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The Alaska Stalker – November 27, 2021

The Alaska Stalker   November 27, 2021

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 hot tips, overheards, and spotted ins...

Mayor Bronson’s building manager has deep ties to family permitting business

Jeff Landfield   November 17, 2021

In late June, days before taking office, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson announced key members of his incoming administration. One of the names, Ron Thompson,...

The Sunday Minefield – November 14, 2021

Jeff Landfield   November 14, 2021

The big news this week was the absolute snow dump in Anchorage and much of Southcentral Alaska. Some parts of Anchorage got over 18…

The porn-making throuple who own and operate the Willow Trading Post

Jeff Landfield and Paxson Woelber   November 14, 2021

On a chilly fall evening, we turned off of the Parks Highway onto Willow Station Road, crossed the railroad tracks, and pulled up to...

The Alaska Stalker – November 13, 2021

The Alaska Stalker   November 13, 2021

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...

Anchorage School District removes “Gender Queer: A Memoir” from ASD libraries

Jeff Landfield   November 13, 2021

Emails obtained by the Landmine show that the Anchorage School District (ASD) has removed the book "Gender Queer: A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe from...

Medical misinformation wars

Dr. Brian Sweeney   November 12, 2021

When I started my Internal Medicine residency in 1994 there was an entire floor of AIDS patients. Pharmacology has changed that world and now…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Looking at the Alaska Legislature from another perspective

Brad Keithley   November 12, 2021

Some will recall that in an earlier column we looked at the impact of various fiscal options on Alaska families and the overall Alaska...

Senator Lisa Murkowski announces re-election bid

Jeff Landfield   November 12, 2021

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R – Alaska) officially announced her bid for re-election today. In an email from the campaign, Murkowski stated: My heart…

How the final redistricting map changes Alaska’s political landscape

Jeff Landfield, with maps by Robert Hockema   November 11, 2021

Yesterday, on a 3-2 vote the Alaska Redistricting Board adopted a final map for Alaska's new legislative districts. This process happens every ten years...

Representative Kelly Merrick files for State Senate

Jeff Landfield   November 10, 2021

Representative Kelly Merrick (R – Eagle River) filed a letter of intent today for the State Senate. In the map approved by the Redistricting…

Who should own Alaska’s natural resources

Senator Robert Myers   November 10, 2021

Since I entered the government arena last year, I have been saying that the Permanent Fund Dividend is not our only problem but that…

The Sunday Minefield – November 7, 2021

Jeff Landfield   November 7, 2021

The fourth special session ended this week with no fanfare. Legislators won’t be meeting again until January 18, when the next regular session starts….

Jamie Allard files letter of intent for state office

Jeff Landfield   November 7, 2021

Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard filed a letter of intent today with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC). In the letter, she did not…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: A realistic look at the 10-year outlook

Brad Keithley   November 5, 2021

Last Friday the Department of Revenue (DOR) released a “PRELIMINARY Fall 2021 Revenue Forecast.” While unusual, publishing an additional, “preliminary” report is not without...

APOC says individual campaign contribution limit is now $1,500 per year

Jeff Landfield   November 3, 2021

In an advisory opinion ruling request issued today, the staff at the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) ruled that the individual-to-candidate contribution limit is...
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