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New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

...file. According to Alaska's open records law, a public agency has the option...exempted from the Alaska's open records law definition of a public agency...McKay said since Alaska's open records law does not expressly exempt courts...
State | Local
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...grading-nation-how-accountable-your-state.? The same year, the State Integrity Investigation gave Alaska an F for the effectiveness of its open records laws, citing frequent low-quality responses to requests for information. More details can be found online at www...
Bethel council releases investigation on manager

...The Bethel radio station, The Associated Press and other media outlets sought release of the investigation under open records laws, and the council released a redacted version of the document late Monday.The investigation was very clear, Bethel...
My Turn: First Amendment champion battles on behalf of Alaskans

...institution such as a school district gets sued. McKay's fingerprints are all over Alaska's open meetings and open records law and its interpretation, be that testifying at hearings, arguing in court, leading open-government workshops...
Lawmakers want transparency in gas contract negotiations

...River, is researching potential open records law revisions. What is driving Dyson...Novices to the state's open records laws, however, get little direction...public concerning Alaska's open records laws. Attorney John McKay has outlined...
Journalist presses for permanent fund investment records

...two years ago started down an investment path that put it squarely in the sights of one of Alaska's most fervent open-records law advocates. The Permanent Fund Corp. - like many other deep-pocketed investors in the United States - began funneling...
Judge rules in Palin's favor in e-mail case's operation or organization, and that current open records law doesn't specifically deal with private e-mails...very well-reasoned decision" that the state's open records law does not go as far as plaintiffs claimed. "They raised...
Numbers of e-mail readers down in final day at Centennial Hall

...said, referring to the nearly 2,000 emails the state withheld, claiming they are outside the scope of Alaska's open records laws.Still, he emphasized the importance of both the online efforts and the review of the emails in Juneau."Regardless...
Local | Sarah Palin
Palin's use of private e-mail subject of hearing

...Palin, who resigned July 26. Mike Mitchell, an assistant attorney general, said McLeod is misreading the state's open records law, and that the use of private e-mails for state business is a matter for state lawmakers to decide. In his oral...
Lawmakers say consultant memo highly revealing

...that negotiated deal," she said. Last year, Democrats tried to get this memo and others under the state's open-records laws, but their requests were denied. House Minority Leader Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, renewed the request...


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