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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

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.

Joni Beckham (left), Jon Cochrane (center), and Rodney "Mark" Jones (right) have been elected to Bethel's Advisory School Board.
Christine Trudeau & Courtesy of Joni Beckham/Wells Fargo / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Advisory School Board, or ASB, election results are in. Both Rodney "Mark" Jones and Jon Cochrane have secured 3-year seats, and Joni Beckham has secured a 1-year seat.

​On Tuesday night, Bethel's election results were certified and three newcomers joined the Bethel City Council. The council also said goodbye to members Mark Springer and Mayor Richard Robb.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

  

On Tuesday night, Bethel's election results were certified and three newcomers joined the Bethel City Council. The council also said goodbye to members Mark Springer and Mayor Richard Robb.

 

 


After nine years of service, Tuesday was Bethel Mayor Richard Robb’s last night on Bethel City Council.
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

After nine years of service, Tuesday was Bethel Mayor Richard Robb’s last night on city council. Before passing the torch, Robb took a few moments to reflect on his service in a conversation with KYUK’s Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau on Monday.

 

 


Courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

  

Happy Indigenous People's Day! It’s Alaska’s second annual Indigenous People’s Day, a day that did not exist until last year.

 

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott went to Bethel last week to talk about what the Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency Administrative Order can do. He also took a moment to recognize public broadcasting’s John Active, who made major contributions to keeping language a
Katie Basile / KYUK

As the ink dried on Gov. Walker’s signature finalizing the Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency Administrative Order, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott went to Bethel to speak about what the order can do. He also took a moment to recognize public broadcasting’s John Active, who made major contributions to keeping language alive in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

 


Bethel voters have decided that their community should remain wet, for the time being, after the strictest form of local option alcohol control available failed in Tuesday’s election.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

Bethel voters have decided that their community should remain wet, for the time being, after the strictest form of local option alcohol control available failed in Tuesday’s election. Sponsors of the petition drive that put the proposition on the ballot are disappointed, and are now seeking different options for moving forward. One thing is for certain: legal alcohol sales are still a go in Bethel, though for now there are only a beer and wine store and a restaurant selling alcoholic beverages.

 

 


Local option fails in unofficial election results.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

A ballot measure to impose a complete ban on alcohol sales in Bethel under the state's local option law has failed in a close vote, according to unofficial election results.

 


The Lower Kuskokwim School District’s new fleet of school buses has arrived. Buses should be operating by next week, according to Superintendent Dan Walker.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The Lower Kuskokwim School District’s new fleet of school buses has arrived. Buses should be operating by next week, according to Superintendent Dan Walker.

 

The Bethel Advisory School Board, also known as the ASB, has elections on Tuesday, October 2. Three candidates are running for three open seats: Jodi Beckham, Jon Cochrane, and Rodney "Mark" Jones. You can choose to vote for Advisory School Board candidates at either precinct.

 

The polls open at 8 a.m. tomorrow, and Kusko Cab is offering free rides to voters to and from precincts.

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