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Dispatches from Juneau: The State of the State

Jacob Hersh

January 24, 2023

I’ve been confused five or six times now for a legislative staffer, to whom I apparently bear a striking resemblance. It’s happened in various bars, in the elevator, and even by mine own boss, who called me by said…

Truck Drivin’ Man: An interview with Senator Robb Myers

Jacob Hersh

January 23, 2023

Sincerity and politics are stereotypically seen as mutually exclusive - the caricature of the lying lawmaker is well known in popular culture. There are, however, legislators that seem to break the mold. Senator Robb Myers (R - North Pole),...

Ask a Cat: Marriage, mothers-in-law, and commitment

Cat

January 23, 2023

Ask a cat is new advice column featured in the Alaska Landmine. Have a question for the Cat? Email askacat@alaskalandmine.com or click here to submit via a form (anonymous) to get the answers to any of life’s problems.

The Sunday Minefield – January 22, 2023

Jeff Landfield

January 22, 2023

The first session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature got underway in Juneau on Tuesday. All but one of Alaska’s 60 legislators were sworn in. Senator Mike Shower (R – Alaska) has been absent all week and has not provided…

How the Bush Caucus gave Republicans control of the State House

Jeff Landfield

January 22, 2023

In a shocking vote the day after the start of the legislative session, Representative Cathy Tilton (R – Wasilla) was elected Speaker of the House, returning power to Republicans after six years of bipartisan control. But instead of the...

The Alaska Stalker – January 22, 2023

The Alaska Stalker

January 22, 2023

Welcome to this edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If you enjoy the Alaska Stalker, please consider supporting working moms like me by sending in..

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