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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

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

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.

News | Politics | local | Election | 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.

Arts | Energy | 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.

News | local

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...

History | NW Life | local

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.

News | local

Justice Department Says Pasco Needs More Diversity On Its Police Force

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 6:45 a.m.

The police department in Pasco, Washington, needs to hire more women, more Spanish speakers and have more diversity in general. 


Into The Black: A Close-Up Of What Was Lost In The Range 12 Wildfire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2016 9:55 p.m.

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 Fire is finally out. But now there's 176,600 acres of black. And it's roasted much of the valuable habitat on the...

News | local | Health | Environment

Energy Secretary: Communication At Hanford Tank Farms Needs Improvement

Northwest News Network | Aug. 17, 2016 7 p.m.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said workers at Hanford tank farms who say radioactive waste is making them sick need to be heard.

News | Agriculture | local | Food | Environment

Northwest 'Apple Auditor' Keeps A Close Eye On The Crop

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2016 8 a.m.

The Northwest apple harvest is just underway and pickers are wading into the lush orchards. And so far things look dramatically better than last year.

News | local | Environment

Fire Crews Hope To Have Range 12 Fire Out Friday

Northwest News Network | Aug. 3, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Crews were able to use vehicles to chase down and put out hot spots from the Range 12 Fire near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Fire crews say they’re optimistic they’ll have it out by Friday.

News | local | Environment

Wildlife Biologist Mourns Habitat Loss From Range 12 Fire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The Range 12 Fire in southeast Washington has destroyed some of the most sensitive shrub steppe habitat in the nation.

News | local | Environment

Washington Fire Crews Fight To Keep Buffer Between Wildfire, Nuclear Reactor

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Officials from the Hanford nuclear reservation and Energy Northwest have been meeting with fire managers in southeast Washington state Tuesday.

News | local | Environment

The Country's Largest Wildfire Is Burning In Washington State

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 10:34 a.m.

Tri-Cities area residents woke up to a blood-red sunrise. The Range 12 Fire in southeast Washington has burned 175,000 acres and is 10 percent contained.

Food | News | local | Environment

How To Grow A Blueberry In The Desert: Tent It

Northwest News Network | July 31, 2016 10:30 a.m.

One company in south central Washington state may have a solution to the Northwest's problems when it comes to growing organic blueberries.

News | local

Volunteers Educate On Human Trafficking Before Tri-City Water Follies

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.

The annual boat races in the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington draw more than 70,000 spectators — thousands from out of town. It also draws an increase in child prostitution.