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Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Our first reaction to the Spring (or any) Revenue Forecast

Brad Keithley   March 15, 2024

On Wednesday, the Department of Revenue (DOR) published its Spring 2024 Revenue Forecast (Spring RF), which is considered a milestone by some in the...

Former Rep. Ralph Samuels sent impassioned letter to Sen. Scott Kawasaki regarding Parole Board bill

Allison Hovanec   March 13, 2024

Testimony during a Senate State Affairs Committee hearing last week on a bill to reform the Parole Board prompted a former legislator to write...

House Judiciary Committee approved amendment that empowers citizens to present to grand juries

Jeff Landfield   March 11, 2024

During a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee last Monday, the committee adopted an amendment that allows citizens to directly present to grand juries.

Photos: Frustration in the air at Anchorage Legislative Town Hall

Paxson Woelber   March 11, 2024

On Saturday, March 9, Anchorage residents packed UAA’s Cuddy Hall for a Legislative Town Hall. After a brief introduction, the microphone was passed from…

Ask a Cat: Wedding invitations, mustaches, and cat toys

Cat   March 11, 2024

Ever feel like your problems could only be solved by a deeply wise house cat? Have an Ask a Cat sticker shaped hole in...

The Sunday Minefield – March 10, 2024

Jeff Landfield   March 10, 2024

We are approaching the halfway mark of the constitutional 120-day legislative session. The March 14 deadline for Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) to…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Where this Legislature is leading Alaska

Brad Keithley   March 8, 2024

Following the release late last year of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) proposed Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget, we published two columns looking...

Dimond High School emails parents, locks down social media after Libs of TikTok uncovers teacher’s OnlyFans

Alaska Landmine   March 7, 2024

Sandwiched between videos of students from an Oklahoma school holding feet licking and armpit...

Rep. Hannan spent $3,000 in campaign funds on trip to Boston, Alaska Airlines lounge membership, Democratic Party meetings

Jeff Landfield   March 6, 2024

Year start campaign finance reports for legislative candidates were due on February 15. These are the...

The Sunday Minefield – March 3, 2024

Jeff Landfield   March 3, 2024

I hope everyone in Anchorage has been enjoying Fur Rondy! We are more than halfway through the “90-day” statutory session, but for those paying…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The most disappointing thing about Alaska fiscal policy and how to stop it

Brad Keithley   March 1, 2024

Without question, the single most disappointing thing to us about Alaska fiscal policy over the past decade...

December letter from Furie proposed nearly identical acquisition of overriding royalties as new bill from Sen. Bjorkman

Jeff Landfield   February 28, 2024

Last week the Landmine published a story about a newly introduced bill from Senator Jesse Bjorkman...

Fairbanks politicians seek to overturn popular citizen tax cap

Aaron Lojewski   February 27, 2024

After a series of special meetings of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly seeking to break the decades-popular “Tax Cap” via a special election...

Scathing letter accuses John Hendrix of massive theft, incompetence in Cook Inlet gas field

Jeff Landfield   February 26, 2024

A scathing letter obtained by the Landmine accuses John Hendrix, owner of the oil and gas company HEX/Furie, of theft and incompetence in Cook…

Ask a Cat: Schadenfreude, divorce, and vegan specials

Cat   February 26, 2024

Cat would just love to tell you what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it. Reach out anonymously here or…

The Sunday Minefield – February 25, 2024

Jeff Landfield   February 26, 2024

It’s the Monday Minefield this week. I have been in Olympia and Seattle this weekend working on a story and had a busy weekend!…

Hendrix Handout: Senate bill would have state forcibly acquire private overriding royalties in Cook Inlet

Jeff Landfield   February 23, 2024

A newly introduced bill by Senator Jesse Bjorkman (R - Nikiski), Senate Bill 254, includes a provision that would allow the state to acquire,...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Saying the quiet part out loud

Brad Keithley   February 23, 2024

We were going to write about something else this week, but well-known politico Scott Kendall said something during a Twitter exchange Wednesday that needs...

Review: True Detective: Night Country – Episode Six

Jacob Hersh   February 20, 2024

(Gucci Mane) You betta not lose no load You betta not lose no load You betta not lose no load You betta not lose no load   (Chief Keef)…

The Sunday Minefield – February 18, 2024

Jeff Landfield   February 18, 2024

As we enter the sixth week of the legislative session, things are looking to heat up again tomorrow in the House on the omnibus…
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