Community Voices

What if we could vote online?

Alex Koplin   April 13, 2021

Voting legislation has drawn lots of attention these days. There is very little chance that any election/voting bills will pass this year in Juneau. The House and the Senate are leaning in opposite directions. However, Kenai Peninsula Votes (KPV) thinks this is a good thing because a pause for any voting bill might defuse some of the tension we…

Vote Bill Evans for mayor

Bill Evans
March 7, 2021

Mike Robbins is the best choice for mayor of Anchorage

Frank Dahl
March 5, 2021

Sexism should not be a political issue

Representative Sara Rasmussen
March 5, 2021

Let’s elect a mayor who can get us through crises and deliver

Bill Falsey
March 4, 2021

Vote George Martinez for mayor

George Martinez   March 3, 2021

Note: As part of our coverage of the 2021 Anchorage mayoral race, the Landmine invited the…

Vote Dave Bronson for mayor

Craig Campbell   March 2, 2021

Anchorage is in desperate need of leadership. From the rapid increase in public vagrancy, to the Assembly interjecting political interference with Anchorage Police...

Forrest Dunbar is the right choice for Anchorage’s next mayor

Deena Mitchell   March 1, 2021

Ballots for the next Municipal election will arrive in our mailboxes in just a few weeks. As voters, we face an important decision about...

Alaska’s elected officials lack the political will to solve our fiscal crisis

Anonymous   February 2, 2021

Alaska doesn’t have a fiscal crisis, we have a math problem and a lack of political will to solve it. According to the Legislative...

Plug and Chug: Driving an electric car from Vermont to Alaska during a pandemic

Tim Treuer   January 10, 2021

Back in January, the Wall Street Journal released a 26-minute video called the Electric Vehicle Road Test. It chronicles the experience of eight of...

The resilience of Alaskan music communities

Michael Chase Dickerson   December 28, 2020

2020 has been particularly difficult for Alaskan musicians. COVID-19 eliminated many gigs in an already sparse market, and many remaining gigs went virtual. Not...

Vote no on Ballot Measure 2

Co-Chairs of Defend Alaska Elections   November 2, 2020

We write because Alaskans urgently need to know the truth about Ballot Measure 2. Much has been written about the well-documented dangers of ranked...

Let’s imagine our future together, Alaska: vote yes on 2

Rachel Kallander   November 2, 2020

In the final week of this election season, Alaska has once again become ground zero for virtually untraceable campaign spending and nasty attack ads…

Why I am voting no on Ballot Measure 1

Jacob Hersh   November 2, 2020

You can’t talk Alaska without talking oil. It’s one of those ever-present inextricable truths. Wisconsin has cheese. California has Hollywood. And we have swaths...

Sprinkler requirement would hose home buyers

Eric Visser   October 27, 2020

This is long and complicated, but important. Tonight, the Anchorage Assembly will make some very big decisions that will impact land and housing development…

Vote No on 2 – Two Alaskans who don’t agree on much agree on this

Nora Morse and Brett Huber   October 26, 2020

Brett Huber and I do not see eye to eye on almost anything. He is a Republican. I am a Democrat. He ran Mike…

Vote Yes on 2 – Alaska fishing needs accountability and honesty from elected leaders

Ryan Johnson   October 26, 2020

Fishing is ingrained in the everyday lives of Alaskans, from the ancestors of our native peoples to the present. It’s a way of life...

College during COVID

Jacob Hersh   October 12, 2020

“Seldom have I ever questioned the end, Still I grow frost when I’m reminded.” -Parquet Courts, “Before the Water Gets Too High” On the best of days…

The slow death of Seawolf hockey

Mike Dingman   September 4, 2020

It was always the most exciting moment. Walking into the Sullivan Arena, lovingly referred to as the “Sully,” feeling the crisp cold…

Alaskans vote for people, not parties: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 2

Daniel Volland   August 15, 2020

Openness to new ideas, a spirit of independence, and a culture of community collaboration were part of the draw to Alaska when I left...
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