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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…

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…
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