist Gary Wilson says just meeting is important. 

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6:20 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Saint Joseph City Commissioners approve contract for new manager

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Former City Manager of Traverse City Richard Lewis will begin work in Saint Joseph July first.
ST. JOSEPH - The St. Joseph City Commission on Monday approved a tentative contract for Richard Lewis, the next city manager, that will pay him $125,000 a year.
6:12 am
Tue June 4, 2013

New baseball team could begin play in Kalamazoo next year

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The Northwoods League is a summer league for college baseball players. It has 16 teams, including the Battle Creek Bombers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement that calls for the Northwoods League to pay the city $35,000 a year for 35 games, 15 practices and field maintenance. The five-year agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 3, 2018.
8:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Federal department rejects complaint against Michigan schools with Native-American mascots

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission had called for end of Native-American imagery with high school mascots
LANSING, MICH. - A federal agency has dismissed a complaint seeking to ban the use of American Indian mascots in Michigan's K-12 schools. In February, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights cited 35 Michigan school districts for discrimination, saying their mascots reinforce stereotypes and hurt American Indian students' self-esteem and learning.

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