Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network
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.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are starting to install a thick plastic covering over a tunnel that collapsed on May 9.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8 a.m.
Federal contractors plan to install another level of containment over the tunnel that caved in at the Hanford nuclear site on May 9.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | May 15, 2017 6:45 p.m.
One week ago workers found a tunnel filled with radioactive waste caved in at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington. State officials and tribes are calling for quick cleanup action.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.
Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.
Tuesday morning an emergency response was triggered at the Hanford nuclear site when a hole was found in the roof of a buried tunnel nearby a mothballed plutonium processing plant. So what exactly is in that tunnel?
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.
Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest Public Radio | May 9, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Some workers at a former chemical processing plant have been evacuated and about 3,000 others near the area at the center of the Hanford Site were directed to take shelter indoors.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 4, 2017 7:15 p.m.
Holden Village, a retreat center at the tip of Lake Chelan that's been mostly closed due to mine remediation work, is ready to fully re-open.
News | Agriculture | localNorthwest News Network | April 27, 2017 7 p.m.
An unusually cold and wet spring has Northwest asparagus growers anxious because the crop isn't coming up.
“Communities, law enforcement, perceive problems that really exist, as opposed to sometimes perceived problems," Mayor Robert Thompson said.
With climate change and the decline of honey bees, Northwest farmers are looking for more reliable ways to pollinate cherry and apple trees.
News | Environment | local | EnergyNorthwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.
The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.
Returning an ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man to the earth was a private affair. After decades of legal battling, a couple hundred people...
In Washington state, experts say probably more than half of the workers harvesting the apples you eat and the asparagus you grill are undocumented. And farmers and undocumented workers are bracing for deportations President Donald Trump has promised.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | March 20, 2017 9 p.m.
Over the weekend, a large diesel spill developed on the Columbia River near downtown Wenatchee, Washington. So far, state officials haven’t been able to locate the source of the spill.
News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | March 13, 2017 5:45 p.m.
The Northwest has had above-average snowpack and rain in many areas this winter. But all that water has wildland fire managers concerned about the terrain’s greening cheatgrass.
News | Environment | Agriculture | localNorthwest News Network | March 3, 2017 7:11 p.m.
Wine scientists and grape growers will converge in the Tri-Cities, Washington, next week to talk about how to produce high-quality wine when the climate is getting more extreme.
Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.
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.