Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network
Anna King is the Richland, Washington, correspondent for the Northwest News Network, covering the Mid–Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.
She attended Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.
The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. Anna enjoys trail running, clam digging, hiking and wine tasting with friends. She's most at peace on top a Northwest mountain with her husband and their muddy, Aussie dog.
Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.
Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, is a more than 9,000-year-old skeleton. He was found in 1996, in the shallows of the Columbia River by two students. The skeleton had a stone point embedded in his hip — and is now one of the most-studied sets of ancient remains in the world.
The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who declined to do flowers for a same-sex wedding broke the state's anti...
Northwest farmers are getting a bit antsy to start spring prep. But they are tallying up damage from a harsh winter — and they’re worried it’s not over yet.
Northwest residents are surrounded by thousands of dams, some in a state of disrepair. And now the emergency at California’s Oroville Dam has sharpened interest in dam safety.
Environment | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.
In Washington and Oregon, head-high piles of snow are starting to melt out east of the Cascades. But even Northwest cities that are used to clearing abundant snow are tallying up extra costs this winter.
A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.
President Donald Trump signed executive orders to increase immigration enforcement officers, deport individuals living in the country illegally and build a wall along the border with Mexico — all while Northwest farmers say they can’t hire enough people to pick fruit or work in packing houses.
local | Agriculture | NewsNorthwest News Network | Feb. 1, 2017 6:15 p.m.
During winter's coldest months, snow can protect winter wheat like a blanket on a bed. But if it hangs around too long it can cause problems.
The recent testy back-and-forth between President Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — could end in real cash losses for agriculture in the Northwest.
Old Man Winter has struck again east of the Cascades. Residents woke up Wednesday to find the deep snow covering the area frosted by an ice storm.
Two closely tied agriculture exporters in the Northwest — beef producers and hay farmers — will be affected by the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in very different ways.
A major storm east of the Cascades dumped snow and closed businesses and schools Monday. The weather has also been a factor in several accidents and deaths.
Nation | Environment | local | AgricultureNorthwest News Network | Jan. 3, 2017 2:16 p.m.
Low temperatures, snow drifts and northeasterly winds east of the Cascades are making things difficult for Northwest ranchers and dairy owners.
At Seattle's Burke Museum, an ancient set of bones has been watched over carefully for nearly two decades.
The tribes call Kennewick Man the Ancient One. And Armand Minthorn has been one of the most visible Northwest Native Americans fighting to rebury those...
Environment | History | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Dec. 20, 2016 4:21 p.m.
The Northwest tribes feel a sense of completion knowing Kennewick Man's ancient bones will rest again in the Earth. But scientists say they are losing a one-of-a-kind storyteller forever.
Environment | History | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Dec. 20, 2016 8:30 a.m.
Kennewick Man is an ancient skeleton found along the banks of the Columbia River by students in 1996. The discovery caused a legal battle between Northwest tribes and scientists. But now, President Barack Obama has signed a bill that requires the 9,000-year-old remains be returned to tribes within 90 days.
Environment | History | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Dec. 19, 2016 5:10 p.m.
Kennewick Man is a 9,000-year-old skeleton found on the banks of the Columbia River about 20 years ago by students. Washington Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat, championed a bill that gives the ancient bones to the tribes. It was recently signed into law by President Barack Obama.