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Alaska editorial: Text messages

...not covered by the state's public records law and the public has no right...tanker-sized loophole in state public records law. Officials can meet and make...texting as a means to get around public records law. The administration denies...
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...
Parnell doesn't plan change in records policy that messages sent to and from private email accounts of state employees are subject to public review under public records law, and that state employees should not be using private emails.The high court, in its ruling, did not forbid use...
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.
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...
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...
Newspaper joins lawsuit over candidate records The Anchorage Daily News reports the lawsuits claim that certain personnel documents are public under Alaska public-records law. Miller attorney Thomas Van Flein has said release of the documents would violate the law.
Regional News
Internal e-mails reveal early ethics efforts, push back

...After the state described a slow, expensive and cumbersome process for making the documents public under the Alaska Public Records Law, information management firm Crivella West offered its services. The extensive list of e-mails made public have...
Ethical dilemma

...heels" and keep her from being able to govern. Those claims are contradicted by records released under the Alaska Public Records Law and interviews with administration and other sources. They show a pattern of the Palin administration using public...
Homer city council prepares to treat emails as public record, rewriting pre-Internet city code 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...


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