A summary of Michigan's resources
John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey

When it comes to mapping its natural resources, Michigan falls behind other states. But a $500,000 state grant may help change that. The grant to the Michigan Geological Survey will pay for statewide resource mapping. 

A court date previously set for late September has been delayed for nearly two months, court records show. A motion hearing previously set for Sept. 22, and a criminal jury trial hearing previously set for Sept. 26 were rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17, and 9 a.m. Nov. 28, respectively, court records show. The trial is scheduled to be held in Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William E. Collette's courtroom in Mason. (Mlive)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Attorneys married to members of the military may find it easier to get work in Michigan. The state House passed a pair of bills to admit military spouses to the Michigan Bar without having to take the bar exam. 

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Seventy blighted houses, some dens of crime and drug activity, will be an eyesore no longer. A $1.26 million grant will pay for the demolition of up to 70 foreclosed homes across Kalamazoo County, 28 of which have been identified in the City of Kalamazoo, in the next 18 months. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Blarney Castle was formed in 2014 by six Western Michigan University music students. It was the brainchild of Joel Myers, a native of Chelsea, MI, who gained his Irish fiddling skills performing with the Chelsea House Orchestra.

Since its formation, Blarney Castle has performed sophisticated arrangements and original sets of Celtic music at festivals around the state and beyond. The new single, "Silhouettes Against The Soil," to be released on October 14, was written by Myers. Myers, keyboardist Lukas Stanley, and singer/flutist E.J. Schubkegel visited WMUK to preview the new song.