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Ask a Cat: Anchorage problems, neighbor chickens, and feeling adequate

Cat   June 17, 2024

Summer love gone wrong? Campsite conundrum? For the answers to all of your burning questions, e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com or send a message...

Understanding the economic impact of Alaska’s dealer-friendly legislation

Steve Pociask   June 12, 2024

In Alaska, much like the rest of the country, people rely on their cars for everything: commuting to work, grocery shopping, accessing…

The Sunday Minefield – June 9, 2024

Jeff Landfield   June 9, 2024

Summer is in full swing. Now that the June 1 filing deadline has passed and with more than two and a half months to…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: It’s the revenues, stupid

Brad Keithley   June 7, 2024

To those of a certain age, one of the most memorable pieces of past campaign strategy is the mantra developed by advisor James Carville…

Judge orders temporary removal of Benka Lake fence, reestablishing public access

Paxson Woelber   June 5, 2024

On May 31, a state judge ordered Jan and Britta Brunz to temporarily remove a fence blocking public access to Benka…

Ask a Cat: Hot boy summer, burning out, and retirement

Cat   June 3, 2024

Never fear, the Cat is here! For the answers to all of your deep (or shallow) questions, e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com or send a…

The Sunday Minefield – June 2, 2024

Jeff Landfield   June 2, 2024

The June 1 candidate filing deadline has come and gone for the ten Senate and 40 House seats that are up this November. There…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The Legislature’s FY25 “fiscal plan”: The Top 20%, non-residents & oil contribute virtually nothing

Brad Keithley   May 31, 2024

A passage in a recent story in the Mat-Su...

Switcheroo: Rep. McKay will challenge Sen. Claman, Mia Costello will run for House

Jeff Landfield   May 30, 2024

Representative Tom McKay (R - Anchorage) is withdrawing from the House District 15 race in order to challenge Senator Matt Claman (D - Anchorage).

The Sunday (Monday) Minefield – May 27, 2024

Jeff Landfield   May 27, 2024

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! Don’t forget about all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This week’s…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s Super Socialists

Brad Keithley   May 24, 2024

Some often refer to Permanent Fund Dividends (PFD) as “socialist” and those who advocate for them as “socialists.” The basis for the claim is…

Finding common ground with our mayor

Meg Zaletel   May 23, 2024

The Assembly didn’t run for mayor. Effective local government is all about finding common ground to prosper and doing our best to solve…

The Sunday Minefield – May 19, 2024

Jeff Landfield   May 19, 2024

The second session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die on Wednesday night. Well at least the Senate did. The House was another…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Oil taxes are not a silver bullet

Brad Keithley   May 17, 2024

Last week’s column focused on the fiscal condition in which this Legislature is leaving the state. Our point was that, as a result of...

Alaska House passes five bills past constitutional deadline

Jeff Landfield   May 16, 2024

Early this morning the Alaska House of Representatives passed five bills past the clear 121-day constitutional limit. The Alaska Constitution sets regular sessions at...

Pagegate: House pages and assistant sergeant-at-arms walk out on the job

Jeff Landfield   May 14, 2024

With just one day left in the legislative session, and after several days of marathon floor sessions, three House pages and the assistant sergeant-at-arms…
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