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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6:17 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Portage City Council approves new regulations on donation boxes

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Ordinance regulates what boxes are made of, placement and size of the boxes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage may be the first community in Southwest Michigan to regulate collection or donation boxes. After a good deal of discussion the Portage City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1 to approve a collection box ordinance amendment that will regulate the 25 or so for-profit and non-profit collection boxes around town that take donations of everything from clothing to books.
9:18 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Wayne State President defends long contract for faculty

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Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that contract may be effort to circumvent new "right to work" law.
LANSING - Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour came out swinging this morning in Lansing, asking Republican lawmakers whether an eight-year labor contract for faculty or continued cuts in state funding were worse for students. Gilmour contended it is the latter, a point he tried to stress to members of the state House higher education subcommittee.
9:06 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Portage Public Schools budget plans don't include pay increases

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Scenarios were presented to the school board based on Governor Snyder's budget plan presented last month.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Best- and worst-case 2013-14 budget scenarios for Portage Public Schools do not include funding for base-salary increases, according to a presentation at Monday's Portage school board meeting. Raising base salaries for 2013-14 "will require negotiations but would seems obtainable based on circumstances," says a memo written by Karla Colestock, the district's finance director, who made Monday's presentation.
Urban poverty
8:56 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

WMU speaker discusses urban poverty and race

Renaissance Center in Detroit
Credit River North Photography / iStrock Photo

A scholar well-known for his work on poverty, race and inequality will speak on Friday at Western Michigan University. William Julius Wilson teaches in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He’s also the author of several books on the issues of urban poverty and race. 

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7:40 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Lawmakers likely to approve bear petting, despite warnings from zookeepers

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President of Battle Creek's Binder Park Zoo is among officials who have raised concerns about safety.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
Despite resistance from the state's traditional zookeepers, a bill written to keep visitors to an Upper Peninsula tourist attraction petting its bears appears bound for the governor's desk.

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