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Governor Parnell Sued Over National Guard Sex Scandal

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Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News are suing Governor Sean Parnell over access to documents related to the National Guard sex scandal. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez submitted her request in May. Both organizations were denied the records by Parnell’s office in late September.
The complaint says that Parnell’s office is not complying with the Public Records Act. The office also failed to provide a log of records related to the scandal and the reasons why they weren’t provided.
Attorney John McKay filed the suit on Wednesday on behalf of both organizations. He says they’re asking the court to expedite the process because it’s important for voters to have access to the facts about Parnell’s actions before the gubernatorial election next month.
“They’ve offered explanations for what he did or didn’t do,” McKay said. “Voters may find that reasonable or they may not. But we need to have facts so people can decide if he acted appropriately or is being criticized unfairly.”
It’s up to the court to decide when to respond to the complaint.
A federal government investigation of the scandal has revealed incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, misuse of government funds, and ethical misconduct in the Alaska National Guard.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, they started fishing on the Kuskokwim this week, much to the relief of pretty much everybody; The President is moving to crack down on IUU fishing to protect American stocks, and saving king salmon from low water. Thanks to  Brianna Gibbs for filling in while I was away. We had help this week from KYUK’s Ben Matheson in Bethel and APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington DC.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, millions of salmon eggs are destroyed in a Southeast hatchery fire, as fishermen start thinking about herring, we’ve got the pre-season forecast for Togiak, and you’ve heard of the Law of the Sea, well, we’ve got Fish Law, all coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help this week from KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg, KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham, KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal in Unalaska and APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington DC.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, Alaska gets $21-million for 2012’s king salmon disaster, Senator Murkowski wonders if something more than public health might be behind China’s geoduck ban, and how might this warm winter affect baby salmon all snug in their streams?  We had help from APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington, DC, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, KTOO’s Casey Kelly in Juneau, and KRBD’s Leila Kheiry in Ketchikan.

Merry Christmas From the Alaska Public Radio Network

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Here’s a little Christmas cheer from public radio reporters around the state, who, like us here at KMXT, are wishing you a very safe and happy holiday season!

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, commercial fishermen respond to the Soldotna sportsfishing guide industry’s attempt to bring to an end to one of Alaska’s oldest fisheries; it looks like crabbers got their pots in the water with enough time to meet holiday deadlines in Japan; and a summit for fishermen who are young – or young at heart – all coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report.  We had help from APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez in Juneau, KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran in Kenai, KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs in Kodiak, and CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld in Sitka.