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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6:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Changes Address Language Barriers in Calhoun County Courts

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State administrators approved the language access plan last week
Until Thursday, Calhoun County courts lacked a plan to help those who don't speak fluent English understand what is happening in court proceedings. Now the county's courts comply with state rules after a Language Access Plan was approved by the state. Last week state administrators approved the Calhoun County Courts Language Access Plan.
WMU Empowerment Center
6:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Teresa Bingman says the Kalamazoo Promise can be one tool to help get people out of poverty
Credit WMUK

Interview with Teresa Bingman

    

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center in 2013. 

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8:09 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Effort Begins to Put Minimum Wage Increase on Michigan Ballot

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Leaders plan to ask for a new minimum wage between $9.50 and $10 per hour
A coalition of faith-based organizations, labor unions and civil rights groups launched a campaign Saturday to raise Michigans minimum wage by securing the issue a spot on the November ballot. Michigan United has started recruiting volunteers to obtain the necessary 258,088 signatures to place the measure on the ballot of more than 322,609 signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment.
7:58 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Recall Petitions Upheld Against Alamo Township Supervisor

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380 signatures must be collected by August first to force November recall election of Lou Conti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The r ecall effort against Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti can now move forward, but it's likely taken longer than those responsible for the movement had hoped. Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge J. Richardson Johnson upheld three petitions to recall Conti in a decision made Feb. 4.
7:52 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Names New COO

Lead in text: 
Jim McKernan has been vice president of Bronson HealthCare Midwest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - After conducting a nationwide search for its next chief operating officer, Bronson Battle Creek decided the best candidate was already within its ranks. James E. McKernan will become the next COO of Bronson Battle Creek and a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare, effective March 10.

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