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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

News | local | Politics

Kennewick Councilman Defends Anti-Latino Remarks To A Divided Public

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 7:21 a.m.

"You're not funny, Bob." That was the opinion of one man who shouted his disapproval after tepid applause for Bob Parks, Kennewick city councilman Tuesday night.

Agriculture | News | local

Northwest Blueberry Farmers Fighting Epic Spring Battle Against Frost

Northwest News Network | March 31, 2016 5:15 p.m.

In Northwest farm country, tiny blueberry buds are already starting to plump up. But cold snaps could kill them. To save more of those fruit-bearing buds, blueberry farmers are currently waging an epic battle against frost.

local | Health | News

CDC Helps State Test For Valley Fever In Eastern Washington Soil

Northwest News Network | March 30, 2016 2:43 p.m.

The emergence of nine cases of a fungal infection known as Valley Fever in southeast Washington over the last five years has state and federal health officials concerned.


City Councils Still Whiter Than Their Northwest Towns

Northwest News Network | March 28, 2016 8:45 p.m.

The city council of Kennewick, in southeast Washington state, is currently made up of seven white men. The city is 24 percent Latino, according to the last census.

News | local

Hanford Contractors Defend Worksite Culture, Scrutinize Whistleblower

Northwest News Network | March 18, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Higher-level managers for major Hanford contractors testified in a three-day U.S. Department of Labor hearing this week. The case is over the layoff of a whistleblower at the southwest Washington nuclear site’s under-construction waste treatment plan.

local | Business | Environment | News

Workers Outline Problems At Hanford Treatment Plant

Northwest News Network | March 17, 2016 7:42 a.m.

Hanford construction workers and managers testified in day two of a U.S. Department of Labor hearing Wednesday in Kennewick, where a different image emerged of  the site's under-construction waste treatment plant than is usually presented to the public.

local | Environment | News

Former Hanford Workers Claim Dangerous Pranks, Falsified Reports

Northwest News Network | March 16, 2016 8:11 a.m.

Several former Hanford construction workers testified in a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in Kennewick Tuesday, saying managers at the nuclear site played dangerous pranks that ended in workers with bloodied fingers, an injured knee, a hurt arm and glue smeared across the face. 

local | Environment | News

Inslee To Energy Department: Let's Make Up, Make Progress On Hanford Cleanup

Northwest News Network | March 14, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants a federal court order to bring more cooperation from the U.S. Department of Energy for cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.

local | Energy | Environment | Politics | News

Federal Court To Hanford Managers: Finish Cleanup With More Transparency

Northwest News Network | March 12, 2016 8:08 p.m.

A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Energy Friday to step up its solutions and timeline to clean up tank waste at Hanford in southeast Washington.

Animals | News | local | NW Life

Amtrak Trains Let Cats And Dogs Ride The Northwest

Northwest News Network | March 4, 2016 5:31 p.m.

On Monday, Amtrak opens its Cascades trains to cats and dogs between Eugene and Bellingham. But there are some guidelines.

News | local

Franklin County Commission OKs Coroner's Inquest Into Pasco Shooting

Northwest News Network | March 2, 2016 5:48 p.m.

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel has been fighting for a juried-review into the shooting of a Pasco, Washington, farmworker for more than a year.


Expanded Investigation Into Safety Culture Likely At Columbia Generating Station

Northwest News Network | March 1, 2016 10:30 a.m.

At the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station, a recent anonymous letter has spurred a $150,000 investigation so far into the plant’s performance.

News | local

Anonymous Letter Prompts Probe Of Northwest's Only Nuclear Power Plant

Northwest News Network | Feb. 26, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Independent investigators are onsite at the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station, north of Richland, Washington.

Agriculture | News | local

Sweet Science: Northwest Blueberries Vs. Cold Snaps

Northwest News Network | Feb. 25, 2016 5:23 p.m.

In Northwest farm country, tiny blueberry buds are already starting to plump up. But cold snaps could kill them.


Washington State's Top Watchdog On Hanford Retires After Decade Of Service

Northwest News Network | Feb. 23, 2016 8 a.m.

For a decade, one woman has been the top watchdog on the Hanford nuclear reservation for Washington state.


Scientists Seek A Better Tally Of Soot On North American Snowpack

Northwest News Network | Feb. 19, 2016 6:26 p.m.

A couple winters ago, a team of Northwest scientists jumped in a pickup and traveled hundreds of miles around the U.S. and Canadian backroads. They were...

News | local

1 Year After Pasco Shooting, ACLU Says City Efforts Not Enough

Northwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A year after Pasco police officers shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes in a busy intersection, community activists and the ACLU of Washington say city efforts aren’t enough.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Too Many Captains Could Undermine Armed Occupation

Northwest News Network | Jan. 22, 2016 3:01 p.m.

The recent fence takedown by armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge prompts reporter Anna King to dig into what makes anti-government groups tick.

News | local | Politics | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

2 Big Shows Compete Friday Night In Burns

Northwest News Network | Jan. 14, 2016 5:15 p.m.

In Burns, Oregon, this Friday night there'll likely be two big shows in town.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Occupation By Armed Militia Spurs Economic Boom In Burns

Northwest News Network | Jan. 13, 2016 8:23 a.m.

The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has fatigued Harney County residents. Despite that, businesses are enjoying a bump.