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Gov. Dunleavy violates Alaska Constitution by not filling Palmer Superior Court seat

Jeff Landfield   March 22, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has refused to fill one of two Palmer Superior Court seats. Yesterday, he announced four judicial picks but declined to fill the second Palmer seat. The appointments were: John C. Cagle to the Palmer Superior Court Nelson Traverso to the Utqiagvik Superior Court Stephen B. Wallace to Kodiak Superior Court David…

Kelly Tshibaka accuses Rep. Zack Fields of violating her constitutional civil rights during confirmation hearing

Jeff Landfield   March 6, 2019

What was supposed to be a routine confirmation hearing in the House State Affairs Committee yesterday turned into some serious drama. Kelly Tshibaka, Governor…

Dunleavy administration throws Lynn Gattis under the bus in attempt to explain ridiculous pay disparity

Jeff Landfield   March 5, 2019

Last week I did a story on a massive pay disparity between two employees of the Dunleavy administration: Governor Dunleavy paying…

Rondy 2019 in Pictures

The Alaska Landmine   March 5, 2019

Join the Landmine for a quick look back at some of Rondy’s biggest events, including the fur auction, Open World Championship Sled Dog Races,…

Permanent Fund Corporation memo to Senators addresses questions about Gov. Dunleavy’s PFD plan

Jeff Landfield   February 27, 2019

The Alaska Landmine has obtained a memo from Craig Richards, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), and…

Governor Dunleavy paying woman nearly 2.5 times less than man for same job

Jeff Landfield   February 25, 2019

A recent records request from the Alaska Landmine to the Department of Administration has exposed a massive pay gap between two employees of the…

Major Stand for Salmon donor charged in same prostitution ring as Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Jeff Landfield   February 22, 2019

The headlines today featured multiple stories about New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, being charged in a major prostitution sting in Florida. The operation…

Dunleavy administration breached multi-million dollar contract to company who won competitive bid

Jeff Landfield   February 18, 2019

The administration of newly elected Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy (R – Alaska) has made headlines by proposing huge cuts to the State budget,…

House organizes, Bryce Edgmon re-elected Speaker in new bi-partisan Majority Coalition

Jeff Landfield   February 16, 2019

Valentine’s Day ended up being a special day for the Alaska House of Representatives. After breaking the record for the longest time without an…

Dunleavy administration tries to silence me in the most bizarre way possible

Jeff Landfield   February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, not long before Governor Michael J. Dunleavy (R – Alaska) held a press conference where he unveiled his budget, I got a…

Dan Sullivan applied for AOGCC public seat before Hollis French letter was made public

Jeff Landfield   February 13, 2019

Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, who Governor Michael J. Dunleavy recently appointed to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, listed the Alaska Oil and Gas…

Rep. Knopp gets real loose – hoodwinks most of Alaska media

Jeff Landfield   February 12, 2019

There was a collective gasp on the House floor earlier this morning when Representative Gary Knopp (R – Kenai) voted against Representative Dave Talerico…

Another Dunleavy appointee raises serious questions on vetting

Jeff Landfield   February 9, 2019

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy recently appointed Trevor Shaw to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The Commission adjudicates complaints against judges. It is composed of…

Convicted Bristol Palin stalker now working in the Capitol

Jeff Landfield   February 7, 2019

A man convicted of stalking Bristol Palin is now working in the Capitol in Juneau. Peter Paul Ferrero, who goes by Peter Paul on Facebook,…

Alaska Public Offices Commission issues decisions on multiple complaints

Jeff Landfield   February 6, 2019

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has issued multiple decisions on complaints they heard at a recent January 24 meeting. The Commission took several…

Anchorage municipal election filing deadline has come and gone

Jeff Landfield   February 1, 2019

The deadline to file for the Anchorage municipal election was today at 5 pm. There are five Assembly seats and two School Board seats…
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