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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.

Changing the retirement terms for future employees and approving a five-year infrastructure plan are some of the big action items that sit before the Bethel City Council on September 24, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Changing the retirement terms for future employees and approving a five-year infrastructure plan are some of Tuesday night's big action items that sit before the Bethel City Council.

 


Along with KYUK, the City of Bethel is hosting a one-hour call-in with state officials on Local Option starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

Local elections are on October 2, just two weeks away. Do you know where you stand yet on Local Option?

 

 


Despite a low turnout of the candidates vying for a seat on the Bethel City Council, contenders enjoyed a civil, yet lively public forum on Monday, September 17. [Left to right] Anny Cochrane, Shadi Rabi, Mark Springer, and Vice Mayor Fred Watson.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Despite a low turnout of the candidates vying for a seat on the Bethel City Council, contenders enjoyed a civil, yet lively public forum on Monday night.


Carole Jung Jordan
Courtesy of Carole Jung Jordan

  

Born in Bethel and raised in Napakiak, Carole Jung Jordan is running for Bethel City Council in hopes of making a positive difference in the community.

Shadi Rabi
Courtesy of Shadi Rabi

  

In just a little over two and a half years, Shadi Rabi has become a fixture in Bethel’s health and safety community. Now Rabi is running for Bethel City Council.

 

Anny Cochrane
Courtesy of Anny Cochrane

  

It’s her first time running for public office, and Anny Cochrane knows exactly what she wants to bring to Bethel City Council.

Fred Watson
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

Bethel Vice Mayor Fred Watson has always wanted to serve on Bethel City Council. Watson got his shot in 2016, and is now seeking another term.

 

Mark Springer
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Currently completing his third term on Bethel’s City Council, Mark Springer is looking for a fourth; this time running as a write-in candidate.

 

Fritz T. Charles
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

It’s Fritz T. Charles’ second time running for Bethel City Council. Charles is a Member of Bethel’s VFW chapter, sits on the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group, and volunteers with Bethel Search and Rescue. He grew up in Tuntutuliak, and moved to Bethel at 18 for work. Recently he hosted KYUK’s Yuk to Yuk, but resigned to run for City Council.

 

First responders in Bethel won't be going to "Lousetown" any more. Last night, as it enacted a new street numbering system, the Bethel City Council also changed the name of the neighborhood to "East Avenue."
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

First responders in Bethel won't be going to "Lousetown" any more. Last night, as it enacted a new street numbering system, the Bethel City Council also changed the name of the neighborhood to "East Avenue."   

 

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