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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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.
7:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Vote Monday on Banning Dogs From City Owned Golf Course

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Owners would be fined $100 plus court costs for first offense and $200 for subsequent violations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will vote tonight on a proposal that bans dogs from city-owned Milham Park Golf Course. The proposed ordinance amendment would prohibit dogs on the golf course and would "eliminate the opportunity for dog waste on the course and possible interaction with golfers," Sean Fletcher, director of the city's parks and recreation, wrote to commissioners in a staff memo.
6:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

State Officials Say Liquid Manure Spill Threatening Rabbit River

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Assessing the problem has been hampered by ice cover
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - Michigan environmental regulators say a plume of liquid manure is making its way though county waterways toward the Rabbit River after an equipment malfunction at a Hopkins area dairy farm.

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