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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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President Obama gives State of the Union address 2013

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Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.

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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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Bill Wild ad

'Wild' campaign number apparently hacked, sends robocalls

Campaign calls sent to Wayne County residents from the Wild for Wayne County campaign office were apparently not authorized or created by the campaign.

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Dingell retires from congress

John Dingell to EPA: What's a Kardashian?

One thing that Dingell apparently has never seen in all his decades in Congress is a Kardashian.

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faucet

Water department hosts affordability fair

The event aims to assist customers with financial hardships.

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Kids Count Report

Report: Child poverty up, teen deaths down

The annual Kids Count survey finds child poverty rates rising during 25 years of data-gathering while fewer teens are giving birth or dying.

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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

Library of Congress

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.

Bush wins 2000 blurb

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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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Detroit City Council districts

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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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