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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


Parading America For 50 Years In In A Remote Northwest Wheat Field

Northwest News Network | June 30, 2016 5:03 a.m.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. And in the tiny wheat-farming town of Johnson, Washington, they're getting ready for the 50th year of what...

Education | local | News

WSU's New Power Couple Aims To Advance University — Together

Northwest News Network | June 13, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Monday is Kirk Schulz’s first official day as the 11th president of Washington State University. In some brief public appearances across WSU’s campuses, the president’s wife has been greeting students and colleagues too.

News | local

Northwest Tribes Push One More Law To Rebury Kennewick Man

Northwest News Network | June 6, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Several Northwest tribes are in Washington D.C. this week to ask for the passage of one more law to help rebury the remains known as "Kennewick Man" or the "Ancient One."

Economy | local | Agriculture | News

Nervous Farmers, Thrill-Seeking Kayakers Chase Dwindling Northwest Water

Northwest News Network | June 3, 2016 7 p.m.

Early this winter, skiers in the Northwest were excited. But then after about Christmas things turned dour. The once-epic snowpack is now long gone.

News | local

When Wildfire Rages Near Gorge Concerts, What's The Plan?

Northwest News Network | May 31, 2016 6:30 p.m.

If you're at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington and there's a large wildfire, you might want to consider missing the next set of your favorite band.

News | local

Pasco Police Shooting Inquest Off Again, On Again

Northwest News Network | May 26, 2016 6:17 p.m.

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel has called repeatedly for an inquest into the 2015 police shooting of farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington.

Politics | News | local

Kennewick Councilman Defends Anti-Latino Remarks To A Divided Public

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 7:21 a.m.

"You're not funny, Bob." That was the opinion of one man who shouted his disapproval after tepid applause for Bob Parks, Kennewick city councilman Tuesday night.

local | Agriculture | News

Northwest Blueberry Farmers Fighting Epic Spring Battle Against Frost

Northwest News Network | March 31, 2016 5:15 p.m.

In Northwest farm country, tiny blueberry buds are already starting to plump up. But cold snaps could kill them. To save more of those fruit-bearing buds, blueberry farmers are currently waging an epic battle against frost.

Health | News | local

CDC Helps State Test For Valley Fever In Eastern Washington Soil

Northwest News Network | March 30, 2016 2:43 p.m.

The emergence of nine cases of a fungal infection known as Valley Fever in southeast Washington over the last five years has state and federal health officials concerned.


City Councils Still Whiter Than Their Northwest Towns

Northwest News Network | March 28, 2016 8:45 p.m.

The city council of Kennewick, in southeast Washington state, is currently made up of seven white men. The city is 24 percent Latino, according to the last census.

News | local

Hanford Contractors Defend Worksite Culture, Scrutinize Whistleblower

Northwest News Network | March 18, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Higher-level managers for major Hanford contractors testified in a three-day U.S. Department of Labor hearing this week. The case is over the layoff of a whistleblower at the southwest Washington nuclear site’s under-construction waste treatment plan.

Business | local | Environment | News

Workers Outline Problems At Hanford Treatment Plant

Northwest News Network | March 17, 2016 7:42 a.m.

Hanford construction workers and managers testified in day two of a U.S. Department of Labor hearing Wednesday in Kennewick, where a different image emerged of  the site's under-construction waste treatment plant than is usually presented to the public.

local | Environment | News

Former Hanford Workers Claim Dangerous Pranks, Falsified Reports

Northwest News Network | March 16, 2016 8:11 a.m.

Several former Hanford construction workers testified in a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in Kennewick Tuesday, saying managers at the nuclear site played dangerous pranks that ended in workers with bloodied fingers, an injured knee, a hurt arm and glue smeared across the face. 

local | Environment | News

Inslee To Energy Department: Let's Make Up, Make Progress On Hanford Cleanup

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants a federal court order to bring more cooperation from the U.S. Department of Energy for cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.

Politics | Energy | local | Environment | News

Federal Court To Hanford Managers: Finish Cleanup With More Transparency

Northwest News Network | March 12, 2016 8:08 p.m.

A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Energy Friday to step up its solutions and timeline to clean up tank waste at Hanford in southeast Washington.

NW Life | Animals | News | local

Amtrak Trains Let Cats And Dogs Ride The Northwest

Northwest News Network | March 4, 2016 5:31 p.m.

On Monday, Amtrak opens its Cascades trains to cats and dogs between Eugene and Bellingham. But there are some guidelines.

News | local

Franklin County Commission OKs Coroner's Inquest Into Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | March 2, 2016 5:48 p.m.

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel has been fighting for a juried-review into the shooting of a Pasco, Washington, farmworker for more than a year.


Expanded Investigation Into Safety Culture Likely At Columbia Generating Station

Northwest News Network | March 1, 2016 10:30 a.m.

At the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station, a recent anonymous letter has spurred a $150,000 investigation so far into the plant’s performance.

News | local

Anonymous Letter Prompts Probe Of Northwest's Only Nuclear Power Plant

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Independent investigators are onsite at the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station, north of Richland, Washington.

local | Agriculture | News

Sweet Science: Northwest Blueberries Vs. Cold Snaps

Northwest News Network | Feb. 25, 2016 5:23 p.m.

In Northwest farm country, tiny blueberry buds are already starting to plump up. But cold snaps could kill them.