Today’s Morning Buzz brings you the latest from North Korea where another nuclear test was conducted Friday morning, we remind readers of the number of conflicts the United States is engaged in across the world, and Wells Fargo does it best to ensure people continue to distrust the U.S. banking system. 

Donald Trump recently double downed on the statement that he always opposed the war in Iraq.  It only takes a little research to show that he may be stretching the truth.  Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by some of our favorite (or least favorite) lies told by Presidents and Vice Presidents.


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What I’m Reading – Finders Keepers by Stephen King

What I’m Watching – Broncos vs Panthers

What I Want to Know from You – Are you tired of the election yet?



North Korea Claims Success in Latest Nuclear Test  North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Friday, its government said, despite threats of more sanctions from the United States and the United Nations. The latest test, according to South Korean officials, produced a more powerful explosive yield than the North’s previous detonations, indicating that the country was making progress in its efforts to build a functional nuclear warhead.

A reminder of the permanent wars: Dozens of U.S. airstrikes in six countries  While Americans savored the last moments of summer this Labor Day weekend, the U.S. military was busy overseas as warplanes conducted strikes in six countries in a flurry of attacks. The bombing runs across Asia, Africa and the Middle East spotlighted the diffuse terrorist threats that have persisted into the final days of the Obama presidency — conflicts that the next president is now certain to inherit.

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Fraudulently Opening Accounts  For years, Wells Fargo employees secretly issued credit cards without a customer’s consent. They created fake email accounts to sign up customers for online banking services. They set up sham accounts that customers learned about only after they started accumulating fees.






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Trump says U.S. generals ‘reduced to rubble,’ he’d replace some; Clinton defends email use  Leveling unusually harsh criticism against the military, Republican Donald Trump said Wednesday night that America’s generals have been “reduced to rubble” under President Barack Obama and suggested he would fire some of them if he wins the presidency in November.Trump’s comments came during a…

What are the weirdest town names in Georgia?  If the Woodbury, Ga., of “The Walking Dead” fame was a real town with real zombies, it would take the cake as the weirdest town in Georgia. But what are the state’s weirdest town names?

Lawsuit filed against FBI to make D.B. Cooper investigation file public  The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., and comes after the FBI announced in July that it had closed the case because investigators still couldn’t definitively identify the man who parachuted from a Boeing 727 flying over Washington state in 1971 and disappeared with $200,000 in cash.

Standing Rock: The bitter standoff many people have not heard about  For months, the Standing Rock Sioux have camped on the outskirts of their North Dakota reservation in an effort to stop the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they …

Detroit principal whose school won ‘Ellen’ prize gets 1 year in prison  Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.

City manager: ‘Nothing is a given’ about raises approved by council  The Cincinnati City Council on Thursday approved funding for additional raises for the city’s unionized workforce, but it’s unclear when or even if employees will receive them.

What Is Aleppo? This Is Aleppo  Earlier today, the Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson was asked by journalist Mike Barnicle “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?” Johnson  replied with his own question: “What is Aleppo?”

Fear of a Female President  Except for her gender, Hillary Clinton is a highly conventional presidential candidate. She’s been in public life for decades.

A Livestream of Jackson Hole’s Town Square Goes Viral  The latest Internet sensation: daily life in the community of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

High Quality Public Transportation Can Provide Huge Traffic Safety Benefits  Public transportation increases safety. Transit travel has a tenth of the traffic fatality rate as automobile travel, and transit-oriented communities have about a fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate as in automobile-oriented communities.

Clinton Says She ‘Can’t Blame People’ For Viewing Her As Cold Or Unemotional  “I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk,” Clinton said in a quote posted on the popular Facebook page Humans of New York.

Yosemite National Park Grows Toward West In Largest Expansion Since 1949  The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.

Across the country, complaints of water taste abound  In cities across the country, residents are complaining about a negative change in their water’s taste. Some city officials are adjusting their water treatment processes, while officials in other cities are saying the taste change is a natural occurrence in the summer.



Local Government Confidential

A way to stay in touch with your local government  Do you know what’s happening at your town hall? If not, you may want to pay more attention, and here’s why.

Village Board discusses five-year financial management plan  Members of the Cottage Grove Village Board are taking a closer look at the village’s income and expenses with the help of a proposed five-year Financial Management Plan.

Proposed water tax hike passes city council panel  The city is taking a big step toward approving a significant water tax increase as the city looks for ways to fund its pension crisis, but the mayor’s office says this proposed tax hike will still not be enough.