BWLoutage http://wkar.org en Wood responds to State of the City, insists on open BWL review http://wkar.org/post/wood-responds-state-city-insists-open-bwl-review <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">In his ninth annual State of the City address last night, Lansing Mayor </span>Virg<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span>Bernero<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> said the capital city is unquestionably moving forward, but that the city needs to maintain momentum.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:08:07 +0000 Current State 48723 at http://wkar.org Wood responds to State of the City, insists on open BWL review Security expert vows prompt, independent review of BWL http://wkar.org/post/security-expert-vows-prompt-independent-review-bwl <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A retired military officer and former homeland security official turned Cooley Law School law professor will oversee an independent review of the embattled <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a>. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:24:59 +0000 Current State 47800 at http://wkar.org Security expert vows prompt, independent review of BWL Crisis communication expert: BWL manager's NYC trip was 'unwise' http://wkar.org/post/crisis-communication-expert-bwl-managers-nyc-trip-was-unwise <p></p><p>On Thursday&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">afternoon, J. Peter Lark, the embattled general manager of Lansing’s <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Board of Water &amp; Light</a>, stated at a press conference that he would remain as the head of the public utility. The announcement came after the <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/"><em>Lansing State Journal</em></a> reported that Mr. Lark was out of town in New York City for the early days of the extended power outage. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:31:06 +0000 Current State 47508 at http://wkar.org Crisis communication expert: BWL manager's NYC trip was 'unwise' Averill Woods neighbors compile list of questions for city, BWL officials http://wkar.org/post/averill-woods-neighbors-compile-list-questions-city-bwl-officials <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light said on its <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">website</a> yesterday that it has restored power to its entire electric service territory. However, judging by reports and comments on BWL’s Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LansingBWL">page</a>, there are a number of individual homes and pockets of homes that are still without electricity since a major ice storm hit the region 12 days ago on December 22.</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:42:51 +0000 Current State 47457 at http://wkar.org Averill Woods neighbors compile list of questions for city, BWL officials Frustrated BWL customers vent, demand answers http://wkar.org/post/frustrated-bwl-customers-vent-demand-answers <p></p><p></p><p>Last night more than 50 Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light (BWL) customers who lost power over the last 9 days vented their anger and frustration during a special council session at Lansing City Hall. Residents complained of BWL’s slow response and poor communication. Some who spoke were still without power since an ice storm hit the region on December 22. &nbsp;There were also calls for resignations, demands of an independent review board, and safety concerns that some said went unaddressed by city and BWL leaders.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:12:18 +0000 Current State 47357 at http://wkar.org Frustrated BWL customers vent, demand answers