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Dunleavy IE Announces $560,000 in Donations in First Week

Jeff Landfield   January 31, 2018

The independent expenditure (IE), Dunleavy for Alaska, announced today in a press release they have raised $560,000 from 4 donors. They are: Bob Penney,…

“BDSM FREE ZONE” Sticker Posted on Representative Rauscher’s Door

Jeff Landfield   January 28, 2018

Just when you thought things could not get any stranger in Juneau, a “BDSM FREE ZONE” sticker was placed on Representative George Rausher’s (R…

The Sunday Minefield – January 28, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 28, 2018

It’s only week two of the legislatiive session in Juneau and it already feels like week 22. This week saw a flurry of activity...

Governor Walker Appoints John Lincoln to Vacant House District 40 Seat

Jeff Landfield   January 24, 2018

Governor Bill Walker just appointed John Lincoln to the vacant House District 40 seat, according to a press release from Press Secretary Austin Baird….

Somebody is Polling the Anchorage Mayoral Race

Jeff Landfield   January 24, 2018

I received a phone call on my cell phone a few days ago from an Anchorage number. It was from a woman at a…

Independent Expenditure, Dunleavy for Alaska, Launched Today

Jeff Landfield   January 23, 2018

A new independent expenditure (IE), Dunleavy for Alaska, was registered today with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. It was filed by Cheryl Frasca. Former…

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Kodiak, Tsunami Warning Issued

Jeff Landfield   January 23, 2018

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit at 12:32 AM Alaska Standard Time 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, according to multiple news outlets. A…

A Drunken Mayor, Blackmail, Kivalina and District 40

Jeff Landfield and Nick Coltman   January 22, 2018

On Wednesday (1/19/2018) I received a tip that was hard to believe. It involved Eugene Smith and Sandra Shroyer-Beaver, two of the three people…

The Sunday Minefield – January 21, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 21, 2018

Well the 2018 legislative session is finally underway in Juneau and the characters have continued to provide the kind of content Landmine readers dreams…

Republicans Choose Three Names for Gov. Walker to Fill Dunleavy Seat

Jeff Landfield   January 16, 2018

The Republicans of Districts 9 and 10 met at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla last night to choose three names to send to…

The Sunday Minefield – January 14, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 14, 2018

This is the 13th edition of the Sunday Minefield. When it began, my concern was having enough content every week, but it quickly became…

Anchorage Women’s March Railroads Dave Stieren Show

Jeff Landfield   January 13, 2018

The organizers of the Anchorage Women’s March, set to take place on January 20, 2018, reached out the the Dave Stieren show this week…

Governor Walker Meeting With Top Global Oil Executives

Jeff Landfield   January 11, 2018

The Alaska Landmine has learned that Governor Bill Walker has been meeting with the global heads of ConocoPhillips, BP, Hilcorp, and a meeting with…

Tammie Wilson Speaks About History of Legislative Inaction on Harassment

Jeff Landfield   January 9, 2018

Last week, Representative Tammie Wilson (R – North Pole) sent out a press release questioning the new mandatory sexual harassment training and also called…

The Sunday Minefield – January 7, 2018

Jeff Landfield   January 7, 2018

Happy 2018 to all the loyal Landmine readers. This is the first Sunday Minefield of 2018 and, as usual, there is no shortage of…

Mike Dunleavy To Resign From State Senate

Jeff Landfield   January 7, 2018

Senator Mike Dunleavy (R – Wasilla) announced last night that he will resign from the State Senate to focus on his race for governor….

New Poll On Governor’s Race Reveals Interesting Data

Jeff Landfield   January 3, 2018

Oregon-based polling firm Patinkin Research Strategies recently completed a poll on the Alaska governor’s race. The confidential results were obtained by the Alaska Landmine…

The Sunday Minefield – December 31, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 31, 2017

Happy New Year to all my readers and welcome to the final Sunday Minefield of 2017! This week’s column is shorter than normal because…

New Bail Rules Under SB91 to Start January 1 – Happy New Year

Jeff Landfield   December 30, 2017

Just when you thought the unpopular crime reform bill Senate Bill 91 (SB91) could not get any more unpopular, a new bail provision is…

The Sunday Minefield – December 24, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 24, 2017

Thanks to everyone who has been following and contributing to The Alaska Landmine. It has been an awesome first few months. I look forward…
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