Northwest News Reporter

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


Group Hikes 14-Miles Across Tri-Cities To Protest Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | April 14, 2015 5:30 p.m.

A group of Tri-Cities, Washington, residents hiked 14 miles across Richland, Kennewick and Pasco Tuesday to protest the shooting of Antonio Zambrano...


Pasco Shooting: City, Activists, Lawyers Amp-Up Their Public Relations Game

Northwest News Network | April 14, 2015 8:34 a.m.

It's been more than two months since the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington.


Protestors Mark Two Months Since Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | April 13, 2015 7:15 a.m.

It's been two months since police in Pasco, Washington, shot and killed an orchard worker in a case that received national attention.


Several Large Events To Mark Two-Months Since Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | April 9, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Friday marks two months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot by police in Pasco, Washington after he was reportedly throwing rocks in a crowded...


Northwest Farmers Prepare For Short Water Year

Northwest News Network | April 7, 2015 5:37 p.m.

Across the Northwest, farmers are already making tough calls because of this year's drought. The dismal snowpack is to blame.


In Time For Easter: Northwest Asparagus Popping Up Early

Northwest News Network | April 7, 2015 9:44 a.m.

Northwest asparagus fields are sprouting about 10 days earlier than usual this spring. It's in time for Easter brunch, but a headache for farmers.


Daughters of Hanford: Manhattan Project Secretary Locked Up Secret Files

Northwest News Network | April 1, 2015 8:38 a.m.

When Sue Olson started working for the U.S. Army Corps as a young woman, she first heard about Hanford in an urgent message. "Don't come to Hanford --...


Washington State University Tri-Cities Increases Mentoring For Women

Northwest News Network | March 27, 2015 5:07 p.m.

At Washington State University Tri-Cities, more than 60 percent of the undergrads are female. So leaders there decided to launch "Million Women Mentors."


Arlene's Flowers Fined $1,000 For Discrimination

Northwest News Network | March 27, 2015 4:49 p.m.

A Richland, Washington, florist will pay $1,000 in fines to the state. The flower shop had discriminated against a same-sex couple that wanted flowers...


Northwest Cherry Crop Could Set New Early Record This Year

Northwest News Network | March 17, 2015 3:44 p.m.

The region's recent stretch of warm weather means Northwest sweet cherries will likely be going early to market this year.

local | Environment

Northwest's High Mountain Passes Set To Open Early

Northwest News Network | March 16, 2015 3:49 p.m.

Several high mountain passes in the Northwest are set to have historically-early openings this year due to low snowpack.

local | Environment

Washington Governor Declares Drought In Three Regions

Northwest News Network | March 13, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared drought today in three regions of the Evergreen state: the Olympic Peninsula, the east side of the Cascade...


Tri-Cities Artists Respond To Pasco Shooting With Paint

Northwest News Network | March 11, 2015 5:42 p.m.

Several artists in southcentral Washington state are responding to last month's Pasco shooting.


Daughters of Hanford: A Curious Learner And Her Persistent Passion For Hanford Cleanup

Northwest News Network | March 4, 2015 9:44 a.m.

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is one of the most contaminated sites on earth. And Susan Leckband is using her natural curiosity to help clean it up.


Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2015 3:49 p.m.

The family of a man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, this month is challenging police investigators' autopsy findings.


Investigation Finds Pasco Shooting Victim Was Shot 5 to 6 Times

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes told reporters Wednesday bullets entered him from the front.


Additional Facts Come Together In Pasco Police Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 23, 2015 8:17 a.m.

In the Tri-Cities, new facts are emerging in the police shooting of 35-year-old Mexican farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Amid Protests, New Evidence Emerges In Pasco Police Shooting

NPR | Feb. 20, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was the fourth fatal police shooting in seven months in the city of Pasco, Washington.


Tri-City Latinos Want Feds To Investigate Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 20, 2015 8:54 a.m.

Some Latinos in the Tri-Cities are renewing their call for a federal investigation into last week's Pasco police shooting.


Kennewick Police: Recovered All Bullet Fragments From Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | Feb. 19, 2015 4:19 p.m.

All the bullet fragments have been recovered from the Pasco police shooting scene and body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.