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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8:49 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Questions Raised About State Deal to Buy Passenger Rail Cars

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State wants to buy passenger cars rather than pay a leasing charge to Amtrak
Lansing State lawmakers are looking into claims that the Department of Transportation is mistakenly planning to buy passenger rail cars that Wisconsin rejected as the result of a faulty bidding process.
8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

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Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.
8:38 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

More Fire Departments Turning to Full-Time Chiefs

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Many communities are finding that the demands are too great for job of fire chief to be part-time
HARTFORD - Economic and revenue trends are pushing local governments deeper into frugality. However, many Southwest Michigan communities are spending more money for full-time fire chiefs after decades of operating with part-time leadership.
8:27 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Next Phase of East Campus Demolition Set to Begin

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Construction of East Hall to Begin in July. It will become a new alumni center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is scheduled to begin Phase 2 of the demolition on historic East Campus next week, according to a university spokeswoman. Workers began conducting abatement on the wings of East Hall this week. They are expected to finish with that process around the middle of next week, said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations.
8:21 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

New Budget Agreements Include More Money for Higher Education, Public Safety

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New spending targets reflect revenue projections showing less money than originally expected for the state
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Legislature is running out of time to secure long-term funding for crumbling roads and complete budgets for the upcoming fiscal year by their self-imposed deadline of early June.

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