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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6:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Commission to Vote on Separation Agreement With City Manager Tuesday

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Ken Tsuchiyama is stepping down after 28 years with city. Susan Bedsole will be named interim city manager
Tuesday's Battle Creek commission meeting will be the last for Ken Tsuchiyama, who will step down as city manager at the end of this week. City commissioners will vote during their regular meeting on a separation agreement for Tsuchiyama and whether to name Community Services Director Susan Bedsole as interim city manager.
6:26 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Critical of Kellogg Moving Jobs to Grand Rapids

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Kellogg CEO John Bryant has said company remains committed to Battle Creek.
Dr. Joe Schwarz on Monday lambasted the Kellogg Co. for its handling of a plan to create a regional business services center in the Grand Rapids area employing 300 to 600 people, some of whom now work in Battle Creek.
Environmental Justice
9:13 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Activist Seeks Environmental Justice for Minorities and Poor

Kalamazoo protesters calling for clean up of Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Peggy Shepard

The founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice based in New York will speak this week at Western Michigan University. 

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2:04 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Bill Would Let Landlords Prohibit Use of Medical Marijuana on Property

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Voters approved a law in 2008 that allows patients to keep up to 12 plants for personal use
LANSING, MI -- Michigan landlords could prohibit the use, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana on private property under a new proposal up for debate this week in the Legislature. Senate Bill 783, sponsored by Sens. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) and James Marleau (R-Lake Orion), would make it illegal to possess or use medical marijuana on private property if the owner prohibits it.
1:03 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Group Seeking Higher Minimum Wage Boosts Proposal to $10.10 an Hour

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Michigan last raised minimum wage to $7.40 an hour in 2008
LANSING - The group behind a proposed petition drive to raise Michigan's minimum wage has increased its request to $10.10 per hour. The group, called Raise Michigan, submitted language to the Secretary of State last week for a petition to initiate legislation to increase the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2016.

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