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Candidate for Alaska GOP chair has history of obscuring truth for personal gain

The Alaska Landmine   April 15, 2024

The Alaska Republican Party (ARP) state convention is slated to be held this weekend in Anchorage. Ann Brown, who has been the chair of the ARP since...

Ask a Cat: Incoming tourists, sensitive people, and gaslighting

Cat   April 8, 2024

Feeling triggered? Seasonal ennui? Desperate to be chosen for Featured Feline? The Cat can help. Reach out anonymously here or e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com. Dear Most…

The Sunday Minefield – April 7, 2024

Jeff Landfield   April 7, 2024

We are more than two-thirds through the 121-day session limit. After more than a week of hearing budget amendments, the House Finance Committee passed…

House Health & Social Services Committee meeting goes completely off the rails

Jeff Landfield   April 5, 2024

A meeting of the House Health & Social Services Committee got extremely loose yesterday. On the agenda for the meeting was several board confirmation...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: ENSTAR’s confusing claims

Brad Keithley   April 5, 2024

At a time when the Legislature and the public urgently need clarity and transparency around Cook Inlet gas issues, we are having a difficult...

Video: Live Coverage of the 2024 Anchorage Election

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2024

Tune in to watch our live coverage and analysis of the Anchorage mayoral race, Anchorage School Board races, and a preview of the upcoming…

The Sunday Minefield – March 31, 2024

Jeff Landfield   March 31, 2024

Happy Easter! This was a short week in Juneau due to the holiday weekend. We are 75 days into the 121-day legislative session and…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Anybody but us

Brad Keithley   March 29, 2024

One of the things that has struck us most during the years we have followed Alaska’s fiscal debates – including this week’s debate over…

The filing deadline to run for the Legislature is approaching, most incumbents are seeking re-election

Jeff Landfield   March 27, 2024

The June 1 filing deadline to run for one of the 50 legislative seats up this year is just over two...

Ask a Cat: Passive aggressive co-workers, seeking revenge, and dog parks

Cat   March 25, 2024

Problems at work? Love life gone awry? Conflict with the neighbor's collie? The Cat can help. Reach out anonymously here or e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com. Dear...

The Sunday Minefield – March 24, 2024

Jeff Landfield   March 24, 2024

The big news this week was the Legislature’s failure, by one vote, to override Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R – Alaska) veto of Senate Bill…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska is leaving future generations with even less than a bare cupboard; that needs to change

Brad Keithley   March 22, 2024

As we read through it, a recent thought piece in The Economist struck us hard. The piece, entitled “Oil’s...

The Sunday Minefield – March 17, 2024

Jeff Landfield   March 17, 2024

We have reached the halfway point of the 121-day constitutional limit for the legislative session. If all goes to plan, the session should be…

Video: 2024 Anchorage Mayoral Debate

Alaska Landmine   March 16, 2024

Watch the four main Anchorage mayoral candidates square off at Landmine studios! Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson attempts a second term. Former Assembly member Suzanne…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Our first reaction to the Spring (or any) Revenue Forecast

Brad Keithley   March 15, 2024

On Wednesday, the Department of Revenue (DOR) published its Spring 2024 Revenue Forecast (Spring RF), which is considered a milestone by some in the...

Former Rep. Ralph Samuels sent impassioned letter to Sen. Scott Kawasaki regarding Parole Board bill

Allison Hovanec   March 13, 2024

Testimony during a Senate State Affairs Committee hearing last week on a bill to reform the Parole Board prompted a former legislator to write...
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