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Miguel Torres, helping children follow their educational dreams.

Miguel Torres at Michigan State University works closely with migrant and seasonal farmworker families across the state of Michigan to motivate out-of-school youth who are trying to earn their GED. 

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Lansing chefs putting their best food forward

These Greater Lansing chefs may not be celebrities (yet), but their dedication to the art of cooking has made them rising stars locally. They share their insights on the cooking profession and how they’re dealing with a new generation of educated foodies.

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Board game nights are bringing people out for some old-fashioned fun.

Ever wanted to introduce your favorite board game to a new group of people just as enthusiastic as you? Now there are groups in Lansing, meeting at restaurants and bars across town. Take your games and join them!

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StartUp Grind Lansing, creating a venue for connection, learning, and collaboration

Startup Grind Lansing gives entrepreneurs, business owners, youth, and community members the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with one another every month.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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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Zines harness print and a DIY ethic to empower cultural and self-expression

With a boost from the do-it-yourself ethos, some writers, artists, and activists in the Capital region are departing from the digital and employing simple means of production to create, publish, and distribute a new generation of zines.

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Teaching kids to shape a healthy future for Lansing's rivers

Throughout the Lansing area, the GRAND Learning Network is partnering with schools and communities in an effort to teach the next generation about our beautiful state, and their role in preserving its resources.

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Paws for compassion: Therapy dogs help those in need

More and more hospitals, schools and service organizations are finding that the qualities that make dogs man's best friend also make them instinctual providers of the unconditional love, compassion and care needed to heal. 

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Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.

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Search for the Best Pad Thai in Town

Lansing has many Thai restaurants, and writer, Daniel J. Hogan went on a quest to find out which one has the best Pad Thai.
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