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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1:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Bills Would Ban Use of Word "Retarded" in Michigan Law

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Republican Representative Matt Lori of Constantine is one the legislation's sponsors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- The word "retarded" would be removed from Michigan law under bipartisan legislation up for debate this week in Lansing. An eight bill package going before the House Policy Committee on Tuesday morning would amend various state statutes with updated references to intellectual and developmental disabilities.
9:08 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Longest Serving Member of U.S. House, Michigan Democrat John Dingell Won't Seek Re-election

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Dingell first came to Congress after he won a special election in 1955. This is his 29th full term in the U.S. House
John Dingell, longest serving U.S. representative, to retire The Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career unmatched.
7:26 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Highly-anticipated court case on same-sex marriage begins Tuesday

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The trial is expected to last eight days
Kids. Parenting. Religion. A federal judge will confront all three issues Tuesday as Michigan's highly anticipated trial on same-sex marriage gets under way - though the focus is expected to be more on parenting than gay rights.
Monarch Butterflies
7:03 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WMU Professor Warns of Declining Monarch Butterfly Population

Monarch Butterfly
Credit Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

Interview with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Malcolm is among the scientists warning that monarchs are becoming rare east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 

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6:12 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Western Michigan Women's Basketball wins at Toledo 60-59

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The Broncos host Ball State on Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan junior Marquisha Harris scored a team-high 20 points and was the game-changer down the stretch as WMU defeated Toledo on the road Sunday, 60-59. It was WMU's first road win at Toledo since 2008 and with a 78-72 victory in Kalamazoo also this season, the Broncos (11-14, 7-7 MAC) posted their first sweep of the Rockets since 2006.

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