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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.

After just two weeks, the City of Bethel let go of their new Assistant Finance Director, Abel Mangieb, who was hired on February 19 and terminated on Friday, March 2.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The City of Bethel’s newly hired Assistant Finance Director was let go after just two weeks on the job.

 

House Community and Regional Affairs hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2018 with Dan Ortiz answering questions on HCR 19, a bill urging Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency for Alaska Native languages.
Alaska State Legislature

A bill to declare a state of emergency for Alaska Native Languages has moved out of one state House committee and into another. House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 19 saw widespread testimonial support from Alaska Native academics, Tribal members, and non-Native Alaskans as well.

 

 

  

House Community and Regional Affairs hearing on Tuesday, March 6 with Dan Ortiz presenting and reading HCR 19 urging Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency.
Alaska State Legislature

Public testimony will continue Thursday on Alaska Native language endangerment.

Bethel City Council decided to postpone a vote on raising some of the maximum rates that cabs can charge for rides.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council decided to postpone a vote on raising some of the maximum rates that cabs can charge for rides. The Bethel City Council wants more time to perfect the proposed increase on the maximum rates charged by taxi cabs.

After reviewing Fili’s Pizza's Liquor License Renewal application on Tuesday, Bethel City Council decided to hold no protest. This means that the renewal application will now appear for review at the next Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting.

 

As of today, Quyana Cab is out of business and its 16 permits have been officially transferred to Kusko Cab.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

As of today, Quyana Cab is out of business and its 16 permits have been officially transferred to Kusko Cab. KYUK sat down with the joint owner of Kusko Cab, Naim Shabani, to get the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


An attempt by two Bethel City Council members to suspend City Manager Peter Williams failed on Tuesday night. Council member Raymond "Thor" Williams is pictured here at the February 13 Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

An attempt by two Bethel City Council members to suspend City Manager Peter Williams failed on Tuesday night. The debate became heated when Council members Raymond "Thor" Williams and Vice Mayor Fred Watson raised concerns over Peter Williams' job performance... and it took place in public view.

 

Elizabeth David of Bethel was named First Alaskans Institute’s new Finance Manager.
Courtesy of the First Alaskans Institute

Elizabeth David of Bethel was named First Alaskans Institute’s new Finance Manager.

 

Starting at 5:45 p.m., come meet Interim Police Chief Burke Waldron on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Bethel City Hall.
Katie Basile / KYUK

He’s a familiar face now, but Bethel is having a “meet and greet” with Interim Police Chief Burke Waldron anyway. It’s scheduled for this Tuesday night at City Hall from 5:45 p.m until 6:30 p.m. City Council is considering taking the "Interim" out of Waldron’s title and permanently offering him the job of Police Chief. His hiring approval is on the council’s agenda Tuesday night.

Alaska Army National Guard Col. Wayne Don, 38th Troop Command commander, pledges the Oath of Office, administered by Alaska Army National Guard Brig.
Sgt. David Bedard / Courtesy of U.S. Army

The deadline is just around the corner for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Honors Institute summer program, also known as RAHI. The college prep program for rural and Alaska Native students has many prominent RAHI program alumni, including Col. Wayne Don from Mekoryuk who gave a keynote address at last years Alaska Federation of Natives conference.

 

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