No, everyday things become major issues in a lot of cases if you break it down. Like for instance an argument can lead to the end of a relationship or drinking a soda a day can lead to medical issues. Everything has a root source and the things you face everyday tend to lead to bigger problems if you don't face them.
In terms of news, it also works that way. Like with the Penn State scandal. It started off with one accuser and now it's at nine or so. So I think if you follow something from the beginning it can be a goldmine as a writer.