Republicans get loose in House Finance Committee hearing on crime

Jeff Landfield   April 23, 2019

Things got real loose in the House Finance Committee this morning during a presentation on crime. The presentation was titled “Community Perspectives on Crime”, and included invited testimony from several public safety officials. Department of Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Michael Duxbury was presenting when Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard (R – Wasilla) made a statement about Governor Michael J. Dunleavy’s (R -…

Showdown brewing between Governor and Legislature over forward funding of education

Jeff Landfield   April 10, 2019

There is a showdown brewing in the Capitol over education funding. It involves the forward funding of education that was passed last year by…

GCI laying off 87 employees in reduction of force

Jeff Landfield   April 4, 2019

In a confidential memo obtained by the Alaska Landmine, sent today to GCI employees, GCI announced they are laying off 87 employees. The memo…

Guest Post: On Alaska, weiners, and journalism

Kevin Baird   April 3, 2019

I quit my job reporting on politics at the Alaska State Capitol on March 14. Boom. Done. I told myself after I quit that…

Anchorage Municipal Election unofficial results are in – proposed Alcohol Tax appears to be defeated

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2019

The unofficial results from the second vote-by-mail election for the Municipality of Anchorage were recently posted on the city’s website. The unofficial results show…

The Price may not be right on Dunleavy Public Safety Commissioner

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2019

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy (R – Alaska) named Amanda Price his Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in December, right after he took…

Lt. Governor Meyer, three Representatives, face campaign donation fines

Jeff Landfield   April 1, 2019

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has issued Lieutenant Governor Meyer (R – Alaska) and several legislators fines for violating Alaska’s campaign disclosure laws….

Guest Post: Why I’m voting for the proposed Anchorage Alcohol Tax

Christopher Constant   March 31, 2019

My name is Christopher Constant. I represent Downtown, South Addition, Fairview, Mountain View, and Government Hill on the Anchorage Assembly. I read the argument…

Why a 107-foot long, WWII-era tugboat has been abandoned in Gastineau Channel for years

Jeff Landfield and Cale Green   March 30, 2019

If you have been to Juneau in the last year, odds are you have seen the abandoned, 107 foot long World War II era...

Guest Post: Why I’m voting against the proposed Anchorage Alcohol Tax

Darwin Biwer   March 30, 2019

My name is Darwin Biwer. I have been the owner of Darwin’s Theory since it’s beginning in 1981. I am writing about the Anchorage…

Video Story: What is the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System?

Jeff Landfield   March 30, 2019

Governor Dunleavy has proposed major cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System. Under the current funding proposal, the ferry system would see a 75%…

A new low for Suzanne Downing and the Alaska Republican Party

Jeff Landfield   March 25, 2019

We have all come to expect dishonesty and vitriol from Suzanne Downing’s Republican propaganda blog, Must Read Alaska. But something she wrote in her…

Legislative staffer sucker punches me in the face at the Viking

Jeff Landfield   March 23, 2019

Last night started out like any normal Friday night in Juneau. However, it ended with me getting sucker punched in the face by a…

Gov. Dunleavy violates Alaska Constitution by not filling Palmer Superior Court seat

Jeff Landfield   March 22, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has refused to fill one of two Palmer Superior Court seats. Yesterday, he announced four judicial…

State Human Rights Commission attacks private citizen for “Black Rifles Matter” bumper sticker

Jeff Landfield   March 15, 2019

In a now deleted Facebook post, the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights called out a private citizen on their official Facebook page for…

Gov. Dunleavy blasts lawmakers on social media as “greedy politicians” – then deletes post

Jeff Landfield   March 14, 2019

In a now deleted Facebook post and tweet, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy blasted “greedy politicians” for trying to steal Alaskans’ PFDs (It’s PFDs not…
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