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.

Put a group of local executives together to talk about their hiring needs and it probably won’t be long before the phrases start to fly. “Talent gap.” “Skills gap.” “Talent drought.” While the words they use may vary, local employers are nearly universal in calling it a “problem” that could stall West Michigan’s economic growth. (MiBiz)

The loophole in Michigan law that allows concealed-weapon permit holders to open carry in "gun-free" zones isn't likely to be closed any time soon. That's because two state lawmakers — one a Republican and one a Democrat — are proposing drastically different approaches to addressing the issue. (Detroit News)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The search for a new superintendent for Mattawan Consolidated School will be on the agenda of Monday's school board meeting and will be the topic of a community forum Wednesday. Search consultant Gary Rider, regional president of the Michigan Leadership Institute, will give a presentation at the Monday, April 13, school board meeting about the search process and timeline. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The May 5 election should go more smoothly in Allegan County than last year’s voting when technical problems kept results from being released until the next day, but county officials aren’t guaranteeing a glitch-free process. "I wish I could say yes,” County Administrator Rob Sarro said Thursday, April 9, when asked if technical problems in reporting election results would be fixed by next month. “At least two-thirds (of the precincts) are working. One-third isn’t.” (Holland Sentinel)

Superintendent Linda Hicks is expected to recommend elementary school closings to the Battle Creek Board of Education on Monday night. The discussion will be part of a special meeting at 6 p.m. at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center, 100 W. Van Buren St. The seven-member board isn't scheduled to take action until its regular meeting a week later, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20. That meeting also will be held at the McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)