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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9:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate down slightly in April

Lead in text: 
Total employment grew by 19,000 while unemployment dropped by 5,000
LANSING, MI - Michigan's unemployment rate edged down to 8.4 percent in April from 8.5 percent in March. The national unemployment rate also ticked down, from 7.6 percent in March to of 7.5 percent in April. The slight decrease continues a trend of declining or stagnant monthly jobless rates for the last several months in Michigan.
9:19 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Bill would make state civil rights department pay schools that have to change mascots

Lead in text: 
Saugatuck Representative Bob Genetski co-sponsoring bill that would create fund for schools that have to change Native-American mascots
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights earlier this year filed a federal complaint asking the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to issue an order prohibiting the use of American Indian mascots, names, nicknames, slogans, chants and imagery.
9:11 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Questions about firing of Mattawan basketball coach

Lead in text: 
Supporters of coach Dan Hoff say the investigation seems incomplete
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MATTAWAN, MI - It's clear that Mattawan High School boys varsity basketball coach Dan Hoff, fired April 15 after 27 years, has plenty of supporters. They've been vocal on social media, at a recent school board meeting and with letters and emails to administration.
12:17 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

State releases money will allow Buena Vista district to finish school year

Lead in text: 
The state had withheld school aid payments. District still faces a $1-million budget deficit
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI - State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has released money to the Buena Vista School District to allow the school to reopen and complete the school year. The Saginaw County school district of 430 students has been closed for two weeks after the district could not make its May 24 payroll and laid off all but three employees.
10:43 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Protest over Allied Paper landfill being held Wednesday

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City has agreed to spend $200,000 for lobbying. Congressman Fred Upton and Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have asked EPA to make sure PCBs are removed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
lKALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney and Kalamazoo Public Services Director Bruce Merchant on Monday discussed the latest developments in city's fight with the EPA over the Allied Paper landfill site. The Allied site sits in the city's Edison neighborhood and has been in the news since March, when the U.S.

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