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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.

Katie Basile

Mark Springer is replacing Nikki Hoffman as Bethel's newest City Council member. The appointment comes after Hoffman resigned earlier this month after having a baby. Springer has served two terms on Council in the past. On Tuesday night, he was up against long time Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak and local joint owner of Kusko Cab Naim Shabani.

 

 

Courtesy of Joseph Lake

Thirty-nine year old Joseph Lake texted his brother-in-law Friday evening, saying that he, his cousin and nephew were anchored in the Bering Sea. Lake had just ran out of gas, had five-percent battery on his phone, and had just barely drifted into cell phone range.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Conservation and stock rebuilding will once again be the path forward this summer for salmon management, with managers making decisions during the season, based on how many fish show up.  

 

Bjørn Olson / Ground Truth Trekking

  The Red Devil Mine is located on the Kuskokwim near the Red Devil Creek between Crooked Creek and Sleetmute.  Mining started in the 1930's, picked up steam in the 50's and 60's but has not operated since the 1970's. The problem is that there's mercury, arsenic, and antimony in the soils left behind by the mining, and the contamination is being released by erosion.

A Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday was off his medication, according to State Troopers who took him into custody. Dino Peters, 22, was recently released from the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. He is currently being held at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, where he faces six assault charges, as well as a charge of reckless endangerment of a child. Troopers say Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer Justin Whitley was physically assaulted and chased by Peters with a hatchet.

State Troopers took custody of a Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday. Dino Peters, 22, was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center to face six assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment of a child. Holy Cross Tribal Police say Peters physically assaulted and chased the officer with an ax when they responded to a call at Peters’ residence. Members of the community helped to apprehend him.   

Update: Troopers report there is no foul play suspected in Phillips death.

 

Law enforcement is investigating a death in Chuathbaluk, where Flora Phillips, 26, of Anchorage, died in her sleep. The first report that State Troopers based in Aniak received was that CPR was being attempted. Then they were notified that she was dead.  Her body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy in Anchorage. More details are not yet available.

 

This week, Bethel City Council approved a contract for dredging and restoring the sewage lagoon. City Attorney Patty Burley supported its passage, citing numerous hold ups due to the federal approval needed for each and every change. If the funds are not used this year, the grant for the project would expire by 2018.

Katie Basile / KYUK

  With funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing voucher demonstration project, AVCP Regional Housing Authority has enough money to pay for housing for 20 homeless military veterans. Now the job is finding vets in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta interested in housing that is completely paid for by the program.

 

 

Courtesy of Emily Poole

Last month, Kotlik school teacher Emily Poole started a Gofundme campaign when three of her students qualified for the Statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee in Anchorage.

 


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