Alaska Dispatch News Sued For $1.4 Million In Overdue Rent

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The state's biggest newspaper is in hot water, facing a lawsuit from its landlord that seeks more than $1.4 million dollars in damages.

Telecommunications company, GCI, is suing Alaska Dispatch News owner, Alice Rogoff, for what it says are months of overdue rent and utility payments for the building that houses the paper's printing press.

GCI's lawsuit alleges that the paper overstayed its original plans to move printing operations elsewhere, and fell behind in payments.
The filing claims that ADN representatives told GCI that the missed payments were because of cash flow problems.

Rogoff and the paper are already embroiled in at least two other significant lawsuits, including one by the paper's former editor and another by an electrical contractor.
Both of those suits also involve unpaid bills.