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To address Girdwood’s housing crisis, approve the Holtan Hills land disposal

Eric Visser   January 21, 2024

Anchorage’s housing crisis permeates our news, our policy and even our politics. Driven by a variety of factors including sky-high interest rates, barriers to…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s fiscal system is #1 … in terms of regressivity

Brad Keithley   January 19, 2024

Periodically, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) publishes an update to its “Who Pays?” reports. The most recent - the 7th edition...

Rep. Sara Hannan kicked the Landmine out of the Democrats pre-session fundraiser at a Juneau mansion

Jeff Landfield   January 16, 2024

Today was the first day of the second session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature. Which meant last night...

Review: True Detective: Night Country – Episode One

Jacob Hersh   January 16, 2024

(Warning: this article contains spoilers about season four of HBO’s True Detective) “For we do not know what beasts the night dreams when its hours…

Ask a Cat: Long-distance relationships, the white raven, and Valentine’s Day

Cat   January 15, 2024

Ask a cat is an advice column featured in the Alaska Landmine. Impending Valentine’s Day doom? Pesky coworker dilemma? Political blathering? Don’t be shy,...

The Sunday Minefield – January 14, 2024

Jeff Landfield   January 14, 2024

The second session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature starts on Tuesday! Juneau is getting absolutely dumped on with snow. So far, all the flights…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Why has the Department of Revenue stopped helping Alaskans understand their fiscal options?

Brad Keithley   January 12, 2024

As we explained in our column two weeks ago and as...

How a general could become Alaska’s next governor after the November 2024 election

Jeff Landfield   January 9, 2024

Unless you are a serious Alaska politico or insider, you have probably not heard of General Torrence Saxe. Saxe is the adjutant general of the…

The Anchorage Assembly should approve drive-thru service for cannabis stores

Ivie Anderson   January 8, 2024

On Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly will hear Ordinance No. AO 2023-118, which would allow drive-thru service at cannabis retail stores in Anchorage. I support...

The Sunday Minefield – January 7, 2024

Jeff Landfield   January 7, 2024

It’s the first Sunday Minefield of 2024! The second session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature starts in nine days. Legislators and staffers from around…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Wait, what? Oil production volumes are projected to grow by a lot, but overall, state revenues from them are dropping

Brad Keithley   January 5, 2024

As we noted in our column two weeks ago...

Video: A discussion about the upcoming 2024 legislative session

Jeff Landfield   January 3, 2024

Watch the Alaska Landmine's Jeff Landfield talk with Senator Bill Wielechowski (D - Anchorage) from the Senate majority and Representative Julie Coulombe (R -...

Ask a Cat: New year issues, relationship problems, and lending money to family

Cat   January 2, 2024

Ask a cat is an advice column featured in the Alaska Landmine. The new year is upon us! Do you have a question for...

The Sunday Minefield – December 31, 2023

Jeff Landfield   December 31, 2023

Well, 2023 is about to come to an end. I wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a good time…

Conoco the bully

Jeff Landfield   December 31, 2023

In March, the Biden administration approved ConocoPhillips’ large Willow project, located in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. This came after five years of…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Our first look at Gov. Dunleavy’s FY25 Budget & 10-year Plan: Part 2

Brad Keithley   December 29, 2023

This week, we publish Part 2 of our initial look at Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) recently proposed Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Budget...

The Sunday Minefield – December 24, 2023

Jeff Landfield   December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas to all the Landmine readers! For those of us living in Southcentral, we are all going to have an extra white Christmas…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Our first look at Gov. Dunleavy’s FY25 Budget & 10-year Plan: Part 1

Brad Keithley   December 22, 2023

This week, we publish Part 1 of our initial look at Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R - Alaska) recently proposed FY 25 Budget and 10-year...

Breaking: Kevin Cross resigns from Anchorage Assembly

Jeff Landfield   December 20, 2023

At the end of today’s regular Anchorage Assembly meeting, Assembly member Kevin Cross announced his resignation. Cross was first elected to the Assembly in…

Ask a Cat: Gift for a situationship, the next election, and unwanted text messages

Cat   December 18, 2023

Ask a cat is an advice column featured in the Alaska Landmine. Have a question for the Cat? Don’t be shy, you can submit...
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