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Quinn Klinefelter

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Quinn Klinefelter appears in the following:

Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Water - A Human Right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today, The Takeaway takes a two part look at our most precious resource, water. It's a resource that thousands in Detroit now find themselves without. Back in March, officials in the cash-strapped city turned off the tap for about 15,000 residents with unpaid water bills. But the problem isn't limited to Detroit. Access to water is becoming a growing issue all around the country. The infrastructure systems we have in place to deliver water to consumers are aging and in some places, inadequate and unsustainable, especially in parts of the South and South-West.

 

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Detroit's Big 3 Pledge Millions To Help City Workers' Pensions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are offering a multimillion dollar donation toward a deal to ease pension cuts for retirees, and preserve the lucrative collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Can This 'Perfect Match' Dance Their Way To Gold?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

No U.S. skating team has ever won Olympic gold in ice dancing. Some experts wonder whether it even qualifies as a sport. But Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, known for their blend of athletic power, speed and flair, are helping to dispel that notion.

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Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Judge Upholds Detroit Bankruptcy Eligibility

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Detroit is now officially eligible for bankruptcy protection, making it the largest municipal case of it in U.S. history. The city is trying to get out from under a crushing debt topping $18 billion. While the federal judge making the ruling Tuesday scolded the city for hurrying negotiations with unions and creditors, he concluded with was "impracticable" for the city to negotiate in good faith.

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Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

With its list of lengthy problems, people are wondering: Who would want to be the mayor of Detroit? The city's dwindling population elected Mike Duggan, a former hospital executive known for rehabilitating troubled institutions. Quinn Klinefelter, reporter for WDET in Detroit, discusses his city's new mayor, and the long list of problems the city's new leader will inherit.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Pits City Against Its Creditors

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In Detroit, a trial continues to determine whether the cash-strapped city is eligible for the largest Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in U.S. history. But hundreds of creditors Detroit owes money to argue the city did not explore all the options if had to avoid bankruptcy and simply focused on Chapter 9 as its only salvation.

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Donations Help Detroit Bury Unclaimed Bodies

Monday, August 05, 2013

Scarce funding had forced Detroit's government to delay burying unclaimed bodies for a year or more. But the death of one homeless man has spurred donations from across the country to help bury him and other unclaimed bodies in the Wayne County morgue.

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Collecting Taxes Among Detroit's Financial Troubles

Thursday, July 25, 2013

As Detroit grapples with the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history, city officials are dealing with a long-standing financial problem — collecting taxes. In recent years, only about half of the property taxes in Detroit have been paid in full. But some officials say the city's government has grown so dysfunctional, people who want to pay taxes sometimes have no place to do it.

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Detroit Files Nation's Largest-Ever Municipal Bankruptcy

Friday, July 19, 2013

Detroit has become the biggest American city ever to file for bankruptcy, seeking Chapter 9 protection from creditors and unions owed some $18.5 billion in debt and liabilities. What's ahead for debt-ridden Detroit? Quinn Klinefelter WDET.

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Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle To Bury Their Unclaimed Dead

Monday, June 03, 2013

Detroit, like many other American cities, is so broke it cannot handle the costs of a timely burial for people who die but are not claimed by family members. Some local advocates are using their own resources to help lay the city's poorest to rest.

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Former Detroit Mayor Convicted Of Corruption, Racketeering

Monday, March 11, 2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was convicted on a variety of corruption charges in federal court in Detroit on Monday. He was convicted on 24 of 30 charges and faces a maximum 20 years in prison.

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Detroit Prepares for their 11th World Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The World Series kicks off tonight, and Detroit is hoping their Tigers will do them proud. But do they have what it takes to beat the San Francisco Giants? Quinn Klinefelter, a Detroiter and reporter, from WDET weighs in.

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Why We Care About Jimmy Hoffa

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This past week, Detroit and much of America held its breath, waiting to find out if the newest lead on Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance would reveal the truth. Thirty-seven years later, why does Jimmy Hoffa still capture the American imagination? Quinn Klinefelter has a few theories.

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Waiting for the Bus: Detroit Public Transit

Friday, May 04, 2012

How long would you be prepared to wait for a bus? Ten minutes – maybe twenty. Try three hours. Here in Motor City, for the many thousands of people here who don’t have a car, and that’s about a third, getting from A to B is proving almost impossible. Quinn Kleinfelter, reporter for WDET, tells us more about the horrid transportation system in Detroit. 

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Romney Wins Michigan and Arizona Primaries

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Romney campaign may be breathing a sigh of relief this morning. A loss in Mitt's home state would have been devastating, which makes the victory all the sweeter. Rick Santorum came close to pulling off a coup, but in the end Romney won with 41 percent of the votes. It was more decisive in Arizona and that means Romney had a very good night.

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Santorum Beating Romney Despite Homecourt Advantage

Monday, February 20, 2012

Despite growing up in Detroit — and Rick Santorum's anti-bailout speech to the Detroit Economic club — the most recent polls from Michigan have Mitt Romney trailing Santorum by an average of six points. Romney has tried to curb Santorum's upswell by outspending him three to one in advertising. Given the indecisiveness of the race thus far, whether or not Romney takes Michigan could be a turning point in the nomination.

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Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty to All Charges

Thursday, October 13, 2011

On Christmas day in 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to detonate an explosive device he hid in his underwear, while flying aboard Northwest Flight 253 to Detroit, Mich. Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty in court yesterday to all eight charges against him, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, attempted murder on an aircraft, attempted placement of a destructive device, and the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

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