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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.

Bethel voters will decide whether or not to return to local option on October 2, 2018.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

KYUK hosted a city-sponsored call-in show on Thursday to discuss questions Bethel voters have on the upcoming ballot measure Proposition 1, regarding banning alcohol sales under the state's local option law.

 


Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

KYUK hosted a live call-in show on Thursday, sponsored as part of an effort by the City of Bethel to provide impartial facts on the upcoming public vote on local option. Jedediah Smith, Local Government Specialist with the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, joined KYUK to answer questions about Local Option Proposition 1, which comes before Bethel voters on October 2.

 

 


Bethel City Manager Peter Williams presented an updated list of infrastructure projects for the Bethel City Council, starting with things needed this year and next.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel City Council is starting to get their infrastructure ducks in a row. This week, council voted unanimously to put a five-year capital improvement plan into action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

On October 2, Bethel residents will vote on whether to return to a local option status. This status would prohibit local alcohol sales while still allowing for alcohol importation.

 

After much negotiation with the state Court System, the Bethel City Council renewed the lease for the Nora Guinn Justice Complex for 10 years.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

After much negotiation with the state's court system, the Bethel City Council renewed the lease for the Nora Guinn Justice Complex for 10 years.

 

In a three to two vote, Bethel's City Attorney, Patty Burley, was denied a 3 percent raise Tuesday night following her annual performance evaluation.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

In a three to two vote, Bethel's City Attorney, Patty Burley, was denied a 3 percent raise Tuesday night following her annual performance evaluation.

 

The Bethel City Council voted unanimously to support an effort to reform a part of the state retirement system, known as PERS, on September 26, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council voted unanimously to support an effort to reform a part of the state retirement system, known as PERS, on September 26, 2018.

 

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.


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