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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

News | Environment | local | Energy

Plastic Covering Installed Over Collapsed Hanford Tunnel

Northwest 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 | local

Hanford Tunnel Getting An Extra Layer Of Protection

Northwest 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 | Energy

Digging Into The History Of Hanford's Radioactive Waste Tunnels

Northwest 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 | local

Washington State Presses Feds For Cleanup At Hanford

Northwest 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.


What Is Actually In That Caved-In Tunnel At Hanford?

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 7:45 p.m.

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 | local

Hanford Contractors Begin Filling Collapsed Tunnel With Soil

Northwest 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 | Energy

Emergency Declared At Hanford Nuclear Site In Washington

Northwest 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 | local

Holden Village At Lake Chelan To Welcome Summer Guests Again

Northwest 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 | local

Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon

Northwest 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.

News | local | Politics

Welcome To Richland, Washington: Where White Leaders Say There Is No Racism

Northwest News Network | April 25, 2017 12:29 p.m.

“Communities, law enforcement, perceive problems that really exist, as opposed to sometimes perceived problems," Mayor Robert Thompson said.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | Animals

Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars

Northwest News Network | April 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy?


WSU Scientists, Farmers Testing Out New Bee Goo To Pollinate Fruit Trees

Northwest News Network | April 12, 2017 7 p.m.

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 | Energy

Northwest Nuclear Plant Penalized For Improperly Shipping Radioactive Waste

Northwest 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.


Northwest Tribes To Conduct Public Ceremony Marking Kennewick Man's Return

Northwest News Network | April 5, 2017 5:53 p.m.

Returning an ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man to the earth was a private affair. After decades of legal battling, a couple hundred people...

News | local

Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry

Northwest News Network | March 24, 2017 5:10 p.m.

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 | local

Washington State Looking For Source Of Diesel Spill On Columbia River

Northwest 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 | local

Ample Rain, Snow Make Loads Of Summer Grass And Brush

Northwest 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 | local

Northwest Wine Grape Scientists And Growers Study Weather Extremes

Northwest 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.

News | local

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.

News | local | History

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.