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Friday, January 10,2014

Foreclosures down, home sales up

Ingham County Register of Deeds Office release 2013 housing figures that show a rebounding market

by Kyle Koehler
Friday, Jan. 10 — Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. is reporting improvements in Ingham County’s housing market during 2013, as foreclosures are the lowest since 2005 and home sales are increasing.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

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Thursday, January 9,2014

The fix was in

BWL prearranged speakers at its public board meeting Tuesday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 9 — For those who questioned whether the roster of speakers at Tuesday night’s Board of Water and Light meeting was arranged, it was.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Gearing up for a fight

Wood’s coup fails; who will be next City Council president?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood tried extending her presidential reign over the Council this week, only to have it shut down by the city clerk and city attorney.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Are payments to the city limiting BWL’s emergency response planning?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city of Lansing’s demands for payments from the Board of Water and Light contributed to the utility’s poor response to the region’s ice storm power outages, according to BWL’s vice chairman.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

What if another ice storm hits tomorrow?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The BWL is moving quickly to address restoration and communications issues that would have improved its response to the ice storm outages.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Change in governance?

by Andy Balaskovitz
While a majority of BWL’s customers are in the city of Lansing, the utility’s title may be a slight misnomer. It provides water or electricity (or both) to East Lansing, DeWitt and nine townships, including Delta, Lansing Meridian and Delhi.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Who is J. Peter Lark?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Before joining the BWL in July 2007, General Manager J. Peter Lark, 62, was chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission, appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2003. In that role in 2006, he wrote a 48-page report for Granholm called “Michigan’s 21st Century Electric Energy Plan,” a roadmap for developing more renewables and energy efficiency.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

The BWL on thin ice

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city of Lansing’s demands for payments from the Board of Water and Light contributed to the utility’s poor response to the region’s ice storm power outages, according to BWL’s vice chairman.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

BWL cancels rate increase

Board vice chairman tells City Pulse it would be ‘disingenuous’ to ask for one

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 9 — The Lansing Board of Water and Light has canceled plans for proposed utility rate increases that were set to take effect on March 1.
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