They may speak with American accents, but Bua's music is purely Irish - learned from parents and older Irish musicians who emigrated to the United States. Bua will demonstrate their vivacious, lived-in sound in a concert at the Richland Community Hall on Tuesday.

House Speaker Kevin Cotter said Friday he expelled state Rep. Cindy Gamrat from the Republican caucus for a “series of incidents” of leaking confidential discussions among GOP lawmakers. Gamrat claimed Thursday she was booted from confidential closed-door House Republican caucus meetings because of a Facebook musing about the state budget during a meeting. (Detroit News)

BENTON HARBOR - No one wants to talk about it, or even consider what would happen if cash-strapped Benton Harbor Area Schools was to dissolve. "That has never been part of the conversation when we're talking to the state," said Benton Harbor Superintendent Leonard Seawood. He brought up the possibility at a March community forum. (Saint Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

Every weekday, Angela Whitmore steps out her door and crosses a grassy field to pick up her 6-year-old daughter, Abagail Good. That field is all that separates Whitmore's block and Coburn, where Abagail is a first-grader. It's a short distance, one that only seems longer because her two younger sons who come along for the walk are often distracted by their own spurts of curiosity. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

(KALAMAZOO MI) (WKZO) - Sam Herald, news reporter at 590 WKZO radio, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Bronson Hospital. He was 31. Sam began his radio career at WIDR, Western Michigan University's student-run station, and had worked at WKZO for several years.