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Immigration vote halted

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming…

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Ruth to the Rescue Water refund woes

Couple Battles to Collect $4,400 From Water Department

As the water department cracks down on thousands of people who the city money, one Southfield couple says the department actually owed them more than $4,400.

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Decision 2014 Primary Election

3 races to watch with primary less than a week away

With less than a week before the August primary election, the heat is getting tuned up in three races across the metro Detroit area.

Related: What's up with Michigan's Proposal 1? |

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Decision 2014 The 2 sides to Proposal 1

What's up with Michigan's Proposal 1?

You might wonder what is going on and might even find yourself confused as to what you are doing.

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Grosse Pointe Park pot proposal

Pot decriminalization won't be on Grosse Pointe Park ballot

Grosse Pointe Park officials found an incorrect date on one set of signatures that invalided the petition drive.

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Detroit woman's water cut off

Detroit water shutoffs timeline

Local 4 has been reporting on water system's plans to shut off service to delinquent customers since April. Here's how the story has unfolded.

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Warren Evans

Wayne County executive race gets nasty

The field for Wayne County executive in the Democratic primary is a full one. Polling suggests Warren Evans is the front-runner, and now a well-crafted, nasty TV ad is hitting the airwaves.

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Mark Schauer

Schauer calls for child tax credit, paid sick time

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer says Michigan's $600-per-child tax credit should be restored and all but the smallest businesses should provide 40 hours of paid sick leave a year.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2010

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Athletes who became politicians

After enjoying successful athletic careers, these notable sports figures opted to run for public office.

Abraham Lincoln

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Republican Party history

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

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5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

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About Devin Scillian

  • Devin Scillian

    In addition to anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Devin Scillian is also the host of "Flashpoint," Local 4's weekly community hot topic program which airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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