Alaska

SEARHC hires general counsel

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.…

Update: Kreiss-Tomkins wins HD 34 race by 32 votes; French beats Bell by 50 votes for SD J

Jonathon Kreiss-Tomkins has won the House District 34 race by just 32 votes. The Alaska Division of Elections Wednesday morning completed the tally of absentee ballots, giving the 23-year-old Sitka Democrat 4,123 to 4,091 for Haines Republican Rep. Bill Thomas. The margin of difference is just .38 percent and is eligible for a recount, according…

Unemployment lowest in Juneau

The Capital City had the lowest unemployment rate in Alaska last month. At 4.3 percent, Juneau’s October rate was unchanged from September and almost a full percentage point below October 2011. The statewide jobless rate last month was 7.1 percent, well below the national rate of 7.9 percent. Alaska’s employment picture is affected more by…

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