Alaska Landmine Articles

The Sunday Minefield – July 3, 2022

Jeff Landfield   July 3, 2022

I hope everyone is enjoying the 4th of July holiday weekend! The weather around Southcentral and much of Alaska has been amazing, though very hot. I hiked out to and camped at Rabbit Lake yesterday with a buddy and had a great time. But I am pretty exhausted writing this week’s column! The big news this week is that…

The Sunday Minefield – June 19, 2022

Jeff Landfield   June 19, 2022

The Summer Solstice is Tuesday, which means the days are about to start getting shorter. Summer is never long enough in Alaska. With more…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: A June revenue update

Brad Keithley   June 17, 2022

The Department of Revenue publishes two formal revenue updates each fiscal year. The first is the detailed Fall Revenue Sources Book, published in December...

Silencing Anchorage’s youth

Andrew Duryea   June 16, 2022

The Youth Advisory Commission (YAC), composed of youth ages 14-22, represents and advocates for the youth of Anchorage in our local government. Some of…

The Sunday Minefield – June 12, 2022

Jeff Landfield   June 12, 2022

The special U.S. House primary election has come and gone. With more than 108,000 ballots counted, the current top-four are what most political observers…

The Alaska Stalker – June 11, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   June 11, 2022

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...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Putting the impact of federal income taxes on the PFD in full context

Brad Keithley   June 10, 2022

During the debate this past legislative session about the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), some argued the impact of federal income taxes...

Navigating the abortion extremes

Dr. Brian Sweeney   June 8, 2022

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. I was treated to short speeches and interaction with a number of physicians serving in Congress. After…

The Sunday Minefield – June 5, 2022

Jeff Landfield   June 5, 2022

The warm and sunny weather has been amazing! Though I’m sure the heat is getting to a lot of us. The June 1 candidate…

The Alaska Stalker – June 4, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   June 4, 2022

Welcome to this special edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: How “no taxes” has become Orwellian newspeak for shifting the tax burden to middle & lower income Alaska families

Brad Keithley   June 3, 2022

Over the past several years some legislators...

The Sunday Minefield – May 29, 2022

Jeff Landfield   May 29, 2022

I hope everyone is enjoying the awesome Memorial Day Weekend. The weather around much of the state has been incredible. Nothing beats sun and…

The Alaska Stalker – May 28, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   May 28, 2022

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...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: What’s a “reasonable” PFD

Brad Keithley   May 27, 2022

Each week we regularly receive a number of comments in response to these columns. They come in various forms. Some are posted in the...

The Sunday Minefield – May 22, 2022

Jeff Landfield   May 23, 2022

Summer has finally arrived! The legislative session ended Wednesday (5/18/2022) night with the Legislature passing a budget with only hours to spare. A narrow…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: It’s not the PFD that’s the issue

Brad Keithley   May 20, 2022

Those reading some sources of local media - or better yet, the #akleg stream on Twitter - may think that the increase in government...
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