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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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Crews Struggle To Fix Roads Hammered By Snow And Rain East Of The Cascades

Northwest News Network | Feb. 22, 2017 3:20 p.m.

Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.

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At Long Last, Northwest Tribes Rebury Kennewick Man

Northwest News Network | Feb. 19, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Richland, Washington

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.


Same-Sex Couple In Arlene's Flowers Case Wary Of Trump Administration

Northwest News Network | Feb. 18, 2017 9:45 a.m.

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...


As Spring Nears, Some Northwest Farmers Fall Behind

Northwest News Network | Feb. 18, 2017 8:15 a.m.

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.

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Dam Experts Say Maintenance, Oversight Stretched Nationwide

Northwest News Network | Feb. 15, 2017 7 p.m.

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.

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As Northwest Snow Recedes, Snow Removal Costs Tally Up

Northwest 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.

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Travelers Stuck In Central Washington Moving Again After Passes Reopen

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:32 p.m.

A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.

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Northwest Farmworkers Wary Of Trump Administration's Mexican Crackdown

Northwest News Network | Feb. 1, 2017 7 p.m.

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.

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Crop-Eating Mold Can Take Hold Of Northwest Wheat After 100 Days Of Snow

Northwest 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.


Northwest Apple Growers Fret Over Trump's Mexico Scuffle

Northwest News Network | Jan. 27, 2017 6:15 p.m.

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.

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Parents Are Feeling Trapped As Snow Days Pile Up In The Tri-Cities

Northwest News Network | Jan. 18, 2017 4:11 p.m.

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.

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NW Agricultural Exporters Have Different Views On A Trump Presidency

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 p.m.

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.

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Snow Storms Jam Up Life And Work East Of The Cascades

Northwest News Network | Jan. 10, 2017 8:30 a.m.

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.

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Northwest Ranchers And Dairies Struggle Against Freezing Temps, Wind Chill

Northwest 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.

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Kennewick Man's Reluctant Custodian Will Be Glad To Give Up The Job

Northwest News Network | Dec. 20, 2016 6:47 p.m.

At Seattle's Burke Museum, an ancient set of bones has been watched over carefully for nearly two decades.

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Northwest Tribes Know Exactly How They Want To Return The Ancient One To Earth

Northwest News Network | Dec. 20, 2016 6:16 p.m.

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...

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Back In The Ground, Kennewick Man Will Be Lost To Science

Northwest 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.

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Native Americans In Oregon Say Kennewick Man Was One Of Them

Northwest 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.

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Murray Celebrates Imminent Return Of Kennewick Man To Northwest Tribes

Northwest 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.

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Pasco Police Cleared In Shooting Inquest

Northwest News Network | Dec. 14, 2016 6:36 p.m.

A coroner's inquest this week cleared the three Pasco police officers who shot a farmworker in February 2015.