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.
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.
A new federal bill was introduced Monday that would further protect whistleblowers at Hanford and other nuclear sites.
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...
After two years of some of the worst fires and smoke the Northwest has ever seen, Washington’s Methow Valley is catching its breath.
The police department in Pasco, Washington, needs to hire more women, more Spanish speakers and have more diversity in general.
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...
Health | local | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
Agriculture | local | Food | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest 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.
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.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | July 11, 2016 7 p.m.
Workers at the Hanford tank farms in southeast Washington state stopped work Monday after a group of unions in Richland called for a halt in the early morning.
local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | July 6, 2016 6:45 a.m.
The Northwest saw several red flag warnings and fast-burning fires over the long holiday weekend. And in the last several years, regional firefighters say they are seeing bigger fires that threaten more homes.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner. And in the tiny wheat-farming town of Johnson, Washington, they're getting ready for the 50th year of what...