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SB 115 is the right way to fix healthcare access in Alaska

Christopher Dietrich   May 10, 2024

As a dedicated member of the PA community and a medical practitioner deeply invested in Alaskan healthcare, I strongly support Senate Bill 115, which...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Where are we headed?

Brad Keithley   May 10, 2024

As we approach the end of the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget cycle - and the start of the 2024 election cycle - we...

Door ajar: Permanent Fund board left its executive session on topic of leaks open to the public

Jeff Landfield   May 9, 2024

Yesterday, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) Board of Trustees held an emergency special meeting to discuss the leak of emails to the Alaska...

Derivative columnist in movie theater: A Review of Luca Guadagnino’s “Challengers”

Jacob Hersh   May 7, 2024

Tennis is life is sex is death is tennis. It all comes back around in the end. This is the central thesis of Luca...

SB 115 is the wrong way to fix healthcare access in Alaska

Thomas Quimby   May 6, 2024

Healthcare today is more complex and complicated than ever before. Rapidly evolving science and technology mean that we have more options than ever for...

Ask a Cat: Dog poop, unwanted guests, and squirrels

Cat   May 6, 2024

Looking for advice? Need to share your feelings with an unsympathetic feline? Reach out anonymously here or e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com. Dear Cat, As the snow has...

The Sunday Minefield – May 5, 2024

Jeff Landfield   May 5, 2024

Just ten days remain until the constitutional session limit. Developments this week indicate they will definitely be going all the way until the end,…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The myth that will not die

Brad Keithley   May 3, 2024

A recent exchange helped us realize that an early myth used to argue for cuts in the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)…

U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to allow local governments to enforce anti-camping laws on public property

Lee Baxter   April 30, 2024

On April 22, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument on the much-anticipated City of Grants...

The Sunday Minefield – April 28, 2024

Jeff Landfield   April 28, 2024

The annual legislative skits was held last night in Juneau at Centennial Hall. And they did not disappoint! Just over two weeks remain until…

Permanent Fund board member set up meetings between money managers and her billionaire father, records show

Jeff Landfield   April 27, 2024

Multiple emails obtained by the Landmine show that Ellie Rubenstein, vice-chair of the Permanent Fund...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s existing personal income tax (“reduction in income”) rates

Brad Keithley   April 26, 2024

On Thursday of this week, Legislative Finance presented a “Fiscal Update” to the Senate Finance...

Ask a Cat: Retail problems, dating problems, and problematic politicians

Cat   April 22, 2024

Question for the Cat? Know a kitty that deserves to be a Featured Feline? Reach out anonymously here or e-mail askacat@alaskalandmine.com. Dear Cat, I work at...

The Sunday Minefield – April 21, 2024

Jeff Landfield   April 21, 2024

We are almost to day 100 of session, meaning just over three weeks remains until the constitutional session limit of 121 days. There is…

What kind of American are you?: A review of Alex Garland’s film “Civil War”

Jacob Hersh   April 19, 2024

For a movie released during an election year about secessionist forces marching on Washington D.C. to dethrone a fascist 3rd-term president, “Civil War” is...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Why we oppose the Cook Inlet gas subsidy bills

Brad Keithley   April 19, 2024

Over the last few weeks, we have written several columns discussing current Cook Inlet gas issues on these pages. We have taken a consistent...

Shell, DNR commissioner face attacks in explosive House Resources Committee hearing

Jeff Landfield   April 17, 2024

A House Resources Committee hearing on Monday got explosive when two representatives from the independent oil company Narwhal gave a...

Candidate for Alaska GOP chair has history of obscuring truth for personal gain

The Alaska Landmine   April 15, 2024

The Alaska Republican Party (ARP) state convention is slated to be held this weekend in Anchorage. Ann Brown, who has been the chair of...

The Sunday Minefield – April 14, 2024

Jeff Landfield   April 14, 2024

Today is day 90 of the legislative session! Folk Fest was held this week in Juneau. In addition to some really good music the…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Impact of LNG imports on the Cook Inlet gas market

Brad Keithley   April 12, 2024

One issue some raise when discussing using LNG imports to supplement traditional Cook Inlet supplies is their potential impact on utility gas costs. Indeed...
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