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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

local | History | News

Kennewick Man Would Return To Tribes Under Bill Pending In Congress

Northwest News Network | Dec. 7, 2016 2:51 p.m.

Members of the U.S. House and Senate expect to pass a bill in the next few days that would return a 9,000-year-old set of human remains to Northwest tribes.

local | NW Life | Politics | News

Richland Neighbor Calls Trump's Defense Pick Mattis A Generous Guy

Northwest News Network | Dec. 2, 2016 6:15 p.m.

When Gen. James Mattis — Donald Trump's pick for secretary of defense — is not on the road, he’s at his mother’s house in Richland, Washington.

local | NW Life | Family | Food

1 Family, 2 Strategies For Political Healing On Thanksgiving

Northwest News Network | Nov. 22, 2016 6:30 p.m.

On election night, did you already have a bad feeling about your family Thanksgiving? One Northwest brother and sister did. Jessica Brady and Jeremy Holmes both voted for Hillary Clinton. Their parents didn’t.

Nation | local | Business | News

Washington High Court Hears Case Of Florist Who Refused To Serve Gay Wedding

Northwest News Network | Nov. 16, 2016 7:45 a.m.

The state's Supreme Court hears a case on Tuesday of a florist who refused service to a gay couple getting married. Her religious liberty claim conflicts with the state's non-discrimination laws.

local | Politics | News

Washington State Supreme Court Hears Arlene's Flowers Case In Bellevue

Northwest News Network | Nov. 15, 2016 3:24 p.m.

The Washington Supreme Court Tuesday heard the case of a florist versus a same-sex couple who wanted flowers for their wedding in 2013.

local | Election 2016

Undocumented Immigrants And Their Families Fear Trump Presidency

Northwest News Network | Nov. 9, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Wednesday many people who were "with" Hillary Clinton are talking in hushed conversations over cube walls. Giving hugs. Some had trouble keeping their...

local | Politics | Election | Election 2016

'I Take This Very Personally': Washington Voters React To Trump's Victory

Northwest News Network | Nov. 9, 2016 11:30 a.m.

At the Trump victory party in Spokane Valley, Washington, Republicans said they were looking for a candidate who could bring jobs to eastern Washington and the rest of the nation.

local | Environment | News

Hazardous Underwater Waste To Be Put In Dry Casks At Last

Northwest News Network | Nov. 7, 2016 midnight

There's a huge building with a massive pool of water at the Hanford nuclear site in southwest Washington state. The water glows an eerie neon blue from...

local | NW Life

Northwest Hispanic Families Prepare To Celebrate The Day Of The Dead

Northwest News Network | Oct. 28, 2016 7:26 p.m.

For some, death isn't spooky or scary like Halloween. Hispanic families across the Northwest are preparing to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Energy | Environment | News | local

Feds Look Over Columbia Generating Station's Disaster Flood Plans

Northwest News Network | Oct. 24, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The Columbia Generating Station outside Richland, Washington, is the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. Now, the federal government is auditing the plant to make sure it could weather flooding.

Economy | local | Agriculture | News | NW Life | Environment

Northwest Wheat's 'Low Falling Number' Means Low Prices For Farmers

Northwest News Network | Oct. 21, 2016 8:15 p.m.

Many Washington and Idaho wheat farmers are struggling this year because of a weird crop problem. Researchers at the USDA’s Western Wheat Quality Lab at Washington State University in Pullman are looking into it.

local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016

Bryant And Inslee Spar Over Hanford Cleanup At Debate In Pasco

Northwest News Network | Oct. 20, 2016 10:16 a.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Bill Bryant sparred in their last scheduled debate in Pasco Wednesday night over Inslee's record at Hanford.


Dogs Are New Focus In Hunt For Valley Fever In Eastern Washington

Northwest News Network | Oct. 11, 2016 4:30 p.m.

In the last six years, about 10 confirmed cases of valley fever have popped up in Eastern Washington. And the state of Washington estimates there are even more exposures that haven’t been diagnosed.

Energy | Arts | News | local

Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

local | News

New US Bill Would Further Protect Hanford Whistleblowers

Northwest News Network | Sept. 26, 2016 8:15 p.m.

A new federal bill was introduced Monday that would further protect whistleblowers at Hanford and other nuclear sites.

local | Environment

Seeking 'Transformative' Power Of The Pacific Crest Trail More Popular Than Ever

Northwest News Network | Sept. 16, 2016 2:31 p.m.

More people from across the globe than ever are seeking to transform themselves on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. And as fall comes, the...

local | Environment

Washington Lights Big Burns For Forest Health

Northwest News Network | Sept. 15, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Firefighters lit off two prescribed fires Thursday in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington state. It's part of a wider $800,000...

local | History | NW Life

100 Years Of Cowboys And Indians Pageantry In Pendleton

Northwest News Network | Sept. 15, 2016 7:15 a.m.

2 Years Of Fire, Smoke, Mud Throws Long Shadows In Washington's Methow Valley

Northwest News Network | Aug. 29, 2016 6 p.m.

After two years of some of the worst fires and smoke the Northwest has ever seen, Washington’s Methow Valley is catching its breath.