Alaska Landmine Articles

The Sunday Minefield – July 17, 2022

Jeff Landfield   July 17, 2022

After a hot and dry start to summer, we have finally got some much needed rain in Southcentral. The Anchorage Assembly passed a controversial…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The CBR: How much do we owe, how should we repay

Brad Keithley   July 15, 2022

In our column a couple of weeks ago - “An updated 10-year outlook” - we proposed routinely including a line item for repayment of...

My day at the Trump Rally in Anchorage, Alaska

Jacob Hersh   July 12, 2022

The first thing you notice about the Trump rally, as you pull into the Alaska Airlines Center, is the line. It disgorges from the…

The Sunday Minefield – July 10, 2022

Jeff Landfield   July 11, 2022

The big news this week was former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. I was there covering the event….

The time has come to end Big Tech’s rule

Senator Josh Revak   July 10, 2022

The internet has opened doors and pathways to more than we could have ever imagined just a couple of decades ago. It has become…

The Alaska Stalker – July 10, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   July 10, 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...

The challenges of education in Alaska

Charlie Pierce   July 8, 2022

In one word, the state of Education in Alaska is “pathetic.” Finger pointing, arguing and blaming everything except the structure of the current system...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Yes, Alaska does have a sufficient “tax base”

Brad Keithley   July 8, 2022

While some talk about a fiscal “surplus,” even in the current fiscal year (FY23) the Legislature has continued to divert a portion of the...

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…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: An updated 10-year outlook

Brad Keithley   July 1, 2022

Earlier this week Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska) finalized the state’s FY22 and FY23 fiscal plans by announcing his line item vetoes of...

The Sunday Minefield – June 26, 2022

Jeff Landfield   June 26, 2022

It was a wild week in Alaska politics. Al Gross‘ withdrawal from the U.S. House race, that the Landmine broke on…

The Alaska Stalker – June 25, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   June 25, 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: “Class Warfare”

Brad Keithley   June 24, 2022

Regularly when responding to our discussion about issues related to the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), some will accuse us of engaging in “class warfare.”…

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…
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