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What Natasha did

Jeff Landfield   March 26, 2020

If you read the news you are probably aware that on Monday the State Senate voted to give Alaskans an extra $1,000 stimulus dividend. This would be in addition to the $1,000 dividend the legislature has already included in the operating budget, which is payable this October. Unless you follow the intricacies of the legislature you are probably unaware…

State officials say ‘stay home.’ Our landlord wants us to leave

Mollie Barnes
March 25, 2020

The Sunday Minefield – March 22, 2020

Jeff Landfield
March 22, 2020

An Alaskan trapped in Peru

Tim Weise
March 21, 2020

The budget SNAFU in Juneau

Jeff Landfield
March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads in Alaska, symptomatic people struggle to be tested

Mollie Barnes   March 19, 2020

“We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO),...

Gov. mandates closure of bars, restaurants to dine-in service, COVID-19 case total rises to 6

Jeff Landfield and Mollie Barnes   March 17, 2020

During a press conference today Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, announced that...

Ketchikan confirms positive case of COVID-19, bringing state case total to 4

Mollie Barnes   March 17, 2020

The City of Ketchikan has announced that a person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The individual has a history of travel to the…

Capitol update, first full day of public ban

Jeff Landfield   March 16, 2020

The Capitol was eerily empty today as there were no members of the public in the building. The galleries in the House and Senate…

The Sunday Minefield – March 15, 2020

Jeff Landfield   March 15, 2020

COVID-19 has consumed Alaska, like most of the world. Schools are closed, the Capitol has been closed to the Public, and all kinds of…

Municipality of Anchorage to use Ben Boeke Ice Rink as homeless shelter

Jeff Landfield   March 14, 2020

An email obtained by the Alaska Landmine revealed that the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) has decided to convert the Ben Boeke Ice Arena into...

Alaska K-12 public schools to close for 2 weeks to prevent virus spread

Mollie Barnes   March 13, 2020

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Friday evening that Alaska K-12 public schools will close to students for two weeks from March 16-March 30 to prevent...

The Alaska Stalker – March 12, 2020

The Alaska Stalker   March 12, 2020

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

Senate confirmation hearing for Public Defender gets loose

Jeff Landfield   March 11, 2020

A confirmation hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee got real weird. Samantha Cherot, who was appointed as Alaska's lead Public Defender last year...

Sarah Palin unmasked on The Masked Singer, sings Baby Got Back on Live TV

Allison Hovanec   March 11, 2020

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was unmasked tonight on the hit TV show The Masked Singer. Palin was known as the Bear. Palin sang...

Seattle cancels first two cruise ships of the season

Mollie Barnes   March 11, 2020

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Seattle Port Authority announced Wednesday they would…

Juneau city officials discuss emergency action plans for COVID-19

Mollie Barnes   March 10, 2020

As COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, spreads throughout the world and Lower 48, there have been no confirmed cases in Alaska yet, but the state...

Travel restrictions placed on Alaska Legislature and State employees

Jeff Landfield   March 9, 2020

Emails obtained by the Alaska Landmine from the offices of Senate President Cathy Giessel (R - Anchorage) and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I -...

The Sunday Minefield – March 8, 2020

Jeff Landfield   March 8, 2020

Happy International Women’s Day to all the ladies out there! We are more than halfway through the “90-day” legislative session. The big topic now…

Open for business? Mariculture industry claims Dunleavy’s budget would ‘decimate’ shellfish farming

Mollie Barnes   March 5, 2020

One of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s main missions maintains that ‘Alaska is open for business.’ “As Governor, I want to assure companies that Alaska ...
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