July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022

Top News

  • Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Shot Dead. CNN
  • What the Revival of ‘Build Back Better’ Could Mean for State and Local Funding. Route Fifty
  • How cities can incentivize development of more housing for people experiencing homelessness. Smart Cities Dive
  • Facing pressure, Biden to sign order on abortion access. Associated Press
  • Lawyers feel heat as legal net tightens on Trump plot to overturn election. The Guardian
  • The nation’s cartoonists on this week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden’s offshore drilling plan stokes ire of climate activists, energy industry. Washington Times
  • With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad. New York Times
  • Switching to efficient electric heat pumps and appliances could save Oregon $1.1B through 2050, study finds. Smart Cities Dive
  • Hope dims that U.S. can meet 2030 climate goals. E&E
  • New interior offshore drilling plan draws mixed reviews. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • Is a Uranium mill in Utah making tribal members sick? They’ll find out in 2025. NPR
  • At the Met, Protest and Poetry About Water. New York Times
  • Supreme Court will hear Indian Child Welfare Act Cases this Fall – What that means for Indian Country. Native News Online
  • First climate agreement to center Indigenous voices gains international support. Indian Country Today
  • How Native American boarding school survivors can share their stories with US officials. The Oklahoman


  • Will Apple see a wave of unionization like Starbucks? ABC News
  • Are U.S. Labor Unions Making a Comeback? Gallup
  • Breakdown in national rail labor negotiations could threaten Amtrak service. Smart Cities Dive
  • US adds 372,000 jobs as labor market stays robust. Axios
  • Amazon Hub in Newark Is Canceled After Unions and Local Groups Object. New York Times

Taxation & Trade

  • Biden prepares action to reshape Trump’s tariffs on China. Politico
  • Dems propose raising taxes on high earners to extend Medicare solvency. CBS News
  • Experts urge quick action to comply with ocean shipping reform law. American Shipper
  • U.S. to lift tariffs on Canadian solar products. Reuters
  • US Trade Gap in Goods, Services Narrows to Smallest This Year. Bloomberg


  • Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Twitter is Reportedly in Jeopardy. CNET
  • Amazon’s “Safe” New Robot Won’t Fix Its Worker Injury Problem. Wired
  • Computer Chips That Imitate the Brain. SciTechDaily
  • U.S. mulls fresh bid to restrict chipmaking tools for China’s SMIC. Reuters
  • Push to rein in social media sweeps the states. Politico

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Biden administration to give airports $1 billion for terminals and upgrades. NBC News
  • The Biden Administration Wants States to Set Targets for Vehicle Pollution Cuts. Route Fifty
  • Even With Record-High Gas Prices, Transit’s Recovery Has Stalled. Government Technology
  • House Readies Consideration of FY23 Transportation Bill. Transport Topics
  • Why driving big rig trucks is a job fewer Americans dream about doing. CNBC

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