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A Special Video Report About Vote-by-Mail in Anchorage

Jeff Landfield   March 11, 2018

Enjoy this special report from the Alaska Landmine about why Anchorage adopted vote-by-mail and how it will work.

The Sunday Minefield – March 11, 2018

Jeff Landfield   March 11, 2018

The “90-day” legislative session is more than halfway done and it is not looking likely that they will finish on time. Again. Upside –...

AG Slams Judiciary Chairs in Email About Bail Problem

Jeff Landfield   March 9, 2018

The Alaska Landmine has obtained an email sent on March 9, 2018 by Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth to Representative Matt Claman (D – Anchorage)…

Alaska Republicans Chose Slate of Candidates for Leadership Positions

Jeff Landfield   March 9, 2018

The Alaska Republican Party is having their state convention this weekend. They are meeting at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage. Delegates came to Anchorage…

A Summary of the Anchorage Caucus Meeting

Jeff Landfield   March 8, 2018

Last Saturday (3/3/1018), the Anchorage Caucus met at Rasmuson Hall at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Anchorage Caucus is made up of all the…

MoHagani Magnetek Spits Hot Fire Against Bathroom Bill

Jeff Landfield   March 7, 2018

A meeting of the Anchorage Assembly got interesting last night (3/6/2018) during open public testimony. MoHagani Magnetek, a local transgender woman, came up to testify…

Newly Confirmed Valley Senator Mike Shower Opts Out of Majority Caucus

Jeff Landfield   March 5, 2018

Senator Mike Shower (R - Wasilla) has decided not to join the Alaska Senate Majority caucus. He posted this on his official Facebook page...

The Sunday Minefield – March 4, 2018

Jeff Landfield   March 4, 2018

This has been a busy week, more so for Anchorage than Juneau. The Anchorage mayoral race is heating up, Fur Rondy is underway, the…

The Strange History of the Upside Down Building at the Anchorage Airport

Jeff Landfield   March 2, 2018

If you have ever driven to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, you have likely noticed the upside down building that sits near Lake…

Senator Wielechowski Goes Rogue on PFD Bill

Jeff Landfield   February 28, 2018

Senator Bill Wielechowski (D – Anchorage) made a bold move today during a senate floor session. He motioned for the senate to vote to…

Anchorage Chamber Mayoral Candidate Forum – Truly Bizarre

Jeff Landfield   February 26, 2018

Today the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum for the upcoming Anchorage mayoral election. There are nine candidates declared, seven were part…

Somebody is Polling the Governor’s Race

Jeff Landfield   February 25, 2018

Yesterday I got a call from an Alaska phone number asking if I was registered to vote in Alaska and if I was interested…

The Sunday Minefield – February 25, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 25, 2018

Week six of the legislative session has been rather normal compared to the previous five weeks, but still pretty bizarre when compared to previous…

Julia O’Malley Lands a Whopper in the New York Times

Spenaardvark   February 22, 2018

On February 20, the New York Times published a bizarre article by Anchorage columnist Julia O’Malley titled “Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes...

The Sunday Minefield – February 18, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 18, 2018

Each week of the legislative session gets stranger and stranger. Week five is no exception. Between the Senate Seat E debacle and a resolution…

Republicans Send More Names to Walker for Senate Seat E Vacancy

Jeff Landfield   February 16, 2018

The Alaska Republican Party has sent four additional names to Governor Walker for consideration for Senate Seat E, the seat Mike Dunleavy recently resigned…

My Take on the Senate Seat E Debacle – FUBAR

Jeff Landfield   February 16, 2018

I doubt anyone could have predicted how crazy the Senate Seat E appointment process was going to be. A lot has happened in the…

The Sunday Minefield – February 11, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 11, 2018

I am heading to Hawaii with a buddy this week, so the column is a bit shorter than normal. It’s the perfect time to…

The Sunday Minefield – February 4, 2018

Jeff Landfield   February 4, 2018

As week three of the legislative session comes to an end, the craziness in Juneau mystifies even the most seasoned political veterans. One longtime…

Anchorage School Board President Drops Out of Race – Off to Switzerland

Jeff Landfield   February 3, 2018

In an email obtained by the Alaska Landmine, sent to the Anchorage School Board and ASD superintendent, Tam Agosti-Gisler announced she is dropping out…
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