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Legislators get voice mails calling them the N-word and other vulgar slurs

Jeff Landfield   May 12, 2019

There has been a lot of talk around the Capitol lately about the sheer number of emails and voicemails many legislators have been receiving about Governor Michael J. Dunleavy’s (R – Alaska) agenda. I heard about some particularly nasty ones that Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I – Dillingham) and Representative Zack Fields (D – Anchorage) had received. I inquired about…

Video tour of Alaska’s Capitol in Juneau

Jeff Landfield   April 26, 2019

Ever wonder how the Capitol in Juneau functions? Check out this awesome video tour of the Alaska Capitol! This video was produced in collaboration…

Republicans get loose in House Finance Committee hearing on crime

Jeff Landfield   April 23, 2019

Things got real loose in the House Finance Committee this morning during a presentation on crime. The presentation was titled “Community Perspectives on Crime”,…

Who knew Mike Porcaro is such a snowflake

Jeff Landfield   April 19, 2019

Yesterday began like any normal day for me in Juneau. However, it ended very strangely. I was following some committee hearings and had just…

ACLU seeks default judgment against Gov. Dunleavy, Tuckerman Babcock in wrongful termination suits

Jeff Landfield and Lee Baxter   April 19, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alaska has filed motions for default judgment in two lawsuits they brought against Governor Michael J. Dunleavy…

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! – Suzanne Downing’s former target now her star witness for Amanda Price

Jeff Landfield   April 13, 2019

Things are getting very loose with the Amanda Price confirmation process. Price was named Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in December…

Alyeska Slush Cup 2019

The Alaska Landmine   April 13, 2019

They came, they skied, and they wiped out–hard. Join the Alaska Landmine for a multimedia review of the best of Alyeska Spring Carnival Slush…

Showdown brewing between Governor and Legislature over forward funding of education

Jeff Landfield   April 10, 2019

There is a showdown brewing in the Capitol over education funding. It involves the forward funding of education that was passed last year by…

GCI laying off 87 employees in reduction of force

Jeff Landfield   April 4, 2019

In a confidential memo obtained by the Alaska Landmine, sent today to GCI employees, GCI announced they are laying off 87 employees. The memo…

Guest Post: On Alaska, weiners, and journalism

Kevin Baird   April 3, 2019

I quit my job reporting on politics at the Alaska State Capitol on March 14. Boom. Done. I told myself after I quit that…

Anchorage Municipal Election unofficial results are in – proposed Alcohol Tax appears to be defeated

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2019

The unofficial results from the second vote-by-mail election for the Municipality of Anchorage were recently posted on the city’s website. The unofficial results show…

The Price may not be right on Dunleavy Public Safety Commissioner

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2019

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy (R – Alaska) named Amanda Price his Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in December, right after he took…

Lt. Governor Meyer, three Representatives, face campaign donation fines

Jeff Landfield   April 1, 2019

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has issued Lieutenant Governor Meyer (R – Alaska) and several legislators fines for violating Alaska’s campaign disclosure laws….

Guest Post: Why I’m voting for the proposed Anchorage Alcohol Tax

Christopher Constant   March 31, 2019

My name is Christopher Constant. I represent Downtown, South Addition, Fairview, Mountain View, and Government Hill on the Anchorage Assembly. I read the argument…

Why a 107-foot long, WWII-era tugboat has been abandoned in Gastineau Channel for years

Jeff Landfield and Cale Green   March 30, 2019

If you have been to Juneau in the last year, odds are you have seen the abandoned, 107 foot long World War II era...

Guest Post: Why I’m voting against the proposed Anchorage Alcohol Tax

Darwin Biwer   March 30, 2019

My name is Darwin Biwer. I have been the owner of Darwin’s Theory since it’s beginning in 1981. I am writing about the Anchorage…
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