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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12:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Report Calls for Slowing Expansion of Online Schools

Lead in text: 
Two Western Michigan University researchers are among those who say statistics show weaker performance by students in "virtual schools"
LANSING -- States should limit expansion of online virtual schools until more information is available on why student performance lags behind other schools, according to a new analysis of virtual schools by the National Education Policy Center.
11:23 am
Fri March 7, 2014

WMU Says Major Announcement on Medical School Next Week

Lead in text: 
Announcement is described as "major development" for new medical school but no details were given
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Western Michigan University is planning a "major announcement" regarding its new medical school March 11, the university said in a press release. Kalamazoo community leaders, as well as the heads of WMU, Borgess Health Bronson Healthcare will meet at 1:15 p.m.
7:53 am
Fri March 7, 2014

News Conference Friday on Battle Creek Police Investigation

Lead in text: 
Little has been revealed so far about internal investigation
Battle Creek officials will discuss police department issues during a press conference Friday, the city has announced. In a statement, the city said Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole and Interim Police Chief Jim Blocker will address news media at 2 p.m. Friday in City Hall. Neither official would answer questions before then, the city said.
7:43 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Decision on Proposed Portage Gas Station Delayed Again

Lead in text: 
Residents have raised concerns about safety and traffic for the site which is near a school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - For the third time in a month a public hearing on a proposed gas station at the former Centre Street Market on East Centre Avenue was adjourned Thursday. Don Ziemke, the developer for Great Lakes Convenience, told the Portage Planning Commission he needed more time to address concerns raised by city staff.
7:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Governor Snyder to Make Another Push for Road Funding

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The road construction industry is also trying to turn up the heat on lawmakers to approve money for road repair
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is using driver frustration with potholes and the prospect of more roadway craters this spring to try to prod lawmakers into dedicating more money toward fixing roads.

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