SEARHC interim general counsel Michael E. Douglas has been hired permanently for the job.
Douglas has been the attorney for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium since June and will continue to be based in Juneau. The non-profit health consortium serves Native communities in Southeast Alaska, including the Ethel Lund Clinic in Juneau and Mt. Edgecumbe Hosptial in Sitka.
Douglas is Haida Indian, with a law degree from the University of Washington. He was formerly president of the Northwest Indian Bar Association and a volunteer mentor for the Alaska Court System Color of Justice Program. He coordinates a scholarship program for Alaska Native and American Indian law students through the bar association.
Before moving to Juneau, Douglas worked for Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson, LLP, an American Indian law firm in Anchorage.
- However, the Juneau Police Department continues to take anonymous drops in its lobby during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
- "Suffice to say Alaska, the massive state with such a small population, might have a bigger influence on the selection for the Republican nominee for the presidency, than you might think," said GOP Chairman Peter Goldberg.
- The first sighting of wood bison calves born in the wild could mean big changes in the ecosystem of western Alaska.
- The aspiring distiller behind Skagway Spirits hopes to open its doors this year, and to be bottling and fully open for business by next summer.