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Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

...meetings of public bodies where decisions are made. Legislators also have claimed their offices are not subject to public records laws.Sen. Wielechowski said his bill will require a "privilege log" of any documents that state officials or agencies...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-15/alaska-editorial-people-have-right-kn
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Email privacy: Court ruling offers workable approach

...about state business does not violate the state's public records law. That's the only practical solution for today's...accounts are not automatically exempt from the state public records law, and that's an important ruling in the public's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-29/alaska-editorial-email-privacy-court-
Opinion
Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...called unfettered discretion regarding which records to preserve.McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell, said the public records law hasn't been updated since the 1990s, and a lot has changed, in terms of technology, since then.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-07/legal-memo-text-messages-are-public-rec
State
New administration balances embarrassment with openness

...said he's become concerned after talking with constituents and members of the news media that the state's public records laws may not be strong enough or enforced well enough. Juneau freelance reporter Bob Tkacz was one of the reporters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031807/loc_20070318015.shtml
News
Murkowski's Asia tour cost state more than $100,000

...Wednesday edition. Sound off on the important issues at In response to a request for information under Alaska's public-records law, the governor's office furnished receipts, travel authorization forms, itineraries and other documentation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010407/sta_20070104014.shtml
News
Governor bristles as legislator calls for more information on who drafted oil tax bill; Parnell feels his integrity is being questioned

...Other legislators have expressed similar concerns. Doogan, from his seat on the House Finance Committee and in Public Records Law requests, has sought to learn who Parnell met with to craft his House Bill 110, which would lower oil taxes on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-09/governor-bristles-legislator-calls-more
State
Palin critic says public records misused by former aide

...records, she acknowledged. Some are from campaigns, which are private groups not covered by state ethics and public records laws.? Contact reporter Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or at patrick.forgey@juneauempire.com.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-06-07/palin-critic-says-public-records-misuse
State
Homer city council prepares to treat emails as public record, rewriting pre-Internet city code

...as a city? We don't know yet. Saving everything on your computer is making a conservative call." Under state public records law, the public records of all public agencies are open to inspection by the public under "reasonable rules." City...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-18/homer-city-council-prepares-treat-email
State
Alaska gets a 'D' for deficient when it comes to integrity

...much of what was in the emails that were released."This exemption ? is commonly applied and vastly weakens the public records law," he wrote. "It's impossible to know whether the state is applying the loophole responsibly, since the content...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-22/alaska-gets-d-deficient-when-it-comes
Opinion
Palin admin releases breakdown of ethics expenses

...secure, preserve and protect the state of Alaska's public records and (her circumvention of) state servers and public record laws," said McLeod, who said she offered to drop the suit over private accounts if Palin would ban them. McLeod is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071009/sta_461807609.shtml

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