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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.

City Council voted unanimously to receive grant funds from the Alaska Division Of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel.

Alaska celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday and first peoples in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta joined in the celebrations along with tribal communities across the state.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Alaska celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday and first peoples in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta joined in the celebrations along with tribal communities across the state. KYUK has this story from the Kuskokwim University Campus Indigenous Peoples' Day gathering.

 

 


At the end of the month, The Coastal Villages Region Fund will begin accepting applications from eligible villagers for subsidies for purchasing transportation equipment and other gear. This is the eighth round of what they call the "People Propel Program," which offers up to a 30 percent discount on equipment such as, “more efficient boats, motors, snow machines, ATVs, and other gear,” according to a press release. Coastal Villages said that over $975,000 in benefits is available this year.

 

Following last week’s election for Bethel City Council, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall. Mayor Richard Robb is back in City Hall this week, October 10, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Following last week’s Bethel City Council election, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall.

 

After certifying the election, an oath will be administered to the six candidates with the most votes: Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At Tuesday’s meeting, Bethel City Council will review and then vote on whether to certify the results of the October 3 municipal elections. After certifying the election, an oath will be administered to the six candidates with the most votes: Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb.

Susan Murphy served on the LKSD Board for 12 years. She decided not to seek reelection this term and is pictured here at the Bethel Cultural Center on October 4, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Susan Murphy will step down as the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s board chair this month. Murphy served on the board for 12 years, and will be replaced by newly elected City Councilman Raymond “Thor” Williams. KYUK sat down with Murphy in her home last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tonight at the Bethel Cultural Center, a celebration of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s first peoples is taking place.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The second Monday in October is Alaska’s first official Indigenous Peoples' Day, once celebrated as Columbus Day. The Bethel Cultural Center will be celebrating the first peoples of the YK Delta at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 9. The Kuskokwim Campus, along with all University of Alaska Fairbanks rural campuses, have planned a day packed with activities.

 

Naim Shabani, part owner of Kusko Cab, was elected to be the first Albanian to serve on the Bethel City Council.
Naim Shabani / City of Bethel

The unofficial tallies are in and Bethel has voted Naim Shabani, part owner of Kusko Cab, to be the first Albanian to serve on our City Council. He sat down at KYUK studios with municipal reporter Christine Trudeau on Thursday to discuss what this win means for both him and Bethel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Unofficial returns from the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board election show incumbent Clarence Daniel holding onto Seat H and Raymond "Thor" Williams replacing Susan Murphy.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Unofficial returns from the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board election show incumbent Clarence Daniel holding onto Seat H for another three-year term, and a newly elected City Council member replacing Susan Murphy, who has left Seat E. Raymond "Thor" Williams won two elections Tuesday and will serve on both the School Board and Bethel City Council, according to unofficial results.

According to unofficial election results released last night on the city's website, Bethel's sales tax on alcohol could see an increase and six City Council members have secured their seats.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel's sales tax on alcohol could see an increase and six candidates have secured seats on Bethel's City Council, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday on the city's website. Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb received the most number of votes, with 20 percent of Bethel's eligible voters casting ballots.

 

 

 


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