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L.A. Times to post database of Palin emails

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As Washington bureau reporter Matea Gold reported, the state of Alaska is scheduled to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails Friday from her time as governor.

The Times' Data Desk has created a database, Sarah Palin's emails: The Alaska Archive, where readers will be able to view and search through the documents. (Alaska is releasing the emails in print form, so The Times will scan each of the documents and post them.) 

The emails will span the beginning of Palin's term, in December 2006, through Sept. 30, 2008, which is when media outlets requested them. It has taken since that time to fulfill the records request.

The Times and the Tribune Washington Bureau submitted a request this spring for the rest of Palin's emails from her term as governor, but Alaska has not said when it would release correspondence from after Sept. 30, 2008.

--Deirdre Edgar

Photo: Sarah Palin in her Anchorage office in November 2008. Credit: Al Grillo / Associated Press

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