August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Top News

  • What to Know About Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice. New York Times
  • 5 Takeaways On The New Biden-Harris Presidential Ticket. NPR
  • Standoff over Covid relief could drag into September. Politico
  • Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes. Associated Press
  • The Democratic National Convention has set its speaker lineup. Vox
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Coronavirus Projected to Sap More Oil Demand Than Expected. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Eliminates Major Methane Rule, Even as Leaks Are Worsening. New York Times
  • Wind and solar energy is steadily replacing coal. The Verge
  • VP nominee Kamala Harris has a particular climate-change agenda: environmental justice. Market Watch

Indian Affairs

  • Feds to reopen 53 Native American schools despite coronavirus risk. The Hill
  • On Native American Land, Contact Tracing is Saving Lives. New York Times
  • California Teaming Up With Native American Tribes To Prevent Wildfires. NPR


  • $400 Unemployment Supplement Is Really $300, and Won’t Arrive Soon. New York Times
  • Judge rejects Uber, Lyft bids to delay California driver injunction. Reuters
  • Public Pensions Rally in Chaotic Stock Market, But Bigger Bills Still Coming for Governments. Route Fifty
  • Top NLRB Lawyer Denies Responsibility for Reorganization Plan. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • State and Local Budget Pain Looms Over Economy’s Future. New York Times
  • For Cities, Path to Financial Recovery Could Be a Long One. Route Fifty
  • The State and Local Stake in a Federal Digital-Commerce Tax. Governing
  • Fed to Lower Rates for Cities, States Seeking Short-Term Loans. Wall Street Journal


  • Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars. TechCrunch
  • Uber ridership has cratered and no one knows when it’ll come back. Wall Street Journal
  • The Life-Saving Car Technology No One Wants. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Nikola Wins Order for 2,500 Electric Garbage Trucks. Wall Street Journal
  • Start-Ups Braced for the Worst. The Worst Never Came. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Transportation Groups Keep Pressing Congress for COVID-19 Relief. Transport Topics
  • Big Airlines Are Hoarding Cash to Survive the Pandemic. The Verge
  • When Street Design Leaves Some People Behind. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Four Facts on Kamala Harris’s Transportation Record. Streetsblog

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