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Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Giving rise to the familiar downtown skyline of Michiganís Capital City, the downtown district is centered on the stateís Capitol dome, the surrounding high-rises and office buildings, and Washington Square. This strip of Washington Avenue hosts trendy restaurants, power-broking pubs, law school hangouts, coffeehouses, and lots of quaint local shops.

Downtown Features

Should I stay or should I go? The question LGBT families are asking in Lansing and across Michigan

A civil rights group recently ranked Michigan as one of the worst states for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live. Find out more about the challenges Lansing-area LGBT families face and how members of the community are working hard to provide a welcoming place where all people are free to live, work, and play. 

Building a community of electronic music lovers in Lansing

A local DJ looks at the budding electronic music scene here in Lansing and how it's diversifying the sounds and spaces where people dance and chill throughout the week.

Slowly but surely connecting parks and trails systems in Ingham County

A new director and a new millage will amount to some major changes in Ingham County, like new and more connected systems of trails and parks. Hear more about what the Parks Department has planned.

Lansing's Black History and Future

Three local civil rights experts weigh in on the meaning of Black History Month in a post-Ferguson world, and we dig into some of Lansing’s rich black history. 

The truth about my love for Lansing

Capital Gains' Managing Editor isn't a Lansing native. And to be honest, she wasn't a big fan of the city when she first moved here nine years ago. Still, she gets involved, loves what's happening here and is now a huge cheerleader for the entire capital region. This is how she came to #LoveLansing.
 
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