Northwest News Reporter

Anna King

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri–Cities. She covers the Mid–Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.

The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. She left the west side to attend Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.

While not on the job, 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 Andy Plymale and their muddy Aussie-dog Poa.

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Recent Articles


Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2015 3:49 p.m.

The family of a man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, this month is challenging police investigators' autopsy findings.


Investigation Finds Pasco Shooting Victim Was Shot 5 to 6 Times

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes told reporters Wednesday bullets entered him from the front.


Additional Facts Come Together In Pasco Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 23, 2015 8:17 a.m.

In the Tri-Cities, new facts are emerging in the police shooting of 35-year-old Mexican farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Amid Protests, New Evidence Emerges In Pasco Police Shooting

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was the fourth fatal police shooting in seven months in the city of Pasco, Washington.


Tri-City Latinos Want Feds To Investigate Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 20, 2015 8:54 a.m.

Some Latinos in the Tri-Cities are renewing their call for a federal investigation into last week's Pasco police shooting.


Kennewick Police: Recovered All Bullet Fragments From Pasco Shooting

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

All the bullet fragments have been recovered from the Pasco police shooting scene and body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.


Pasco Residents Call For Federal Investigation Of Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 17, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Local investigations of last week's police shooting in Pasco are ongoing.


Protesters Call For 'Justicia' In March Against Pasco Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 17, 2015 7:26 a.m.

Demonstrators marched the streets of Pasco Saturday to protest the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes Tuesday night.


Pasco Man Killed By Police Not Armed With Gun Or Knife

Northwest News Network | Feb. 13, 2015 7:50 p.m.

The Kennewick police department is investigating the shooting death of a man Tuesday by Pasco police. Sergeant Ken Lattin of the Kennewick P.D. said...


'Trust Us,' Pasco Police Tell Angry Protesters After Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 13, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Tuesday night's shooting of a man near a popular grocery store by three Pasco police officers has angered many residents there. The shooting was...


Welcome To My Town: Pasco, Wash., Through Residents' Eyes

Northwest News Network | Feb. 13, 2015 7:09 a.m.

A fatal shooting in Pasco Tuesday has some saying police used excessive force against the man they killed: Antonio Zambrano-Montes.


Police Supporters Demonstrate In Pasco

Northwest News Network | Feb. 13, 2015 6:37 a.m.

Reacting to a shooting this week of a man by three Pasco, Washington, police, a handful of demonstrators waved an American flag and signs in support of...


Demonstrators Protest Pasco Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 11, 2015 5:42 p.m.

A man allegedly throwing rocks in Pasco near a popular Latino grocery store was shot dead by police officers Tuesday night. A YouTube video shows...


Several Groups To Study Eastern Washington's Milky Rain Mystery

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Last week a dusty rain coated cars and windows across eastern Washington, Oregon and north Idaho.


Hanford Contractor Releases Fresh Plan To Keep Tank Workers Safer

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2015 2:53 p.m.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials Tuesday made public their plan to improve safety for workers in the so-called "tank farms."


National Scientists, Weather Service Dig Into Mystery Of Milky Rain

Northwest News Network | Feb. 9, 2015 4:19 p.m.

Last Friday much of eastern Washington and Oregon was pelted with a dirty rain, but so far scientists do not agree on a cause.


'Milky Rain' Falls On Much Of Eastern Washington

Northwest News Network | Feb. 6, 2015 5:24 p.m.

A mysterious milky, white dirty rain has fallen across much of Eastern Washington and some of Oregon.


Bird Flu Unlikely To Fly Out Of The Northwest Anytime Soon

Northwest News Network | Feb. 6, 2015 12:42 p.m.

Washington state agriculture officials are preparing for the scenario that highly-contagious bird flu will be in the Northwest -- maybe for years.


Thousands Of Birds In Washington Euthanized Over Bird Flu

Northwest News Network | Feb. 5, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Washington state agriculture officials have just finished up the grim task of euthanizing nearly 5,000 birds in Okanogan County.


Hanford Cleanup Board Asks For Health Analysis On Tank Vapors

Northwest News Network | Feb. 4, 2015 4:37 p.m.

The medical histories of radioactive cleanup workers should be examined more closely at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.