Tomorrow the  Caucus begins in Iowa.  The race for the White House heats up. The caucuses are an event where voters from all of 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet to elect delegates to the county conventions. Of course there is the Trump affect. There is talk that Donald Trump is driving  people to the polls and registration.

US News

If you haven’t heard already, Flynt Michigan is in more trouble.

Residents have been using water filters for the last few months since dangerous lead levels were discovered. Now, it appears some of those filters haven’t been filtering enough. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said lead readings at 26 homes in the city were 10 times the federal limit– too high to be treated by filters distributed by the state. According to health officials, water lead levels at 3,900 other sites were considered safe. Despite the concerning levels at some homes, the EPA’s Mark Durno urged calm.


Sag Awards were held in Los Angeles last night.the  The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which aired live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honors are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.

Among the top winners were Idris Elba, Leonardo DiCaprio and Viola Davis. Masterpiece Theater’sThe PBS series, which was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for star Maggie Smith, beat out Game of ThronesHomelandHouse of Cards, and Mad Men to win Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.


New Evidence has shown up that donated human tissue.The study supports findings published last September suggesting that people who had been injected with human growth hormone when they were children were harboring the same seeds of Alzheimer’s disease at the time of their death several decades later. Eight patients who had undergone tissue grafts in Austria and Switzerland but who had died from another brain disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), which is now known to have been transmitted during the operation involving nerve tissue taken from human cadavers.

The test was a small isolated group. It should be interesting to see how further research turn out on this topic.


Sunday night at Aloha Stadium, 86 players will take the field for team captains Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice. The tennis world saw Angelique Kerber’s stunning upset of Serena Williams, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 in the 2016 Australian Open women’s final early Saturday morning.

Culture Moment

The Birth of a Nation,” writer-director-star Nate Parker’s stirring drama about the life of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion he led in antebellum Virginia, won the grand jury prize and the audience award for American dramatic features at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.


The Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that supports service members wounded in the line of duty, has been accused of blowing millions of dollars in donation money on spoils for its staff, according to a new two-part CBS News investigation. The New York Times also published a similar report about the charity’s spending.

The CBS investigation was inspired by Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that promotes fiscal transparency among charities. Its scrutiny of public records found Wounded Warrior Project spent 60% of its donations on veterans, the remainder of which the CBS News team set out to account for.

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