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Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Judge changes trial procedure for individuals without attorneys

Judge Steven Rhodes today changed the way he’ll hear from individual creditors without attorneys during Detroit’s bankruptcy trial. He’s delaying their appearances from their previously scheduled, dedicated Aug. 29 hearing to times and dates to be determined. Rhodes decided to have the attorneys for the city and creditors present their evidence in support of and […]

19

Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

On WDET: The latest with bond insurer Syncora

One of the most outspoken, visible and controversial creditors in the city’s bankruptcy case is bond insurer Syncora. They’ve objected at seemingly every chance, arguing to Judge Steven Rhodes that the Detroit Institute of Arts collection should be sold to pay debt, pensioners are unfairly getting much better of a deal than financial creditors and that at […]

19

Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Community Conversations: Coming to Grandmont Rosedale

As part of WDET’s and NextChapterDetroit.com’s effort to cover the bankruptcy and the happenings around the city we’re hosting a series of community meetings around the city. The next one: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Always Brewing Detroit, 19180 Grand River in the Grandmont Rosedale area. In advance of the conversation there, WDET’s Sandra Svoboda talked with the owner of Always Brewing Detroit, Amanda Brewington. They started their discussion with Amanda’s story about opening her business.

18

Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

On Detroit Today: Regional water authority close to done deal

Is there a regional water authority in Detroit’s future? According to a piece by the Detroit News’s Nolan Finley, that answer is yes. Detroit Today’s co-hosts Laura Weber Davis and Christy McDonald talk with him today about his story. Give a listen here.

18

Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Detroit’s First Bankruptcy Trial Witness

Attorneys for the city of Detroit have put their first witness on the stand today as part of the city’s bankruptcy trial. Formally, Detroit’s bankruptcy case opens next week. But Judge Steven Rhodes granted the city’s request to have one witness testify early. The witness is Robert Cline, formerly the national director of state and […]

15

Aug

2014

Detroit Public Television

On MiWeek: Why is the bankruptcy trial delayed?

On the weekly program produced by Detroit Public Television, one of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative partners, Host Christy McDonald covers why the city’s bankruptcy trial is again delayed.

15

Aug

2014

Sandra Svoboda

A final stand against the bankruptcy exit plan

A group of Detroit workers and pensioners are calling on Judge Steven Rhodes to deny the city’s plan to exit bankruptcy. While some creditors argue the city’s Plan of Adjustment is too generous to pensioners, the Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association says otherwise. The group charges that pensioners are having so much taken from them that the bankruptcy judge should deny Detroit’s plan of adjustment. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with members of the Association and has this report.

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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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