Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network
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.
After more than two decades of fighting in court, the Hanford Downwinders case has ended. The approximately 3,000 Downwinders have all either dropped...
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 8, 2015 2:45 p.m.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will hold public meetings the week of Oct. 12 in Richland, Washington, about opening Rattlesnake Mountain to the public.
President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Tuesday hailed a pending trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The deal...
In some areas of the Northwest, dryland farmers are getting impatient. They need rain to plant winter wheat.
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...
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.
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's second largest industry, agriculture, is looking for a place at the negotiation table Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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.
The Chelan and Okanogan Complex fires total more than 230,000 acres. Both fires still threaten more than 8,000 homes.
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.
The 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was remembered Sunday night in Richland, Washington. About 50 people gathered near the Columbia...
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.
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.
Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in the wildfire near Twisp, Washington. Another 3,000 are currently on the job around the state.
Wildfires are burning across nearly 600 square miles of Washington state and the forecast today calls for strong winds in the most affected areas.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest 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.
Correspondent Anna King brings us the sound of the front lines of the First Creek fire near Lake Chelan in north central Washington.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest 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.