How Open Are Alaska Public Records?
Alaska is one of the few states that has several clauses that prevent the release of public records. Most states have decided that every document in the government is made public, unless it may affect public safety. But Alaska public records limit several of the documents that are normally made public, for example:
Many states release a variety of vital records, but Alaska public records does have its limitations. For example, adoption records are not included, nor are other vital records that may be seen in more transparent states.
Certain Government Records
The Alaska government has accepted several measures that allow for confidential meetings, status reports, etc., in some aspects of government. This has been met with criticism since the purpose of the law is to prevent secret meetings.
State Ethics Committee
Meeting notes of the state ethics committee are also confidential, and not placed in Alaska public records until after the ruling has been resolved. This includes banning the individual making the ethics complaint from speaking about the complaint in public.
For most of what you are looking for Alaska public records will still contain that information. But the government itself prefers its secrets be kept, so it has changed some of the rules regarding public records against the purpose of the law.