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Christine Trudeau

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Christine Trudeau is a public radio reporter covering government and education for KYUK, serving the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta based in Bethel. She is a 2018-19 Investigative Fellow with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. A citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously Trudeau has interned with NPR’s Diversity Department, NPR member station KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and published work for NPR, National Native News, and Yes Magazine. In 2014, Trudeau received a National Native Media Award from Native American Journalists Association for Best Student Radio Feature Story. In 2017, Trudeau won multiple awards from the Alaska Press Club for her coverage of Bethel and its surrounding communities.

At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24, Council voted to trim down the number of volunteer committees it uses, combining the Energy and Public Works Committees into one.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Tuesday, the Bethel City Council trimmed down the number of volunteer committees by combining the Energy Committee and the Public Works Committee into one. This was done to hopefully solve the problem of getting a quorum for meetings. It’s still unknown whether the change will be permanent, but for the Council it’s a much-needed fix.

 

 


On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.  

Bethel City Council Member Naim Shabani has resigned.
Courtesy of Naim Shabani

  

Bethel City Council member Naim Shabani has resigned. Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler told the Council on Tuesday night that Shabani has submitted a formal resignation letter to the city.

 

Eighteen-packs of canned beer line the shelves at the opening of BNC's liquor store, Bethel Spirits, on Sept. 27, 2016.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will hold a special meeting at the Bethel Cultural Center on May 22 to discuss Bethel-related items.

Last night, Bethel City Council heard the latest highway plans from State Department of Transportation Maintenance and Operations Chief Bob Anderson.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

    

Last night, Bethel City Council heard the latest highway plans from Alaska Department of Transportation Maintenance and Operations Chief Bob Anderson.

 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation met for their annual Tribal Unity Gathering at the Bethel Cultural Center two weeks ago. The group pictured here is discussing meeting Healthy People goals in their tribal communities.
Courtesy of Mitchell Forbes / Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

  

Two weeks ago, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation met for their annual Tribal Unity Gathering at the Bethel Cultural Center. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down with YKHC Interim Public Relations Director Mitchell Forbes to get an update on what was discussed between the tribes and the health agency.

 

 


Bethel High School archers came away from the Western National Archery Tournament with a third place team finish.
Courtesy of Rafe Johnson

  

Bethel Regional High School archers came away from the Western National Archery Tournament with a third place team finish. According to archery coach and Gladys Jung PE teacher Rafe Johnson, that’s Bethel’s “first ever podium appearance as a team.” The team of 26 archers from Bethel went to Salt Lake City to compete against hundreds of western state teams in the tournament, which took place April 13 and 14.

 

Earlene Wise of Kalskag (center) was named YKHC’s 2018 Health Aide of the Year. Here she is posing with her supervisor/instructor Joseph Okitkun (left) and Field Supervision Coordinator Katherine Evon (right).
Courtesy of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

  

Last week, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation announced a salary bump for all the health aides across its network. The company also named Earlene Wise of Kalskag YKHC’s Health Aide Worker of the Year. The announcement came during YKHC’s annual Tribal Unity Gathering with Delta tribal administrations.

 

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met Tuesday night at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Bethel Planning Commission has granted Cezary Maczynski [pictured] a one year extension on his Conditional Use Permit for Kusko Liquor.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel Planning Commission has granted Cezary Maczynski a one-year extension on his Conditional Use Permit for his planned liquor store. Planning Commission Chair Kathy Hanson says that Maczynski wasn’t sure he’d have enough time to complete the construction needed in the allotted time and requested the extension.

 

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