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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.

The Finance Committee’s City Council rep, Leif Albertson, gets into the details on the rewrite to Bethel's tax code.
Courtesy of Lori Strickler / City of Bethel

If you've had trouble filing your taxes in Bethel, that could soon change. The city is rewriting its tax code to make the process easier for taxpayers, and to give the city a revenue boost. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down with the Finance Committee’s City Council rep, Leif Albertson, to get the details.


Bethel City Council will decide whether to confirm the provisional appointment of Burke Waldron as Interim Police Chief on Tuesday July 11, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The City of Bethel has been without a Police Chief for nearly a month, but that soon may change. Bethel City Council could confirm a candidate for the position at its next meeting. KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau spoke with City Manager Pete Williams on the appointment.

 


Isabelle (left) and Hugh (right) Dyment, at their home in Bethel. Isabelle is one of the first four assistant level teachers in the LKSD Two and Done program. Photo taken June 27, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have teamed up to try and solve two problems with one new program. The aim is to address high rates of teacher turnover, as well as to improve Yup’ik cultural and language competency among the region’s teaching staff.

 

 


This week's City Corner guest is City Manager Pete Williams.
City of Bethel

Welcome to City Corner, a new weekly show on KYUK focusing on what’s going on in Bethel City Hall. I’m Christine Trudeau. The guest this week is City Manager Pete Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, which airs Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., where she sat down with City Manager Pete Williams to get the latest.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, which airs Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., where she sat down with City Manager Pete Williams to get the latest.

 

 


2017 LKSD Film Academy Students

Alaska Native villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are getting Federal funds to help improve energy efficiency. The effort is also a way for villages to start reducing energy costs.

 

 


All Bethel City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled June 27 meeting.

Dave Trantham, addressing Bethel City Council on June 27. Trantham spoke to not wanting an increase to the alcohol sales tax.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Tuesday night at City Hall, Bethel’s City Council passed a ballot proposition to ask the voters if they are willing to add 3 percent to the alcohol sales tax to help fund social programs.

 

 

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel residents will be asked to vote on increasing the city alcohol sales tax this coming fall. With Mayor Rick Robb and Vice Mayor Fred Watson voting in opposition, Ordinance 17-36 passed five to two. The measure to raise the tax from 12 percent to 15 percent will appear on the ballot in October. If passed, the added revenue would be set aside to support community action grant programs.

 

Carol Ann Willard of the Tundra Women's Coalition speaks to the Bethel City Council on Tuesday night, June 27, asking Council to  pass 17-27 to secure protections for renter that may be victims of domestic violence.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel City Council has passed an ordinance protecting renters who may be victims of domestic violence from losing their housing for making law enforcement calls. With all Council members in attendance, discussion lasted a little over half an hour, ending with the council voting to amend some of the language.

 

 

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