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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

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Too Many Captains Could Undermine Armed Occupation

Northwest News Network | Jan. 22, 2016 3:01 p.m.

The recent fence takedown by armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge prompts reporter Anna King to dig into what makes anti-government groups tick.

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2 Big Shows Compete Friday Night In Burns

Northwest News Network | Jan. 14, 2016 5:15 p.m.

In Burns, Oregon, this Friday night there'll likely be two big shows in town.

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Occupation By Armed Militia Spurs Economic Boom In Burns

Northwest News Network | Jan. 13, 2016 8:23 a.m.

The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has fatigued Harney County residents. Despite that, businesses are enjoying a bump.

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Burns-Area Residents Call For Kindness With One Another

Northwest News Network | Jan. 12, 2016 5:30 p.m.

At a community meeting Monday night, Harney County Sheriff David Ward once again called for the Bundy brothers and their group to depart in peace.

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Adjacent Neighbors Aren't Bothered By Malheur Occupiers

Northwest News Network | Jan. 11, 2016 6:03 p.m.

Just several miles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, ranchers say they're unafraid of the armed occupiers.

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Mother Of Zambrano-Montes Files Suit Against Pasco Police

Northwest News Network | Jan. 7, 2016 1:59 p.m.

Last February, three Pasco Police officers shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes in a crowded intersection.

local | News | Nation | Politics | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Birders And Businesses Fret Over Oregon's Malheur Refuge

Northwest News Network | Jan. 6, 2016 5:25 p.m.

In Eastern Oregon, Harney County has seen more tourists — a lot of them Baby-Boomer birders.

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Oregon's Jeweled Malheur Has Been Tussled Over For Centuries

Northwest News Network | Jan. 5, 2016 5:56 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Native American tribes, cattle barons, trappers, farmers and wildlife advocates have all fought over what’s now known as Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for centuries.

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Schools In A Wide Swath Around Burns Close Down For Security

Northwest News Network | Jan. 4, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Many Eastern Oregon school children are getting a few more days of holiday this week near Burns.

local | News | Nation | Politics | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Some Oregon Ranchers See Armed Group's Viewpoint

Northwest News Network | Jan. 4, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Ranchers in Harney County said they are frustrated with federal policy that can complicate ranching, logging and farming.

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Hungry Elk And Deer Find Trouble In Variety Of Northwest Towns

Northwest News Network | Jan. 4, 2016 11:45 a.m.

This winter's heavy snows have brought hungry elk and deer down out of the hills into Northwest towns. That's a recipe for trouble.

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Deal Nears On Southeast Washington Candy Mountain Land Deal, Hiking Trail

Northwest News Network | Dec. 31, 2015 7:52 a.m.

Conservationists in Washington's Tri-Cities are nearing a deal to secure a trail right-of-way on a scenic peak. That would get closer to the goal of...

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White Pass To Fully Reopen In Summer 2016

Northwest News Network | Dec. 28, 2015 4:33 p.m.

White Pass near Mt. Rainier is open to drivers and skiers, but damage from washouts and rockslides has reduced Highway 12 to one lane in two spots.

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Plutonium Escapes From Hanford Nuclear Site

Northwest News Network | Dec. 18, 2015 9:55 p.m.

Federal officials are conducting an investigation after plutonium escaped off the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state. The plutonium is left over...

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Washington State Prepares, But Little Winter Bird Flu Detected Yet

Northwest News Network | Dec. 18, 2015 4:49 p.m.

Last year several flocks throughout the Northwest were killed off and disposed of, plus many more in the Midwest. Now Washington state agriculture...

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Will Washington's White Pass Open By Christmas?

Northwest News Network | Dec. 18, 2015 2:57 p.m.

Washington's White Pass on U.S. Highway 12 near Mount Rainier is still closed both eastbound and westbound. Crews are still working 24/7 to open the...

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Daughters of Hanford: B Reactor's Lone Woman Scientist

Northwest News Network | Dec. 17, 2015 4:47 p.m.

In 1944, the U.S. pinned its hope on a secret project to win World War II. The government was counting on the B Reactor at Hanford in southeast...

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Washington State Bears Down On White Pass Repairs

Northwest News Network | Dec. 14, 2015 3:03 p.m.

U.S. Highway 12 at White Pass is still closed to all but local residents both east and west.

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Washington, Oregon Call For Federal Help With Damaged Roads

Northwest News Network | Dec. 11, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The federal government announced Friday that it would send $1 million each to Washington and Oregon for fast road repairs after heavy storms this week....

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White Pass Closed, Cutting Off Residents, Ski Resort

Northwest News Network | Dec. 10, 2015 2:34 p.m.

Washington state transportation officials have crews out assessing the damage to White Pass on U.S. Highway 12 near Mount Rainier Thursday.