Josh Edge, Alaska Public Media

Congressional leaders hope to pass a deal calling for more than $2 trillion in spending cuts, but the door is still open to a downgrade of the government's top-notch credit rating. Last month, Standard & Poor's put the chances that the U.S. could lose its AAA rating at 50 percent if Congress failed to come up with a "credible agreement to reduce the debt."

Gold Rush Alaska and the Klondike are brought alive in a new book by Howard Bluhm.  The lives and thoughts of Soapy Smith, George Carmacks and others are re-constructed from their personal...

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham Seafood processing and fossil fuel processing are the biggest sectors of Alaska's manufacturing economy.  Timber processing fell back some time ago, and shows no growth.  Overall, manufacturing is on the...

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Anchorage police yesterday began posting notices at the city's homeless camps that any possessions left there after 15 days will be confiscated. They have provided a list of locations where...

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The National Transportation Safety Board has begun a hearing this morning on the plane crash that took the life of Senator Ted Stevens and four others north of Dillingham last...

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Substantial progress has been made on corralling a Fairbanks area wildfire.  The Moose Mountain Fire has burned more than 940 acres in an area just northwest of...

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Five Anchorage residents are safe after their pleasure boat, the Nordic Mistress, sank yesterday 85 miles north of Kodiak.  The boat’s operator called in a mayday to...

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak An increasing number of dead birds have been showing up in downtown Kodiak. The die off is attracting the interest of federal officials, who were initially concerned...

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau The Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff has died — at the age of 102.  He passed away Sunday morning at his home in Juneau. He was the first Alaska Native...

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Crews Make Progress in Containing Moose Mountain Fire Dan Bross, KUAC...

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The Moose Mountain wildfire above Goldstream Valley north of Fairbanks is at 800 acres.  The smoke has been clearly visible from the city and an air quality advisory has been...

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The Alaska Aces won game five in Kalamazoo and came home with the Kelly Cup yesterday.  The score was 5 to 3. Download Audio (MP3)

Associated Press The six commercial clammers involved in that fatal boat sinking on the west side of Cook Inlet last week have been identified now. The survivor is Noel Garcia, 42, of Aberdeen, Washington.  He decided...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage U.S. Customs officials have seized more than $1.2 million worth of heroin in three different shipments through Anchorage’s FedEx facility.  The drugs were discovered in April and...

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement or BOEMRE released today a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Chukchi Sea lease sale 193. The draft...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Information released Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicates that Al Qaeda last year considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers in non Muslim seas to...

Daysha Eaton, KDLG – Dillingham Two men face possible federal charges in an ongoing investigation of a shooting of a federally protected Pacific Walrus near a State Sanctuary near Togiak. Download Audio (MP3)

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage A group of scientists who study the Pribilof Islands are on their way to Seattle for a North Pacific Marine science conference. That isn’t big news- since...

Len Anderson, APRN – Anchorage Today the MS Amsterdam makes its first Anchorage appearance of the season with a morning docking and a day long stay.   It’s the second year that the...

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham Many economic indicators point to strong salmon markets this year, which could be good news for those who make their living netting sockeye each summer in Bristol...