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Christine Trudeau

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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.

Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.
Katie Basile / KYUK

District 38 State Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.  

Fred Broerman scans the sky for birds flying above Bethel's Lions Club Park, which overlooks the Kuskokwim River. Broerman was one of about a dozen citizen scientists who participated in Bethel's Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count on December 17, 2016.
Katie Basile / KYUK

This Sunday is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Bethel.

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for December 12, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

All seven Council members were present at the beginning of the meeting, with Council member Raymond "Thor" Williams arriving late at 6:45 p.m.

 

Our coverage of this meeting

Representative Zach Fansler Presents Yearly Legislative Update To The Bethel City Council

 

Unfinished Business

 

District 38 Representative Zach Fansler speaking with Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak at the December 12, 2017 Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, District 38 Representative Zach Fansler gave his annual update on the legislative session. Usually the local representatives of both houses update the Bethel City Council, but Senator Lyman Hoffman was unable to attend.

Saturday Market vendors received a letter this past weekend saying that if they sell at Saturday Market more than five times a year, they have to get a business license and start charging sales tax.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Just as they gear up for the holiday season, Saturday Market vendors received a letter this past weekend saying that if they sell at Saturday Market more than five times a year, they have to get a business license and start charging sales tax. While the law has been on the books for some time, Bethel city officials are just beginning to enforce it.

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Principal Zachary Bastoky stands at the school’s current location in the Kipusvik Center next to the floor plans proposed new school building, December 7, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Last week architects from ECI, the firm working on the design for new Ayaprun Elitnaurvik building, presented their plans to the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board and to parents and staff. KYUK’s Education reporter Christine Trudeau met up with Ayaprun Principal Zachary Bastoky at the school’s current location in the Kipusvik Center across from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Bastoky also mentioned that the architects took sound recordings of the students' dance performances last week to inform their choice of materials for the walls of the new building to ensure proper acoustics.


Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff this past September with suspicions that their children might be involved in dealing or buying marijuana edibles.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Several students have been caught selling marijuana edibles at Bethel Regional High School. The incidents took place this past September to early October. Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff with suspicions that their children might be involved.  

 


Expect delays of water and sewer services through the holidays due to a shortage of truck drivers.
Jeremy Osborne / Yuut Elitnaurviat

Staffing shortages are not an unusual problem for most Bethel employers, and the City is no different. Bethel City Manager Peter Williams says that delays of water and sewer services are expected through the holidays due to a shortage of drivers for the city’s water and sewer trucks.

 


On Friday December 1, 2017, Felix Albert of Tununak was selected to fill Seat A on the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board.
Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

Felix Albert of Tununak has been selected to fill Seat A on the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board. The nomination and vote came swiftly from the Board, with no other applicants in the running. Albert joined the other eight board members via video conference for their December meeting on Friday and Saturday this past week.

 

Bethel Regional High School Junior Marc Adlaon of Bethel is the new Student Representative to the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board. He is pictured here at his first board meeting on December 1, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has appointed Marc Adlaon of Bethel to be the new Student Representative to the School Board. A junior at Bethel Regional High School, he’s eager to take on the challenge of representing his fellow members of the LKSD student body.

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