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Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network

Anna King

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.

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Recent Articles

News | local

Residents Sue Washington State Over Carlton Complex Response

Northwest News Network | Nov. 19, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Three people are suing the State of Washington over the response to 2014's Carlton Complex fire.

News | local

Post Wildfires, Washington Officials Warn Of Floods, Mudslides

Northwest News Network | Nov. 17, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Following a summer of record wildfires across the Northwest, Washington state officials worry that residents in burned-over areas could be facing floods.

News | local

Eastern Washington Residents With French Roots React To Paris Tragedy

Northwest News Network | Nov. 17, 2015 12:15 p.m.

A handful of fairly-famous Eastern Washington winemakers and cult foodies have strong roots in France.


Daughters Of Hanford: She Was Heckled For Exposing Our Nuclear Past

Northwest News Network | Nov. 16, 2015 12:02 a.m.

In 1987, late in the Cold War, in a government reading room in Richland , Washington, a historian was studying newly released documents about the...


Hanford B Reactor Now Officially A National Park

Northwest News Network | Nov. 11, 2015 2:19 p.m.

Hanford officials and community boosters In southeast Washington are hosting a celebration Thursday at an historic nuclear reactor. 


Northwest Farmers, Agribusiness Behind Measures To Ensure International Shipping

Northwest News Network | Nov. 5, 2015 4:29 p.m.

Northwest farmers are watching several bills closely in Congress that would try to keep trade moving through ports in the event of a labor dispute.

local | News | Environment

Government May Push Cleanup Deadlines On Hanford's Central Plateau

Northwest News Network | Nov. 4, 2015 4:19 p.m.

Cleaning up the central part of the Hanford nuclear reservation will take even longer. That's the bottom line of a series of regional public comment...

Business | News | local

Alcoa To Shut Down Ferndale And Wenatchee Aluminum Smelters

Northwest News Network | Nov. 2, 2015 6:16 p.m.

Alcoa announced Monday it will close down major parts of its aluminum operations in Wenatchee and Ferndale, Washington. 


Daughters of Hanford: 'You Mean The Geologist Is A Girl?'

Northwest News Network | Nov. 2, 2015 7:32 a.m.

Geochemist Frannie Smith would like to see more girls get into science like she did. Women make up only about 25 percent of geoscientists in the U.S....

News | Agriculture

Farmers Worry Fruit Trees, Grape Vines Not Ready For Winter

Northwest News Network | Oct. 30, 2015 4:18 p.m.

For the next week temperatures in Washington's farmland are predicted to be mild. But wine grape growers and orchardists still worry a cold snap could still hurt them.


Fish Managers: 2016 May Be Worse On Fish In Northwest

Northwest News Network | Oct. 28, 2015 3:14 p.m.

The summer’s early snowmelt, record temps and drought in the Northwest killed young hatchery fish and adult fish returning to spawn. And federal experts are expecting 2016 to be even worse for fish.

History | News | local

Federal Agencies To Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Northwest News Network | Oct. 21, 2015 6:30 p.m.

On Nov. 10, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior will enter into an agreement establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.


Yakama Nation Granted Jurisdiction Over Some Crimes On Reservation

Northwest News Network | Oct. 20, 2015 2:17 p.m.

The Yakama Nation will have more control with its tribal police and courts over crimes committed on the nation’s reservation. That’s according to the federal Interior Department this week.


Daughters of Hanford: Coming Of Atomic Age On The Columbia River

Northwest News Network | Oct. 14, 2015 5:19 p.m.

For the fifth time in 15 years, the state of Washington is fighting the federal government in court over Hanford cleanup. The state's top cleanup...


Two Critically Injured, Inspectors On Site After Priest Rapids Dam Explosion

Northwest News Network | Oct. 9, 2015 4 p.m.

Updated -- Officials with the Grant County Public Utility District say an electrical equipment failure is to blame for an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam...


Explosion, Injuries At Central Washington Dam

Northwest News Network | Oct. 9, 2015 7:53 a.m.

An explosion at a central Washington dam Thursday afternoon injured six workers, two critically. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle was treating five...


Hanford 'Downwinders' Case Ends After Decades In Court

Northwest News Network | Oct. 8, 2015 4:57 p.m.

After more than two decades of fighting in court, the Hanford Downwinders case has ended. The approximately 3,000 Downwinders have all either dropped...

local | News | Environment

Should The Public Have Access To Rattlesnake Mountain?

Northwest News Network | Oct. 8, 2015 2:45 p.m.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will hold public meetings the week of Oct. 12 in Richland, Washington, about opening Rattlesnake Mountain to the public.


Public Meetings Will Discuss Access To Southeast Washington's Rattlesnake Mountain

Northwest News Network | Oct. 8, 2015 2:45 p.m.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will hold public meetings the week October 12 in Richland, Washington, about opening Rattlesnake Mountain to the...


Obama Sells Trade Proposal As A Win For Agriculture

Northwest News Network | Oct. 6, 2015 5:16 p.m.

President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Tuesday hailed a pending trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The deal...