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Richland Correspondent

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


Daughters of Hanford: 'Translating' Hanford Cleanup And America's Nuclear Legacy

Northwest News Network | July 1, 2015 8:35 a.m.

To understand Hanford and its nuclear legacy, many newcomers need a "translator" like Liz Mattson.


Zambrano-Montes Family Grieves, Shocked By Videos Of Their Son's Death

Northwest News Network | July 1, 2015 6:41 a.m.

After watching newly disclosed videos of their son's death, the parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the Pasco, Washington, man shot by police in...


'Vast' Amount Of Data Released To Family Of Man Shot By Pasco Police

Northwest News Network | July 1, 2015 12:48 a.m.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Washington, in February, have new details about their son's...


Washington, Oregon Set To Harvest Record Blueberry Crops

Northwest News Network | June 24, 2015 4:35 p.m.

The Northwest's mild winter and warm spring has been good for blueberries. And now Washington and Oregon are on-track to harvest record crops this year.


WSU President Elson Floyd Dies At 59

Northwest News Network | June 22, 2015 6:47 a.m.

Washington State University President Elson Floyd died Saturday at age 59. WSU announced in early June that Floyd was stepping away from his duties...


Some Washington Cherry Orchards Short Of Labor This Year

Northwest News Network | June 19, 2015 2:54 p.m.

Northwest sweet cherry experts are reporting that some orchards are having a hard time getting their fruit picked this year.


Sweet Northwest Cherries Get A New First-Class Direct Flight To Asia

Northwest News Network | June 12, 2015 3:48 p.m.

Northwest cherry season is upon us. And officials have just struck a deal to get more of those cherries to prime Asian markets like South Korea and China.


Washington Orchard Pays $2.25M Over Immigration Violations

Northwest News Network | June 4, 2015 6 p.m.

An orchard in southeastern Washington state says the U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. That's the response Thursday from Broetje...


Groups Ask Washington State To Stop Logging Burned Areas Of Methow Valley

Northwest News Network | June 3, 2015 9:10 a.m.

Recent flash flooding in the Methow Valley area in northeast Washington state has critics asking the state to stop logging there.


Daughters Of Hanford: The Nagging Mom Of Radioactive Cleanup

Northwest News Network | June 1, 2015 7:41 a.m.

For decades Patty Murray's image has been the working mom of the U.S. Senate. Agree with it or not, she's brought home the bacon: Murray's funneled...


Feds Step In To Help Pasco Police Engage With Community

Northwest News Network | May 27, 2015 5:55 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice is having Pasco, Washington, police officers and residents meet for coffee and a conversation Wednesday following the...


Feds Strike New Deal On K-West Basin Sludge Cleanup At Hanford

Northwest News Network | May 26, 2015 6:05 p.m.

Two branches of the federal government struck a deal Tuesday on when to clean up radioactive sludge near the Columbia River.


Feds Question Northwest Nuclear Plant Evacuation Plans

Northwest News Network | May 19, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Last summer officials at the only Northwest nuclear power plant changed their public evacuation plans and the federal government says in a report it wasn’t informed.


Northwest States Face Early Signs Of Wildfire Summer

Northwest News Network | May 15, 2015 4:44 p.m.

As Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency Friday, the wildfire outlook has fire officials concerned in Washington, Oregon...

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Washington Governor Declares Statewide 'Snowpack Drought'

Northwest News Network | May 15, 2015 2:37 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency due to low snowpack Friday.


Federal Court Decision Could Alter Cleanup Timelines At Hanford

Northwest News Network | May 13, 2015 5:40 p.m.

Federal courts may force the U.S. Department of Energy to adhere to new timelines to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington...


Drought Forces Large Group Of Yakima Valley Farmers To Turn Off The Spigot

Northwest News Network | May 12, 2015 5:18 p.m.

The Roza Irrigation District in Eastern Washington's Yakima Valley is shutting off the water for two weeks because of drought. About a billion dollars...


Deepening Northwest Drought Poses Challenges For Farmers

Northwest News Network | May 5, 2015 2:16 p.m.

A drive across the Northwest quickly reveals things look really dry everywhere.


Drought Could Mean Less Whitewater, More Demand From Rafters

Northwest News Network | May 4, 2015 4:02 p.m.

From Wenatchee, Washington, to Bend, Oregon, whitewater rafting guides are preparing for a flood of business as school lets out. But this year's low...


Pasco Protesters Plan Float For Cinco De Mayo Parade

Northwest News Network | April 29, 2015 9:12 a.m.

In Pasco, Washington, a group of protesters have regularly closed down main streets and staged "die-ins" since February's police shooting of farmworker...