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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

Christine Trudeau is a radio and multimedia reporter, covering government and education.

 

She is a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, in Mayetta, Kansas, and holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Trudeau is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former intern at NPR’s headquarters, for their Diversity Department. She has also freelanced with NPR, National Native News, Yes! Magazine and Native Peoples Magazine, and was also intern with NPR member station, KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“We Breathe Again: Four Stories of Heartbreak and Healing in Alaska,” tells stories of strength and resilience to reframe the despair of suicide in Alaska Native communities. The film is showing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Cultural Center.
Courtesy of UAF

A film showing tonight at the Bethel Cultural Center takes a frank look at suicide and how to heal. "We Breathe Again" tells stories of strength and resilience to reframe the despair of suicide in Alaska Native communities. Bethel local Earl Polk appears in the film.

Mike Hoffman has been appointed the new Executive Director at the Yuut Elitnaurviat vocational training center.
Courtesy of Yuut Elitnaurviat / Courtesy of Yuut Elitnaurviat

Bethel’s own Mike Hoffman has been appointed the new Executive Director of Yuut Elitnaurviat. Hoffman replaces Dennis Dishion, who will go back to teaching full time at Yuut. Hoffman comes to the position with a background in aviation and many years working for the Association of Village Council Presidents Inc., most recently as their interim President. He began his new role at Yuut on Tuesday this week.

 

Kari McCrea (left) and Michael Franciosi (right) will both be taking their places as Anchorage District Judges.
Courtesy of Governor Bill Walker's Office / Courtesy of Governor Bill Walker's Office

An attorney with connections to Bethel will soon be serving as a District Judge in Anchorage.

Courtesy of YK Delta Women in Philanthropy

On Wednesday this week, the YK Delta Women in Philanthropy group is holding their second annual membership meeting at the Bethel Cultural Center. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all women.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, KYUK will host the 2017 Bethel City Council Candidate Forum live from Bethel City Hall. Listen live or attend in person.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It’s almost decision time for the Bethel City Council election and tonight is KYUK's candidate forum. What do the candidates have to say about such things as crime, alcohol, and the growth of our town? How will they deal with questions submitted by our listeners? You can see it all in person as seven of the eight candidates face the public at Bethel City Hall tonight, or you can listen on the radio, live at 6:30 p.m., to the 2017 Bethel City Council Candidate Forum. The Yup’ik translation will follow. Hear it all on KYUK, 640 AM.

  

The rewrite was an effort aimed at facilitating better tax collection for the city and clarifying the sales tax code.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, after several Bethel City Council meetings full of debate and public comment, the Council passed a major update to the tax code. The effort was aimed at facilitating better tax collection for the city and clarifying the sales tax code.

 


KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Council elections are around the corner. KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM. Tune into a live broadcast at that time, on 640 AM. A Yup’ik translation will follow.

All Bethel City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled September 12 meeting.

The Board decided, by a 3-to-2 vote, to table their decision on liquor license applicants Kusko Liquor and the Alaska Commercial Company Liquor Store until their next meeting in October.
Dean Swope / KYUK

There was no decision concerning Bethel's last remaining liquor license at Wednesday's meeting of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The Board decided, by a 3-to-2 vote, to table their decision on liquor license applicants Kusko Liquor and the Alaska Commercial Company Liquor Store until their next meeting in October.

The vote was five to one, with Councilman Mike Shantz in opposition. The much-debated update to the sales tax code will soon take effect.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Heads up Bethelites, a change is coming to the city's sales tax code after a rewrite of the code passed at the Tuesday, September 12th City Council meeting. The vote was five to one, with Councilman Mike Shantz in opposition. The much-debated update to the sales tax code will soon take effect.

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