What The Lever Published This Week:

Cloudy With A Chance Of Disaster
As climate change increases the likelihood of deadly landslides, cities like Juneau are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Big Auto And The Death Of Traffic Congestion Reform
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul reversed course and blocked congestion pricing at the last minute — months after taking more than $30,000 from state auto dealers.
Big Food, Big Profits, Big Lies
While blaming inflation for rising prices, the country’s biggest food and restaurant companies are raking in billions and showering shareholders with payouts.
Wall Street Is Making House Calls
Big Pharma and private equity are taking over the booming in-home care industry while pushing back against needed reforms.
America’s Biggest Tax Scam May Finally End
On Lever Time, we look at TurboTax’s decades-long campaign to prevent the government from letting taxpayers file directly with them for free.
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Male Contraception For The Win
Plus, asthma inhalers get cheaper, public utilities tap a new clean energy source, free filing may take down TurboTax, and socially conscious investing gains traction.

The Lever In The News:

  • Longreads — The anthology of outstanding nonfiction storytelling named our story “Meet The New Kingpin” one of its top five picks of the week.
  • DealBookThe New York Times’ Thursday newsletter cited our reporting on growing landslide risks and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s stunning about-face on congestion pricing.
  • The Young Turks — The online news show featured our reporting on how corporate greed is driving up food prices.
  • Rolling Stone — The magazine republished our feature on what happens when climate change threatens to bury your home.
  • Defector — The sports media outlet republished our story on how bowling has fallen into the jaws of private equity.
  • Sweep The Rack Bowling Podcast — The “bowling world's best podcast” welcomes The Lever’s Amos Barshad to discuss how Bowlero is ruining bowling. 
  • 11th Frame — Bowling’s digital daily newspaper provides interesting background on ourBowlero story.
  • Alaska Current — The nonprofit journalism collective republished our story “Cloudy With A Chance Of Disaster.”