Christine Trudeau


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.

Louise Russell

Following their first trip to the State Judo Championships, Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Judo Club is back on the mat for the last few practices before summer break. After taking home multiple titles, the team is amped to return next year.




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Bethel Search and Rescue honors their own Bertha Chase for more than 30 years of service as BSAR Treasurer. The award was given out at last week’s BSAR meeting in Bethel.  

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The Lower Kuskokwim School District will launch their new website next week. The announcement came during their school board meeting, last Friday. LKSD said the launch comes as part of a comprehensive communication plan aimed at improving their online presence.



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A two-car accident last Friday has left no one with any serious injuries. The accident took place outside of Fili’s Pizza, when a silver GMC Sierra and a yellow Ford Escape collided.

Bethel Search and Rescue

On Monday evening, Bethel Search and Rescue, or BSAR, took an aerial survey river check. BSAR Chief, Mike Riley says they followed the Kuskokwim from the Johnson River to Akiak, spotting open holes with broken up ice inside.

Warren Polk

Seven Bethel students placed in the statewide judo competition. Three came in first in their weight classes: Lindsey Beans-Polk, Samuel Beans-Polk and Emily Madison. Leif Nelson and Axel Madison placed second in their weight classes. Soren Nelson took third, and Brenna Rice fourth.


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Mayor Rick Robb’s third attempt to lower Bethel’s sales tax rate has failed. At Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting, Mayor Robb proposed lowering Bethel’s sales tax from 6 percent, to 5.75 percent.


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.