October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

Top News

  • White House, Congress continue pressing on economic relief package but Pelosi bristles over Trump approach. Washington Post
  • Trump’s rejection of virtual format puts future of debates in question. CNN
  • Six Takeaways From the Vice-Presidential Debate. New York Times
  • U.S. Midwest sees record one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitals strained. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • DC Circuit Unpacks Trump’s Pollution Plan Supplanting Obama Rules. Court House News Service
  • Report: The Country’s Top Cities for Clean Energy Policy. RouteFifty
  • Biden would face hurdles undoing Trump environmental rollbacks. The Hill 
  • How the Cares Act gave millions to energy companies with no strings attached. Washington Post
  • Behind the Coal Industry’s Trump-Era Lobbying War. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Alarmed by Scope of Wildfires, Officials Turn to Native Americans for Help. New York Times
  • How the EPA Is Screwing Oklahoma’s Tribes. The New Republic
  • Indigenous data sovereignty shakes up research. High Country News
  • Training center for Native American officers ready to open. MPR
  • A devastated Native American community shows the virus’s deadly toll on tribal nations. New York Times


  • U.S. Jobless Claims Show Scant Improvement at 840,000 Last Week. Bloomberg 
  • As Washington fumbled relief talks, economy’s cracks deepened in recent months. Washington Post
  • Labor Department probes Microsoft’s diversity policy. Axios
  • The Covid Economy Carves Deep Divide Between Haves and Have-Nots. Wall Street Journal 
  • The $185 million campaign to keep Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors in California. CNN

Taxation & Trade

  • PPP Money Abounded—but Some Got It Faster Than Others. Wall Street Journal
  • Why Trump lost his battle against the trade deficit. Politico
  • Biden wants to undo Trump’s tax cuts. Wall Street is backing him anyway. CNN
  • How trade is being used to enforce labour standards. The Economist
  • Here’s who would pay more under Joe Biden’s tax plan. CNBC


  • U.S. playing catch up in regulating Big Tech. Politico
  • Government internet service spanning Multnomah County would cost $1 billion, study finds. Oregonian
  • Lime unveils MaaS platform to expand micromobilty access. Smart Cities Drive
  • U.S. House’s antitrust report hints at break-up of Big Tech firms: lawmaker. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • California’s Long Game of Tug-of-War With the Auto Industry. Governing
  • Federal Government to Offer $10M to Research Covid Spread on Public Transportation. RouteFifty
  • Amtrak: Additional funds needed to avoid more service, job cuts. Progressive Railroading
  • Halted stimulus talks undercut already ailing airlines and transit systems. Washington Post
  • Inside the $1 Billion Bid to Rescue Affordable Housing. Bloomberg CityLab

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