CHEER SECTION – Sitka High and Mt. Edgecumbe High School cheerleaders react to a successful free throw Tuesday night at Sitka High during the cross-town boys basketball game. Edgecumbe boys and girls teams each won their games against Sitka High. Stories on the hard-fought games are on page 4 of today’s Sentinel. The region tournament takes place in Sitka in mid-March. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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Gov. Names Jude Pate Supreme Court Justice

By Sentinel Staff

At 12:46 p.m. today Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of Sitka Superior Court Judge Jude Pate to the Alaska Supreme Court.

Judge Jude Pate. (Sentinel File)

Dunleavy chose Pate from the short list of four nominees forwarded by the Alaska Judicial Council. On the Supreme Court Pate will replace Justice Dan Winfree, who retired.

Pate has lived in Sitka since moving here in 1993, the year he graduated from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law. He was legal counsel for Sitka Tribe of Alaska until 1999, when he went into private practice for seven years. He was an assistant public defender in Sitka for 12 years before Gov. Bill Walker appointed him Superior Court judge, in February 2018.

At the time, Pate received high marks from the Alaska Bar Association for competence, integrity, fairness, judicial temperament and suitability as a judge.

Pate was born in Nuremberg, Germany, to a U.S. Army family, and  grew up in Kansas and Europe. His official biography states that he graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism before earning his law degree from Lewis and Clark Northwestern. He and his wife, Christine, have two sons, Joe and Will.

Pate was in court today and not immediately available for comment on the announcement of his appointment to the Supreme Court.

 

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-12-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, September 12.

New cases as of Tuesday: 278

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 301,513

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,485

Case Rate per 100,000 – 38.14

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 152.50

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,575

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

February 2004

Photo caption: White Elephant Shop treasurer Ginny Cushing presents a $1,300 check to Monica Bettis, Sitka Community  Hospital long-term care activities director, and Kathy Inman, long-term care manager at the hospital. The donation is to be used to buy a wide-screen TV for the long-term unit.


50 YEARS AGO

February 1974

Photo caption: Gov. William Egan presents trophies to the all-tourney team in the Sitka American Legion Invitational Basketball Tournament. From left are Brad Sele, Klukwan; Gene Short, Ketchikan; David Harnum, Sitka Arrowhead Truckers; Terry Friske, Klukwan; and Jay Levan, Sitka American Legion.

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