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New Poll On Governor’s Race Reveals Interesting Data

Jeff Landfield   January 3, 2018

Oregon-based polling firm Patinkin Research Strategies recently completed a poll on the Alaska governor’s race. The confidential results were obtained by the Alaska Landmine…

The Sunday Minefield – December 31, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 31, 2017

Happy New Year to all my readers and welcome to the final Sunday Minefield of 2017! This week’s column is shorter than normal because…

New Bail Rules Under SB91 to Start January 1 – Happy New Year

Jeff Landfield   December 30, 2017

Just when you thought the unpopular crime reform bill Senate Bill 91 (SB91) could not get any more unpopular, a new bail provision is…

The Sunday Minefield – December 24, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 24, 2017

Thanks to everyone who has been following and contributing to The Alaska Landmine. It has been an awesome first few months. I look forward…

The Sunday Minefield – December 17, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 17, 2017

As Christmas and the new year approaches, politics is not slowing down. Just the opposite, this week saw a multitude of holiday parties and…

Setting the Record Straight on the David Wilson Story

Jeff Landfield   December 16, 2017

There are a few things I want to make clear about the Alaska Landmine’s coverage of Senator David Wilson and the incident between him…

Senator Wilson’s Bizarre Press Conference

Jeff Landfield   December 12, 2017

On Thursday, Senator David Wilson (R – Wasilla) held a press conference that was, well, bizarre. The audio from the press conference can be…

Division of Election Tells Alaska GOP No Way on Proposed Rules Change

Jeff Landfield   December 10, 2017

Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke has responded to a letter from Alaska Republican Party (ARP) Chairman Tuckerman Babcock. In his letter, Chairman…

The Sunday Minefield – December 10, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 10, 2017

Now that the 4th special session has ended, legislators can fundraise again, and, boy, did they get straight to it. This week saw a…

Two More Republicans File To Run For State House

Jeff Landfield   December 4, 2017

Two more Republicans have filed to run for the Alaska State House today. Stephen Duplantis filed to run for House District 24. He will…

Alaska GOP Notifies Alaska Division Elections Of Rules Change

Jeff Landfield   December 4, 2017

In an email on December 4, Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock informed Alaska Division of Elections Director, Josie Bahnke, about a rules change that…

APOC Recommends Dismissal of Complaint Against Alaska Democrats

Jeff Landfield   December 3, 2017

In late October, Forrest McDonald filed a complaint to the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) against the Alaska Democratic Party. McDonald alleged that the…

The Sunday Minefield – December 3, 2017

Jeff Landfield   December 3, 2017

Despite the end of the 4th legislative special session, it’s been a busy week in Alaska politics. The most exciting news by far was…

The Actual Alaska LNG Gasline Deal With China

Jeff Landfield   November 29, 2017

The State of Alaska, along with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) recently signed a gasline deal with a Chinese oil and gas company,…

Alaska Republican Party Chairman Nominates New Vice-Chair

Jeff Landfield   November 27, 2017

Alaska Republican Party (ARP) Chairman Tuckerman Babcock has named a replacement for the party’s vice-chair. Babcock has recommended Jon Faulkner of Homer. Faulkner is…

Governor Walker Secretly Signs SB 54 Into Law

Jeff Landfield   November 26, 2017

Multiple sources have confirmed that Governor Bill Walker secretly signed Senate Bill (SB) 54 into law on Sunday. It goes into effect at midnight….

The Sunday Minefield – November 26, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 26, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday weekend is at its end, I hope you enjoy this week’s Sunday Minefield. The…

Director of Alaska Pretrial Services Has Interesting Past

Jeff Landfield   November 20, 2017

Geri Fox was hired as director of Pretrial Services by the Alaska Department of Corrections in August 2016. She was hired for the important…

The Sunday Minefield – November 19, 2017

Jeff Landfield   November 19, 2017

Well, it has been a very busy week in Anchorage. When I started the Sunday Minefield (way back in October) my biggest concern was…

Brian Kraft to Withdraw From Stand for Salmon Ballot Initiative

Jeff Landfield   November 15, 2017

One of the main sponsors of the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative, Brian Kraft, said he has begun the process of removing his name…
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