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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.

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When the new hospital expansion in Bethel is completed, patients and visitors will be able to do something they have never been able to do before: they will be able to drive up to the front door and walk in, without going up a ramp or stairs.

"Even though the building is raised up in the air and on pilings like most buildings in Bethel," says Kent Crandall, the project manager for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation expansion, "we're going to raise the drive up so they can be dropped off and walk straight in on grade like most hospitals anywhere in the world."

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State officials are planning to meet with locals next week as they wait for the kings to arrive.

Alaska's Fish and Game Commissioner, Sam Cotten, and his staff will be in Bethel next week to learn more about the Kuskokwim River king salmon crisis. Next Wednesday, June 21, Cotten, along with the directors of the Division of Commercial Fisheries and the Division of Subsistence, will be joining the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group meeting to learn more about the region and to visit and chat with locals.

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the O
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the October ballot.

 

Ordinance 17-27 has been put off for a final adoption vote until the next City Council meeting on June 27. Council member Leif Albertson said that there needs to be further clarification on the amendment before a final vote.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

An amendment to update City of Bethel nuisance codes to eliminate any loopholes that could impact victims of domestic violence, such as eviction by landlords for calling the police too many times, has been put off for a final adoption vote until the next City Council meeting.

 

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council voted to adopt the fiscal year 2018 budget with a vote of four to two. The dissenting votes were from Mayor Rick Robb and Vice Mayor Fred Watson.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council voted to adopt the fiscal year 2018 budget with a vote of four to two. The dissenting votes were from Mayor Rick Robb and Vice Mayor Fred Watson. Both had remaining concerns over the budget not being balanced.

 

Jacqueline Cleveland

Blanche Jacobs, passionate local advocate and long time paralegal for the Bethel District Attorney’s Office, passed away recently. Jacobs, 75, had made her home in Bethel after participating in the Vista Volunteer Program in Kongiganak in the early '70s.

 

Tuesday June 13, is the regularly scheduled Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Tuesday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting has a pretty long list of business to cover, but many of those items are on the consent agenda, which means that they’re up for a simple vote without a scheduled discussion. This could change for any particular item, however, should any Council member decide to pull it from the consent agenda for separate discussion.  

 

Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m., Bethel residents can bring their e-waste to AVCP container vans near Cezary’s Auto Body Shop on Front Street.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents' Environmental Department has been trying to get ahead of the curve on recycling electronic waste - or e-waste - from Bethel for the past several years. That’s according to Ben Balivet, AVCP’s Environmental Manager.

 

For the past decade, the Coastal Villages Region Fund has offered youth internship programs over the summer. This year, 13 interns have been selected to work full-time with various CVRF Community Service Centers.

 

After last week’s meeting at Ayaprun School, KYUK spoke with the architect managing the school's new building project. This image was taken last year, one year after the Kilbuck fire that burnt down Ayaprun's original location.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

After last week’s meeting at Ayaprun School, KYUK spoke with the architect managing the school's new building project. Chris Chiei said that he had a great many takeaways after speaking with the Ayaprun community.

 

“I think that overall, they want and they deserve a facility that is truly designed for how they have evolved to operate their program,” said Chiei. “The other is that they’re in a facility that truly reflects the uniqueness of the region and their culture.”

 

 

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