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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6:12 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Staff Sargent Mark Schoonhoven of Plainwell laid to rest

Lead in text: 
Schoonhoven was buried with honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery. He died last month from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
AUGUSTA, MI - For six weeks, Deb Schoonhoven and Tammie Loffer kept vigil in a Texas hospital. They waited and hoped that Mark Schoonhoven, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, son and father, would fight like he always did and pull through the coma.
Early Childhood Education
9:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Upjohn Institute economist discusses proposed increase in funding early childhood education

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Credit The Associated Press

Governor Snyder has proposed investing $130-million in early childhood education over the next two years. 

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1:23 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Bipartisan support for fixing state roads

Lead in text: 
Former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek part of broad coalition seeking increased funding for roads.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
(Bridge illustration/A.J. Jones) By Amy Lane/Bridge Magazine contributor On Michigan's Right to Work law, labor activist Mark Schauer and business advocate Rich Studley could not have sought more different results. But when it comes to working on Michigan's crumbling roads - an issue that's arisen in Lansing nearly as frequently as winter potholes - the two have an identical goal.
1:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

USDA report details losses in Michigan's fruit crop

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Combination of early spring weather and summer drought created a very bad year for Michigan fruit growers.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BENTON HARBOR, MI -The United States Department of Agriculture's recently released report of Preliminary Fruit Production figures for 2012 confirms what we learned last summer, when there were not enough Michigan cherries for local festivals, or we blinked and the peaches were gone, or popular U-Pick apple orchards said: "Come back next year."
1:12 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Snyder's budget proposal calls for increased investments in roads, education and public health

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Snyder calls $50.9-billion spending plan "a responsible budget."
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder, saying Michigan is on the "comeback path," on Thursday introduced a budget proposal reflecting that belief by increasing investments in infrastructure, public health and education. Speaking before lawmakers and media this morning at the Boji Tower in downtown Lansing, Snyder outlined a $50.9 billion budget, which represents a five percent spending increase compared to the current fiscal year.

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