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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


Northwest Wheat Farmers Struggle To Plant In Lingering Drought

Northwest News Network | Oct. 2, 2015 10:59 a.m.

In some areas of the Northwest, dryland farmers are getting impatient. They need rain to plant winter wheat.


Daughters of Hanford: A Landscape Written With Human Stories

Northwest News Network | Oct. 1, 2015 12:02 a.m.

In southeast Washington state, a group of farms has been frozen in time. It's at Hanford, the area the federal government took over to make plutonium...


Northwest's Hot Summer Means Apples Are Smaller This Year

Northwest News Network | Sept. 29, 2015 5:44 p.m.

Harvest is revving up at Washington's apple orchards. But this year the fruit they're picking is smaller -- and there is less of it.


Pasco Puts Police Officers Back On The Job After Zambrano-Montes Shooting

Northwest News Network | Sept. 23, 2015 5:20 p.m.

The City of Pasco, Washington, announced Wednesday it’s putting two police officers back to work. The officers were put on leave after shooting farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes to death in February.


Washington State Agriculture Plates Up Trade Opportunities During China Leader's Visit

Northwest News Network | Sept. 22, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Washington's second largest industry, agriculture, is looking for a place at the negotiation table Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

News | local

Washington Sues Feds Over Hanford Tank Worker Safety

Northwest News Network | Sept. 2, 2015 1:43 p.m.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors over worker safety at Hanford.


Mild Weather Conditions Aid Washington's Wildfire Fight

Northwest News Network | Sept. 1, 2015 2:11 p.m.

The Chelan and Okanogan Complex fires total more than 230,000 acres. Both fires still threaten more than 8,000 homes.

News | local

Amid Fires, Downed Fences Make Good Neighbors

Northwest News Network | Sept. 1, 2015 9:09 a.m.

In the poem "Mending Wall," Robert Frost lays down the well-worn quote, "Good fences make good neighbors." In this year’s dramatic Northwest wildfires, ranchers and neighbors are cutting down “good fences” of all kinds.


Here Are Seven Northwest Mountains Named For White Men

Northwest News Network | Aug. 31, 2015 4:35 p.m.

The 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was remembered Sunday night in Richland, Washington. About 50 people gathered near the Columbia...

Flora and Fauna | Food | Nation

In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 4:14 p.m.

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.


Escaping Wildfire With 15 Horses In Tow

Northwest News Network | Aug. 21, 2015 5:32 p.m.

Methow Valley ranchers and their horses fled fire in Central Washington this week. They hauled the horses out in convoys of trailers. Now one herd of 15 horses has been evacuated to the a ranch outside of Wenatchee.


Keep Fighting: An Account Of Getting News Of Death On The Fire Line

Northwest News Network | Aug. 21, 2015 8:41 a.m.

Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in the wildfire near Twisp, Washington. Another 3,000 are currently on the job around the state.

Environment | local

Winds Whipping Up As Thousands Fight Fires In Washington State

Northwest News Network | Aug. 20, 2015 6:14 p.m.

Wildfires are burning across nearly 600 square miles of Washington state and the forecast today calls for strong winds in the most affected areas.

Environment | News | local

Washington Officials Call For Feds To Help Fund Firefighting

Northwest News Network | Aug. 20, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Elected officials are asking the Obama administration for federal money to help Washington state fight wildfires.

Environment | News | local

Chelan Complex Fires Give Lake A Ghostly Quality

Northwest News Network | Aug. 19, 2015 3:04 p.m.

Fires continue to burn around Lake Chelan in central Washington with the smoke now visible from space.

News | local

Chainsaws And Helicopters: The Sounds Of A Firefight

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

Correspondent Anna King brings us the sound of the front lines of the First Creek fire near Lake Chelan in north central Washington.

Environment | News | local

Boulders And Bees Make Chelan Complex Fires A Hard Fight

Northwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2015 5:41 p.m.

The Chelan Complex fires have grown to more than 123,000 acres and still have Lake Chelan surrounded.


Firefighters Struggle To Gain Control Of Chelan Complex Fires

Northwest News Network | Aug. 17, 2015 4:34 p.m.

Nearly 3,000 residents have been evacuated so far and dozens of homes have burned as firefighters struggle to gain any control over the blaze.


Washington Fire Drops Ash Like Snow, Destroys Fruit Co-op

Northwest News Network | Aug. 17, 2015 7:28 a.m.

As ash fell Sunday on downtown Chelan, Washington, a nearby fruit packing cooperative that called itself the world's largest stood in ruins. It's one of...