October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

Top News

  • Lawmakers hope election releases pressure on stimulus talks. The Hill
  • Final NPR Electoral Map: Biden Has The Edge, But Trump Retains Narrow Path. NPR
  • Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett sworn in and greeted with a request to recuse herself in an election case. CNN
  • U.S. records more than 90,000 Covid-19 cases in one day for the first time. NBC 
  • What’s at Stake for Local Governments in the Presidential Election. RouteFifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction. New York Times
  • Green stimulus could create $280B in economic benefits: C40. Smart Cities Dive
  • Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity’. CNBC
  • The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Meet Allie Young, the 30-year-old activist leading trail rides through Navajo Nation to get out the vote. CNBC
  • Voting by mail isn’t so easy on Native American reservations. AP
  • Why Native Americans Don’t Share the Government’s Optimism About the Census. U.S. News & World Report
  • NW tribal leaders react to Trump, Biden plans for Native American communities. Spokesman Review


  • US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected to 751,000 as labor-market recovery continues. Business Insider
  • Economy’s Big Rebound Leaves a Shortfall as Progress Slows. New York Times
  • Unions discussing general strike if Trump refuses to accept Biden victory. The Guardian
  • National labor board invites public to weigh in on whether to ban Scabby, the giant inflatable protest rat. Chicago Tribune

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. tells WTO meeting it does not back Nigerian candidate as WTO chief. Reuters
  • Here’s what you should know about Trump, Biden and your taxes. CNBC
  • From Beijing to Brussels, Trump’s trade wars at a glance. AP
  • A Biden Win Could Renew a Democratic Split on Trade. New York Times
  • China Trade War Didn’t Boost U.S. Manufacturing Might. Wall Street Journal


  • Inside Uber and DoorDash’s Push to Win the Most Expensive Ballot Race in California History. Wall Street Journal
  • 10 statewide ballot measures to watch on Election Day 2020. Smart Cities Dive
  • NOAA Partners with Google to Boost Weather Forecasts with AI. RouteFifty
  • How the Google Case Could Play Out as Epic Court Battle Begins. Bloomberg
  • For tech CEOs, Capitol Hill is now mandatory. Axios

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • What’s better in the pandemic: Public transportation or ride share?. Washington Post
  • Slow Streets Were a Success. Should Cities Keep Them? Governing
  • Can the Bike Boom Keep Going? Bloomberg CityLab
  • The gas tax was already broken. The pandemic could end it. Smart Cities Dive
  • Lawmakers say infrastructure efforts are falling victim to deepening partisan divide. The Hill

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