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Donna Arduin out as Budget Director

Jeff Landfield   September 16, 2019

Donna Arduin, the controversial Director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been let go by Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska). Dunleavy’s Chief of Staff, Ben Stevens, just held a conference call with reporters to announce the decision. Stevens said it was a decision of the Governor and his leadership team. He also stated that Laura Cramer…

The Federalist Society weighs in on Governor Dunleavy’s Court System veto

Lee Baxter   September 11, 2019

Did Governor Michael J. Dunleavy (R – Alaska) violate the doctrine of separation of powers when he vetoed $334,700 from the Alaska Court System’s...

The Sunday Minefield – September 8, 2019

Jeff Landfield   September 8, 2019

I hope everyone enjoyed Labor Day weekend. For most of us, fall can’t get here soon enough. I’m writing this column from Thousand Oaks,…

Alaska woman fined for bringing goats onto glacier

Jeff Landfield and Cale Green   September 5, 2019

On September 1, an Alaska woman was fined by the National Park Service for bringing domesticated goats onto the Root Glacier. The Root Glacier…

The Alaska Stalker – September 5, 2019

Alaska Stalker   September 5, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted roundup of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape and political...

BP to retain decommissioning liability for TAPS

Jeff Landfield   September 5, 2019

A spokesperson from BP confirmed that they will retain the decommissioning liability for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) after the sale of its…

What were the original arguments for Permanent Fund Dividends?

Cliff Groh   September 4, 2019

This is the first in a series of opinion pieces on the Permanent Fund Dividend by Cliff Groh. This one sets out the original…

Dunleavy’s big promise falls short on results

Mike Dingman   September 2, 2019

Remember when candidate Mike Dunleavy promised every man, woman, and child in Alaska checks in excess of $6,000 if he was elected governor? Recently, Governor…

The Sunday Minefield – September 1, 2019

Jeff Landfield   September 1, 2019

It’s Labor Day weekend! Which means it’s finally September. This means that it will hopefully be cooling off soon. I expect many of us…

Gov. Dunleavy chooses Rep. Laddie Shaw to fill vacant Senate seat

Jeff Landfield   August 30, 2019

In a Facebook Live video this afternoon, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska) announced he has selected Representative Laddie Shaw (R - Anchorage) to...

Seward City Manager orders police to remove 74-year-old grandmother from City Hall

Jeff Landfield   August 29, 2019

Susan Lang had no reason to believe her day would include being escorted out of Seward City Hall by a police officer - but...

The Alaska Stalker – August 29, 2019

Alaska Stalker   August 29, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted roundup of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape and political...

Leaked BP internal email outlines transition options for employees

Jeff Landfield   August 28, 2019

In an internal email obtained by the Alaska Landmine, BP Alaska President Janet Weiss outlines the options for BP employees after the sale to…

The Sunday Minefield – August 25, 2019

Jeff Landfield   August 25, 2019

The record heat and fires continue around much of Alaska. Hopefully this heat will soon come to an end. Luckily, next weekend is Labor…

Republicans violate Party rules in bizarre meeting to fill vacant Senate seat

Jeff Landfield   August 24, 2019

By now you have probably heard the three names that Republicans in Districts 25 and 26 sent to Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska)…

Anchorage is at a crossroads

Bill Evans   August 24, 2019

It is increasingly trite for every political campaign to declare that the nation, state, city, school board, little league commission… etc. is at a…
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