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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8:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Michigan unemployment rate drops to lowest point since 2008

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Jobless rate is a full percentage point lower than it was in January of last year
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in January, down from 8.3 percent in December. The numbers, released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, are the lowest since May 2008. Total employment rose by 32,000 from December to January, according to the department, while the total number of unemployed declined by 20,000.
7:37 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Battle Creek Police Open Internal Investigation, but Reveal Few Details

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Interim Police Chief Jim Blocker declined to answer questions about who is being investigated or the nature of the investigation
Battle Creek's Interim Police Chief Jim Blocker said Wednesday afternoon the department has opened an internal investigation. "It is a pending personnel matter," Blocker said. "But we don't comment on those. It is an investigation of members of the department."
12:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Michigan Senate and House Vote to Remove Word "Retarded" From State Laws

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The word will be replaced by the terms developmentally disabled or intellectually disabled
LANSING - The Michigan Senate voted unanimously today to "Spread the word to end the word," a national campaign to remove the word retarded from state law. The seven bill package will remove the word from a variety of laws dealing with criminal activity, the foster care system, mental health institutions, insurance claims, educational facilities and surrogate parenting.
7:26 am
Wed March 5, 2014

U.S. House Approves Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

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About 32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness
Washington The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands. The legislation already passed the Senate last year. The bill now heads to President Barack Obamas desk for his signature to become law.
7:23 am
Wed March 5, 2014

State Senate Bill Would Allow Landlords to Ban Medical Marijuana Use on Property

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Bill now moves to the state House
LANSING - Medical marijuana users may run into another obstacle to using their prescriptions under a bill passed Tuesday in the state Senate. The bill would prohibit medical cannabis users from growing or smoking their weed in rental properties, including apartments and hotels.

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