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Lansing rises to the challenge of getting in shape

Metro Lansing Loses a Million gives mid-Michiganders the tools they need get healthy once and for all.

Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?

Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.

Neighborhood associations make Lansing feel like home

Three Lansing neighborhood association leaders share their love for their community and why they’re committed to making their neighbors feel at home.

Lansing's recent rank as an affordable city confirms love is here to stay

A popular website with a knack for creating well-researched top 10 lists recently identified Lansing as one of the nation's most affordable, mid-sized cities—adding one more proof that people love Lansing and choose to make the Capital City home. 

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. 

Lil' Darlins Vaudeville keeps old-time entertainment alive

Lil' Darlins Vaudeville is riding high on a renewed interest in vintage entertainment performances. Find out how this local troupe is keeping old-timey showmanship alive and fresh in an internet era, from eating light bulbs, to balancing feats on dining room chairs.

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.
 

Landing back in Lansing: Jeremy Orr

The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council has a new Executive Director; a bright and passionate MSU grad whose work has had an impact throughout the state of Michigan.  

Emil's: Serving as an anchor restaurant on Lansing's Eastside for over 90 years

Emil’s, Lansing's oldest restaurant and an anchor of the Eastside, uses delicious recipes, outreach for the community, as well as traditional Italian charm to keep bellies full and hearts happy. 

Are year-round schools in Michigan's future?

From Pontiac to Baldwin, a number of Michigan public school districts are spending this year preparing for a big change. The Capital region also has schools doing the same thing ... 

The Zone: providing students with a pipeline into the workplace and community

In East Lansing, Jackson National Life Insurance Company’s The Zone models how to develop business growth, student professionalism, and community outreach through its strategic and flexible plan.  

Keeping up with the craft scene: Lansing's craft cocktails

Craft cocktails make a comeback as Lansing bars and restaurants seek local goods and quality ingredients, while creating a community-friendly atmosphere.
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