November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

Top Political News

  • Trump Chooses Alex Azar for Heath and Human Services Secretary. New York Times
  • Justice Dept. to Weigh Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation. New York Times
  • National Republican move against Roy Moore grows – but key Alabama Republicans are not joining in. Washington Post
  • Leading Senate Democrats call for ethics investigation into Al Franken. Washington Post
  • GOP eager for Trump shake-up at consumer bureau. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Senate advances nominees, readies Interior-EPA bill. E&E
  • $300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes. New York Times
  • Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity. Washington Post
  • Kate Brown at UN climate meeting: Oregon ‘can be a leader in the country and around the world.’ Portland Business Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Tribes call for proceeding with Willamette cleanup to benefit all: Guest opinion. Oregonian
  • Former Chemawa Staff Say Concerns Were Met With Retaliation, Bullying. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Trump appointee to Bureau of Indian Affairs resigns after Interior’s IG slams the loan program he oversaw. Washington Post
  • How the Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans. National Public Radio
  • Yakima Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills. Oregon Public Broadcasting


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • House Passes Tax Bill, as Does Senate Panel. New York Times
  • House tax plan faces bipartisan backlash over repeal of development incentives. Washington Post
  • Five takeaways from Trump’s trip to Asia. The Hill


  • Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear. New York Times
  • Tesla’s latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single charge. Washington Post
  • Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow. Rolling Stone
  • Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence. Wired


  • Senate confirms Lyft manager for No. 3 post at the Transportation Dept. The Hill
  • GOP lawmaker: White House, Congress have begun crafting infrastructure bill. The Hill
  • GE to sell or spin off its transportation business. Progressive Railroading
  • Container service returning to Port of Portland’s abandoned Terminal 6. Portland Business Journal
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