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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

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From The Fire Front: Walla Walla's Watershed, Homes In Jeopardy

Northwest News Network | July 23, 2015 5:49 p.m.

Firefighters on the Blue Creek Fire burning just outside of Walla Walla are intensifying their fight to hold a line and keep the wildfire out of a...

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Blue Creek Fire A 'Battlefield' Of Human Vs. Nature

Northwest News Network | July 23, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Even with 1,000 firefighters attacking it, the Blue Creek Fire eight miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5,500 acres since Monday.

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Up Mill Creek Road, Residents Prepare For Blue Creek Fire

Northwest News Network | July 23, 2015 2:31 p.m.

One thousand firefighters are fighting the Blue Creek Fire Thursday about eight miles outside of Walla Walla, Washington.

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Some Residents Prepare To Leave As Blue Creek Fire Grows

Northwest News Network | July 23, 2015 7:15 a.m.

The Blue Creek Fire burning 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5,500 acres and is the top priority fire in the Northwest for federal resource managers.

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Blue Creek Fire Is Highest Priority Fire In The Northwest

Northwest News Network | July 22, 2015 6:04 p.m.

The Blue Creek Fire, about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to more than 5,500 acres. 

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Wind, Dry Vegetation Fuel Wildfire Near Walla Walla

Northwest News Network | July 22, 2015 7:30 a.m.

Four hundred firefighters attacked the Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington on Tuesday. The wind and dry ground let it grow up to 4,200 acres.

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Steep Timber Terrain Fuels Wildfire Near Walla Walla

Northwest News Network | July 21, 2015 4:54 p.m.

The Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 4,200 acres and is growing to the southeast.

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Farmers Wary Of Wildfire Observers Near Walla Walla

Northwest News Network | July 21, 2015 4:35 p.m.

A wildfire about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, grew to the southeast Tuesday afternoon. The close proximity to town means some people are...

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400 Firefighters To Attack Fire Spreading Near Walla Walla, Washington

Northwest News Network | July 21, 2015 11:31 a.m.

Walla Walla County expects more than 400 personnel on the scene of a growing fire there by Tuesday afternoon.

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Bush Fire Burns 900 Acres Near George, Washington

Northwest News Network | July 20, 2015 5:36 p.m.

A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in Grant County remains closed in both directions because of blowing dust and smoke from a brush fire.

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With Less Rain Than Phoenix, Washington Faces Challenging Drought

Northwest News Network | July 17, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Washington is getting less rain than Phoenix, Arizona, state Ecology Danager Maia Bellon said during a press conference in Lacey Friday. This year even...

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Washington Village Watchful As Fire 'Smolders In The Rocks'

Northwest News Network | July 14, 2015 1:47 p.m.

A remote mountain village on the Northwest end of Lake Chelan in Washington state, was braced for an evacuation order because of wildfire Monday night.

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Firefighters Stomp Down Douglas Complex Fire

Northwest News Network | July 13, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Fire crews said Monday afternoon that the Douglas County Complex fire burning near Wenatchee, Washington, is at least 55 percent contained.

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Zambrano-Montes Family Informs City Of Pending Suit For Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | July 10, 2015 4:41 p.m.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.

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Time Between Shooting And Police Interviews Under Scrutiny

Northwest News Network | July 8, 2015 7:57 p.m.

Investigators had to ask four times for interviews with Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes on February 10.

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Pasco Officer Says He Had To Act Against 'Threatening' Zambrano-Montes

Northwest News Network | July 8, 2015 6 p.m.

A Pasco police officer said he was compelled to shoot and not let Antonio Zambrano-Montes hit him or fellow officers with a rock.

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

Northwest News Network | July 8, 2015 7:16 a.m.

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

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Pasco Shooting Inquest Preparations Ramping Up

Northwest News Network | July 7, 2015 2:26 p.m.

The Franklin County prosecutor is expected to release a second batch of documents and details Wednesday in the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

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Pasco Flashes Back As New Information Surfaces In Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | July 2, 2015 5:10 p.m.

The family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes -- and the Tri-Cities -- are grappling with fresh details of his death.

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Witnesses Describe Escalation That Preceded Pasco Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | July 2, 2015 1:45 a.m.

People who knew Antonio Zambrano-Montes said he had been sad and depressed in the months before his death in Pasco, Washington. He was shot in February...