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.
In Washington state, experts say probably more than half of the workers harvesting the apples you eat and the asparagus you grill are undocumented. And farmers and undocumented workers are bracing for deportations President Donald Trump has promised.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | March 20, 2017 9 p.m.
Over the weekend, a large diesel spill developed on the Columbia River near downtown Wenatchee, Washington. So far, state officials haven’t been able to locate the source of the spill.
News | Environment | Flora and Fauna | localNorthwest News Network | March 13, 2017 5:45 p.m.
The Northwest has had above-average snowpack and rain in many areas this winter. But all that water has wildland fire managers concerned about the terrain’s greening cheatgrass.
News | Agriculture | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | March 3, 2017 7:11 p.m.
Wine scientists and grape growers will converge in the Tri-Cities, Washington, next week to talk about how to produce high-quality wine when the climate is getting more extreme.
Roads in a large swath of central and eastern Washington and Oregon have been devastated by melting snow and heavy rain.
Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, is a more than 9,000-year-old skeleton. He was found in 1996, in the shallows of the Columbia River by two students. The skeleton had a stone point embedded in his hip — and is now one of the most-studied sets of ancient remains in the world.
The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who declined to do flowers for a same-sex wedding broke the state's anti...
Northwest farmers are getting a bit antsy to start spring prep. But they are tallying up damage from a harsh winter — and they’re worried it’s not over yet.
Northwest residents are surrounded by thousands of dams, some in a state of disrepair. And now the emergency at California’s Oroville Dam has sharpened interest in dam safety.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.
In Washington and Oregon, head-high piles of snow are starting to melt out east of the Cascades. But even Northwest cities that are used to clearing abundant snow are tallying up extra costs this winter.
A major bottleneck in Ellensburg and other central Washington towns is loosening up as two of the main Cascade mountain highway passes reopened Friday.
President Donald Trump signed executive orders to increase immigration enforcement officers, deport individuals living in the country illegally and build a wall along the border with Mexico — all while Northwest farmers say they can’t hire enough people to pick fruit or work in packing houses.
News | Agriculture | localNorthwest News Network | Feb. 1, 2017 6:15 p.m.
During winter's coldest months, snow can protect winter wheat like a blanket on a bed. But if it hangs around too long it can cause problems.
The recent testy back-and-forth between President Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — could end in real cash losses for agriculture in the Northwest.
Old Man Winter has struck again east of the Cascades. Residents woke up Wednesday to find the deep snow covering the area frosted by an ice storm.
Two closely tied agriculture exporters in the Northwest — beef producers and hay farmers — will be affected by the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in very different ways.
A major storm east of the Cascades dumped snow and closed businesses and schools Monday. The weather has also been a factor in several accidents and deaths.
Agriculture | Environment | local | NationNorthwest News Network | Jan. 3, 2017 2:16 p.m.
Low temperatures, snow drifts and northeasterly winds east of the Cascades are making things difficult for Northwest ranchers and dairy owners.
At Seattle's Burke Museum, an ancient set of bones has been watched over carefully for nearly two decades.
The tribes call Kennewick Man the Ancient One. And Armand Minthorn has been one of the most visible Northwest Native Americans fighting to rebury those...