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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6:33 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Conyers Challenges State Law in Effort to Get on August Ballot

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Long-time Detroit Congressman's spot on the ballot is in jeopardy because of state law that requires petition circulators to be registered voters
The legal team for U.S. Rep. John Conyers will try to persuade a Detroit federal judge Wednesday to put the Detroit Democrat on the primary ballot, based on past judicial rulings involving former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and a 1980 Colorado law. The 85-year-old congressman is asking U.S.
9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

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Polls have shown support for raising revenue
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
9:13 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Detroit Mayor Tells Lawmakers to Give City "Clear Path" out of State Control

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Mike Duggan says money needed to pay pension debt is a one-time request
Lansing — Mayor Mike Duggan urged lawmakers Tuesday to give him more flexibility to escape state control of Detroit’s finances after the city emerges from bankruptcy. Testifying before a House committee considering $195 million in aid for pensions, Duggan also urged lawmakers to give City Council members a seat on a commission that would be dominated by Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointees.
9:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Approves $400,000 to Cover Department of Human Services Funding

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County Administrator Peter Battani says county has to figure out why cost of child care placements has dramatically increased
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services should now be able to fund its child care placements for the remainder of 2014 after a $400,000 allocation for the office was approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The emergency allocation was approved by a 9-0 vote.
8:47 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Report Critical of Kellogg's Efforts on Climate Change

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Kellogg representative says company "has long been committed to doing what is right for environment and society"
Kellogg Co. has one of the worst track records among the largest food and beverage companies in addressing climate change and is "not doing nearly enough to cut their own carbon footprint," according to a report released late Monday.

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