November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

Top Political News

  • U.S. jobs growth reaches 261,000 as economy rebounds from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Washington Post
  • What It Means: The Indictment of Manafort and Gates. New York Times 
  • Elizabeth Warren and Donna Brazile both now agree the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged. Washington Post
  • Trump Announces Jerome Powell as New Fed Chairman. New York Times
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Lower Manhattan Terrorist Attack. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House passes wildfire reform bill. The Hill
  • Prices going up on Forest Service campgrounds, cabins and towers throughout region. The Missoulian
  • Entry Fees Could Double at Some National Parks. New York Times
  • Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change. Washington Post
  • Trump Nominee Sam Clovis Withdraws From Consideration for Agriculture Department Post. New York Times
  • Oregon scraps water rights deal for Nestle’s Cascade Locks bottling plant. Oregonian
  • Wyden and Merkley still in the dark on plan to shrink Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Oregonian
  • The Hidden World Of Oregon’s Overlooked Falls. Oregon Public Broadcasting

Indian Affairs

  • Tribes in Columbia River Gorge hit by White House decision. Associated Press
  • Native Americans, among the most harmed by the opioid epidemic, are often left out of conversation. Washington Post
  • Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Opposition. National Public Radio


  • Labor Department Moves to Get Overtime Rule Out of Courts So It Can Revise It. Wall Street Journal
  • Connected devices bring sweeping changes to the factory floor. Financial Times
  • Democrats add to ‘Better Deal’ platform with a slew of pro-labor-union ideas. Washington Post

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Republican Plan Delivers Permanent Corporate Tax Cut. New York Times
  • Tax Change on Mortgages Could Shake Up the Housing Market. New York Times
  • Republican tax bill hits wind power, solar largely unscathed. Retuers
  • House GOP Tax Bill Would End Electric-Car Tax Credits. Bloomberg
  • Trump’s Grueling Asia Trip: 5 Nations, 12 Days. New York Times


  • Transportation Dept launches drone program for package deliveries. The Hill
  • Trump admin drops Obama-era proposal to require communication technology in cars. The Hill
  • Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless. Recode


  • Railroad sues over millions of rail ties it calls defective. Associated Press
  • Travel groups urge Congress to remove cap on airport fees. The Hill
  • Shuster holds roundtable to lay foundation for next Water Resources Development Act. The Ripon Advance
  • What Public Transit Can Learn From Uber and Lyft. CityLab
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