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Things get loose in the House as Republicans try controversial maneuver

Jeff Landfield   January 15, 2019

Today was the first day of the 31st Legislative session. Things started off on a positive note as newly elected members were sworn in…

I’m sorry Ms. Jackson, Republicans are for real

Jeff Landfield   January 9, 2019

With just under a week to go before the legislative session kicks off in Juneau, there is no clear Majority in the Alaska House…

The Loose Units of 2018 – Vote for who will be the winner!

Jeff Landfield   January 2, 2019

2018 was one hell of a year for Alaska politics. Between the continued chaos during the legislative session, the sheer number of new people…

Dunleavy administration fails to respond to records request in required time frame

Jeff Landfield   December 26, 2018

On December 5, 2018 I sent two separate records request to the Department of Administration. One was sent to the new Commissioner, Jonathan Quick….

Brown Jug sends letter to Mayor Berkowitz supporting proposed alcohol tax

Jeff Landfield   December 13, 2018

In a surprising move, Brown Jug’s parent company, Alcanna, sent a letter to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz supporting the proposed alcohol tax. Anchorage Assembly members…

Eagle River Republicans get loose – break their own rules to replace Saddler

Jeff Landfield   December 10, 2018

By now you have probably heard about the loose situation in Eagle River. Last week, Governor Mike Dunleavy appointed newly elected Republican Representative Nancy…

Dunleavy administration removed Walker’s proposed 2020 budget documents – here they are

Jeff Landfield   December 6, 2018

The Dunleavy administration has removed all of the proposed FY 2020 budget documents that the former Walker administration proposed. The Office of Management and…

Anchorage earthquake memes “fly off the shelves”

Landmine Staff   December 1, 2018

Before the snow and dust had settled, rattled Anchorageites jumped online to share their earthquake experiences in dramatic stories, photos, and of course, dank…

Anchorage Earthquake Aftermath (Special Video Report)

Jeff Landfield   November 30, 2018

Today, Alaska experienced a major 7.0 earthquake at around 8:30 am. We went around Anchorage to assess and document some of the aftermath of…

Live Updates: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage

Landmine Staff   November 30, 2018

Final update, 3:14pm Map from the Alaska Earthquake Center, showing great disparities in the amount of shaking felt throughout Anchorage.

Appliers Beware: Dunleavy website uses private company with questionable privacy policy

Jeff Landfield   November 20, 2018

Ever heard of ClearCompany? Me either. This is the company that the Dunleavy administration’s transition website is using to manage the data of people who…

Playing Politics with Prosecutors

Jeff Landfield   November 18, 2018

On Friday, all exempt (EX) and partially exempt (PX) state employees (employees not in a union) received an email from Tuckerman Babcock requesting their…

Republicans form Majority in the State Senate

Jeff Landfield   November 18, 2018

Republicans in the State Senate have organized a majority. In a press release, they announced their majority will consist of all 13 senate Republicans….

Who’s Mike Dunleavy’s posse going to be in new government

Jeff Landfield   November 9, 2018

Mike Dunleavy had a decisive victory on Tuesday. He will start serving as Alaska’s next governor on December 3. Yesterday, he announced his transition…

2018 Alaska General Election Central Pictures

Jeff Landfield   November 8, 2018

Miss us at the 2018 Alaska General Election Central? Relive the good, the bad, and the loose with our roundup of candidate and panel…

Landmine Staff Election Predictions

Landmine Staff   November 6, 2018

Today is the 2018 Alaska general election. Landmine staff went through all of the races in the state. Here are our thoughts and predictions. After…

Guest Post: Ballot Measure 1 will hurt coastal Alaska, renewables, and fisheries

Mead Treadwell   November 5, 2018

Can you name one person in Alaska who actually opposes having healthy salmon populations? I certainly cannot. Ballot Measure 1, better known as the…

District A Video Profile – General Election

Jeff Landfield   November 3, 2018

Before the primary, the Alaska Landmine profiled two House races in Anchorage. To continue our election coverage, we headed to Fairbanks (because Alaska is…

Guest Post: Bill Walker was the Governor we Needed

MKC   October 23, 2018

Whether or not you like Governor Bill Walker, he is a role model for both those who agree and disagree with his decisions. Let…

Matt Hickman Doubles Down on Dumb

Jeff Landfield   October 22, 2018

It’s sad that the Anchorage Press has become such a rag. They used to provide good alternative content. Now, they think they are a…
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