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Haley's office deletes emails between staffers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's office deletes emails between staffers because of limited storage space on servers and because the correspondence isn't considered important.

The State newspaper of Columbia reports it discovered the emails were being deleted after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Haley's office says former Gov. Mark Sanford's office also deleted emails between staffers because they would take up too much space. Haley's staffers do keep all emails she sends to the public.

A lawyer for the South Carolina Press Association says emails between staffers in the governor's office are public records and should be kept.

Historians say deleting the emails also hurts future generations who might want to study the Haley administration.

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