- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Alaska news organizations filed a lawsuit late Wednesday against Gov. Sean Parnell over his office’s refusal to release documents related to the National Guard sexual abuse investigation.

Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News filed the lawsuit after they and other media organizations were denied emails and other documentation last month.

The lawsuit says the governor’s office is not complying with the state’s Public Records Act when it refused to release emails.

The attorney for both media organizations is seeking an expedited trial ahead of the general election next month, when Parnell stands for re-election.

Emails sent to state officials seeking comment weren’t immediately returned to The Associated Press after business hours Wednesday.

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