February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Top Political News

  • Shutdown averted: President Trump has signed a sweeping spending bill hours before funding expired for parts of the government. Washington Post
  • Trump Declares Emergency, Plans to Allot Billions in Additional Wall Funds. Wall Street Journal
  • Mark Kelly to Run for Senate in Arizona. New York Times
  • FEMA chief William ‘Brock’ Long, who faced hurricanes, wildfires and an internal investigation, quits. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. Washington Post 
  • Wall Street Is More Than Willing to Fund the Green New Deal. Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Heading south: Warming to change how US cities feel in 2080. Associated Press
  • Critics say EPA action plan on toxic ‘forever chemicals’ falls short. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Keel: State of Native nations ‘strong,’ but feds need to do their part. Cronkite News
  • Indian Country on the warming ‘front lines’. E&E News
  • Officials testify on climate change’s outsized effect on Indian Country. Cronkite News
  • Southeast Alaska tribe takes initial steps to create their own tribal court. KTOO
  • Tribal members add extortion claim to highway shutdown suit. E&E News
  • HHS to Review Indian Health Service After Revelations on Pedophile Doctor. Wall Street Journal


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • New Nafta Is Threatened by Partisan Split Over Enforcement. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump to get U.S. Commerce Department recommendation on auto tariffs. Reuters
  • Smaller Tax Refunds Surprise Those Expecting More Relief. New York Times
  • World’s Tax Collectors Look to Divvy Up Tech Giants’ Billions. Wall Street Journal


  • Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City. New York Times
  • Federal Framework on Autonomous Vehicles Policy Essential, UPS Executive Says. Transport Topics
  • Managing the Risks Inherent to Smart Cities. Route Fifty
  • Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don’t Blame Uber. Wired


  • Feds requiring regional response teams to oil train wrecks. Associated Press
  • Republican Senator Says Infrastructure Proponents Need to Be Realistic. Route Fifty
  • How Bad Is America’s Infrastructure Crisis? Maybe Not As Bad As It Seems. Governing
  • Gavin Newsom’s High-Speed Gift to Republicans. Politico
  • You Can’t Design Bike-Friendly Cities Without Considering Race and Class. CityLab
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