April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

Top News

  • Small-Business Aid Stalls in Senate as Democrats Demand More Funds. New York Times
  • Bernie Sanders ends his second bid for the presidency. Vox
  • Joe Biden Won The Primary. Now He’s Trying To Win Over Progressive Groups. NPR
  • Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 100,000. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Worries Arise That Coronavirus-Prompted Rule Changes Go Too Far. Bloomberg Environment
  • Another Way to See the Recession: Power Usage Is Way Down. New York Times
  • Trump Says Oil Producers ‘Close To A Deal’ To Stabilize Cost. NPR
  • Global EV sales will drop 43% in 2020 due to COVID-19, lower oil prices: WoodMac. Utility Dive

Indian Affairs

  • Casino closures in Indian Country hit core tribal services. High Country News
  • Indian Country, where residents suffer disproportionately from disease, is bracing for coronavirus. Washington Post
  • Overcrowding Makes It Hard For Native Americans To Socially Distance. NPR


  • Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia faces blowback as he curtails scope of worker relief in unemployment crisis. Washington Post
  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Face Hurdles to Stimulus Bill Benefits. New York Times
  • Pandemic sparks tech workers’ interest in unions. Axios
  • Jobs Carnage Mounts: 17 Million File For Unemployment In 3 Weeks. NPR

Taxation & Trade

  • Small-Business Loans Face Delays Even as Coronavirus Program Expands. Wall Street Journal
  • Fed rolls out $2.3 trillion to backstop ‘Main Street,’ local governments. Reuters
  • IRS, Treasury launch online tool to get stimulus payments to nonfilers. Politico
  • Coronavirus: ‘Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis.’ BBC


  • Federal agencies launch $9M Civic Innovation Challenge. Smart Cities Dive
  • Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android. The Verge
  • Reporting for Coronavirus Duty: Robots That Go Where Humans Fear to Tread. Wall Street Journal
  • A guide to healthy skepticism of artificial intelligence and coronavirus. Brookings Institution

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • AASHTO asks Congress for federal emergency funds for state DOTs. Progressive Railroading
  • Transportation sends $1B in emergency assistance to Amtrak. The Hill
  • Transit Agencies’ Challenge Is to Balance Service with Safety. Route Fifty
  • As Coronavirus Quiets Streets, Some Cities Speed Road and Transit Fixes. CityLab
  • Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars. Wired

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