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17

Dec

2014

The Center for Michigan

From Bridge: Detroit rescued by great leaders…who kept showing up

Here’s a look at Detroit’s bankruptcy, using the “great man” theory and the “social context” theory for viewing history. The essay is authored by Phil Power, founder of the Center for Michigan, which publishes Bridge Magazine.

15

Dec

2014

Michigan Radio

From Michigan Radio: A Detroit slideshow

One thing that strikes our Detroit Journalism Cooperative partner Michigan Radio about Detroit – as the city teetered on the brink of insolvency, then entered Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, and finally, last week, officially emerged from bankruptcy – is that life in the Motor City goes on. So producers asked photographer Ali Lapetina to take her camera all over the city in a single day, and shoot pictures from before sunrise until after sunset. What she captured is exactly that: the life that keeps beating in Michigan’s oldest and biggest and most complicated city.

15

Dec

2014

Detroit Public Television

On MiWeek: A look at Detroit’s Emergency Manager era

A huge milestone for Detroit this week, as the city’s financial emergency comes to an end. Has a stronger city emerged? The MiWeek team discusses Detroit’s present and future, plus take a look at other stories making news across the state.

10

Dec

2014

Sandra Svoboda

For Detroit, it’s time for the post-bankruptcy chapter

Effective at midnight tonight, Detroit is no longer in bankruptcy…and Kevyn Orr is no longer the emergency manager.
Orr, Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan met with reporters this morning. They made statements, thanked numerous parties and looked ahead to Detroit’s next chapter. Here’s some of what they said…

10

Dec

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Orr’s Final News Conference: WATCH LIVE

Gov. Rick Snyder, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are scheduled to appear at an 11 a.m. news conference today to discuss Orr’s resignation and the city’s exit from bankruptcy. You can watch it live here.

10

Dec

2014

Michigan Radio

On Michigan Radio: As Orr goes, where will Detroit head?

Appearing on Michigan Radio’s Stateside program, Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes characterizes Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s tenure, saying he was “judicious” in using the power he had under Michigan law. He told host Lester Graham that Orr could have stripped pay and power from Detroit’s mayor and City Council, and could have been more aggressive about extracting concessions from the city’s unions in bankruptcy court.

10

Dec

2014

Sandra Svoboda

End of the Orr Era

Detroit’s financial emergency is over, according to Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. The two men will be joined by Mayor Mike Duggan at an 11 a.m. news conference today to discuss the city’s exit from Chapter 9. Here is Orr’s letter effectively resigning. Here is Snyder’s response, confirming Orr’s termination.  

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Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the site provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement.

WDET’s Sandra Svoboda is your site guide. A veteran Detroit journalist and 24-year area resident, she’ll share stories, add insight and ask questions to help decode the bankruptcy process and the city’s restructuring.

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