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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6:52 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Kalamazoo Central High School student inspires bill to allow students to miss school for religious holidays

Lead in text: 
Madeline Richman testified before the House Education committee on Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Madeline Richman, a junior at Kalamazoo Central High School, was reluctant to miss school last fall to mark the Jewish High Holidays because it would undermine her record of perfect school attendance. She mentioned her dilemma to Kate Segal, a Battle Creek lawmaker in the state House and, like Richman, a member of Temple B'nai Israel in Kalamazoo.
6:18 am
Fri May 3, 2013

"No fault" insurance reform clears House committee

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Bill passed Insurance Committee on party-line vote, bill's sponsor says it faces "an uphill battle"
LANSING, MI -- Legislation that would overhaul Michigan's no-fault auto insurance system is headed to the state House for consideration after a Republican-led committee advanced it this evening. "The votes were there, and we'll see if we have the votes on the floor," said state Rep.
12:41 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Nursing shortage still looms in Michigan

Lead in text: 
Problems persist in getting new nurses as one in three Registered Nurses in Michigan is approaching retirement age
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
In 2007, warning of a nurse shortage in Michigan and long admission waiting lists for nursing schools, then- Gov. Jennifer Granholm proclaimed: "Something's wrong with this picture and we are going to fix it." Well, not exactly. Six years and millions of dollars later, there are renewed warnings of impending nursing shortages.
12:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeal of ruling that allows domestic partner benefits for state employees

Lead in text: 
Supreme Court did not elaborate on decision not to hear the case
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court denied a request by Attorney General Bill Schuette to overturn a Court of Appeals ruling allowing state employees to receive benefits for domestic partners. The Civil Service Commission, which has authority over policy regarding state employees, approved benefits for unrelated people living with state employees.
7:36 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan House Committee considers merits of taxing Internet purchases

Lead in text: 
Michigan treasury estimates $460-million in sales taxes from remote Internet purchases will go uncollected this fiscal year
Lansing - Internet retailers that have a physical presence or affiliated companies in Michigan would have to collect sales taxes on purchases under legislative proposals debated Wednesday in a House committee. The House Tax Policy Committee held public testimony on GOP-sponsored legislation that would change the definition of legal presence for out-of-state companies that sell merchandise toMichiganians on the Web.

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