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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6:18 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Michigan House Democrats propose new regulations on "fracking"

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Department of Environmental Quality says it will examine proposal, but has refuted the need for new rules in past
LANSING - Michigan House Democrats want to further regulate fracking, a controversial method of accessing natural gas. They promoted a package of eight bills that would require the disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground for certain fracking operations before receiving a permit.
8:18 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Kalamazoo Planning Commission to consider rules on digital billboards

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Planning Commissioners will consider sending rules to City Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
As proposed, the draft ordinance would not alter the citywide cap of 99 total billboards, but it suggests that a maximum of eight digital billboards be allowed in the city. As proposed, digital billboards would only be allowed in districts zoned general or light manufacturing, community commercial or downtown in the central business district along state-or federally controlled roads.
7:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Berrien County Health Board supports Medicaid expansion

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Medicaid expansion allowed under federal Affordable Care Act
NILES - The Berrien County Board of Health is sick of delays in expanding Medicaid coverage in Michigan and will draft a resolution asking state Sen. John Proos to vote in favor of the legislation already passed by the House. "I fail to understand the rationale of those who would be opposed" to the expansion plan supported by Gov.
Aacorn Farm
7:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward

Tom, an Aacorn Farm participant beside a peg rack he helped create
Credit Courtesy of Cindy Semark

    

The founders of Aacorn Farm hope to raise $3-million to give adults with autism the option to live and work on a farm.

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6:32 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Deal reached on overlay district for Marshall's Oaklawn Hospital

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Agreement between hospital and Marshall Neighborhood Association reduces size of district and includes new rules for future buildings
The Marshall Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Hospital Campus Overlay District, a move that was previously made but didn't meet state zoning law requirements. Marshall City Council voted to rescind the HCOD following a referendum petition and lawsuit and send it back to the planning commission for a proper public hearing.

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