Sunday Minefields

The Sunday Minefield – March 11, 2018

Jeff Landfield   March 11, 2018

The “90-day” legislative session is more than halfway done and it is not looking likely that they will finish on time. Again. Upside –...

The Sunday Minefield – March 4, 2018

Jeff Landfield   March 4, 2018

This has been a busy week, more so for Anchorage than Juneau. The Anchorage mayoral race is heating up, Fur Rondy is underway, the…

The Sunday Minefield – February 25, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 25, 2018

Week six of the legislative session has been rather normal compared to the previous five weeks, but still pretty bizarre when compared to previous…

The Sunday Minefield – February 18, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 18, 2018

Each week of the legislative session gets stranger and stranger. Week five is no exception. Between the Senate Seat E debacle and a resolution…

The Sunday Minefield – February 11, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 11, 2018

I am heading to Hawaii with a buddy this week, so the column is a bit shorter than normal. It’s the perfect time to…

The Sunday Minefield – February 4, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 4, 2018

As week three of the legislative session comes to an end, the craziness in Juneau mystifies even the most seasoned political veterans. One longtime…

The Sunday Minefield – January 28, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 28, 2018

It’s only week two of the legislatiive session in Juneau and it already feels like week 22. This week saw a flurry of activity...

The Sunday Minefield – January 21, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 21, 2018

Well the 2018 legislative session is finally underway in Juneau and the characters have continued to provide the kind of content Landmine readers dreams…

The Sunday Minefield – January 14, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 14, 2018

This is the 13th edition of the Sunday Minefield. When it began, my concern was having enough content every week, but it quickly became…

The Sunday Minefield – January 7, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 7, 2018

Happy 2018 to all the loyal Landmine readers. This is the first Sunday Minefield of 2018 and, as usual, there is no shortage of…

The Sunday Minefield – December 31, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 31, 2017

Happy New Year to all my readers and welcome to the final Sunday Minefield of 2017! This week’s column is shorter than normal because…

The Sunday Minefield – December 24, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 24, 2017

Thanks to everyone who has been following and contributing to The Alaska Landmine. It has been an awesome first few months. I look forward…

The Sunday Minefield – December 17, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 17, 2017

As Christmas and the new year approaches, politics is not slowing down. Just the opposite, this week saw a multitude of holiday parties and…

The Sunday Minefield – December 10, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 10, 2017

Now that the 4th special session has ended, legislators can fundraise again, and, boy, did they get straight to it. This week saw a…

The Sunday Minefield – December 3, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 3, 2017

Despite the end of the 4th legislative special session, it’s been a busy week in Alaska politics. The most exciting news by far was…

The Sunday Minefield – November 26, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 26, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday weekend is at its end, I hope you enjoy this week’s Sunday Minefield. The…

The Sunday Minefield – November 19, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 19, 2017

Well, it has been a very busy week in Anchorage. When I started the Sunday Minefield (way back in October) my biggest concern was…

The Sunday Minefield – November 12, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 12, 2017

The Alaska Senate voted 11-9 on Friday to concur with the Alaska House’s changes to Senate Bill (SB) 54, the crime reform bill. Word…

The Sunday Minefield – November 5, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 5, 2017

As the AK State Legislature’s 4th special session of the year drags on, crime continues to dominate the agenda in the House. The crime…

The Sunday Minefield – October 29, 2017

Jeff Landfield   October 30, 2017

The Alaska Legislature started their 4th special session on Monday. It has been dominated by crime. As usual, the characters in this tragic comedy…
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