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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7:17 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Michigan House Committee Plans Hearing on Raising Minimum Wage Increase Wednesday

Lead in text: 
Bill could scuttle a petition drive for a larger minimum wage increase
LANSING - Hiking the state's minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.20 by 2017 will get a hearing today in the House Government Operations Committee. The Senate passed the bill last week with a bi-partisan majority, hiking the wages for traditional hourly workers to $9.20 and up to $3.50 per hour for tipped employees, like waitresses and bartenders.
6:52 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Union Protests Proposed Job Cuts at Grand Rapids Public Library

Lead in text: 
City library faced $914,000 deficit this year
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Will "job loss = less service" at Grand Rapids Public Library? That's one of the signs held by Grand Rapids union members this afternoon as they walk back and forth on the sidewalk in front of the library's Main branch downtown.
6:33 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Conyers Challenges State Law in Effort to Get on August Ballot

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Long-time Detroit Congressman's spot on the ballot is in jeopardy because of state law that requires petition circulators to be registered voters
The legal team for U.S. Rep. John Conyers will try to persuade a Detroit federal judge Wednesday to put the Detroit Democrat on the primary ballot, based on past judicial rulings involving former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and a 1980 Colorado law. The 85-year-old congressman is asking U.S.
9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

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Polls have shown support for raising revenue
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
9:13 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Detroit Mayor Tells Lawmakers to Give City "Clear Path" out of State Control

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Mike Duggan says money needed to pay pension debt is a one-time request
Lansing — Mayor Mike Duggan urged lawmakers Tuesday to give him more flexibility to escape state control of Detroit’s finances after the city emerges from bankruptcy. Testifying before a House committee considering $195 million in aid for pensions, Duggan also urged lawmakers to give City Council members a seat on a commission that would be dominated by Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointees.

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