James Scott has been named the new District Attorney for Juneau, replacing Dave Brower, who will retire at the end of the month.
Scott is currently the Assistant District Attorney in Ketchikan, a position he’s held since 1999. Before that he worked in Illinois for several years as a prosecutor and in private practice.
In a news release from the state Department of Law, Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny – head of the Criminal Division – says “Mr. Scott has had a great deal of experience and success handling all levels and types of criminal cases” and “will serve the Juneau community well.”
Svobodny also thanked Brower, who worked nearly 22 years for the Law Department, in both the criminal and civil divisions.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.