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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

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Justice Department Says Pasco Needs More Diversity On Its Police Force

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 6:45 a.m.

The police department in Pasco, Washington, needs to hire more women, more Spanish speakers and have more diversity in general. 


Into The Black: A Close-Up Of What Was Lost In The Range 12 Wildfire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2016 9:55 p.m.

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...

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Energy Secretary: Communication At Hanford Tank Farms Needs Improvement

Northwest 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.

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Northwest 'Apple Auditor' Keeps A Close Eye On The Crop

Northwest 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.

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Fire Crews Hope To Have Range 12 Fire Out Friday

Northwest 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.

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Wildlife Biologist Mourns Habitat Loss From Range 12 Fire

Northwest 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.

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Washington Fire Crews Fight To Keep Buffer Between Wildfire, Nuclear Reactor

Northwest 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.

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The Country's Largest Wildfire Is Burning In Washington State

Northwest 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.

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How To Grow A Blueberry In The Desert: Tent It

Northwest News Network | July 31, 2016 10:30 a.m.

One company in south central Washington state may have a solution to the Northwest's problems when it comes to growing organic blueberries.

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Volunteers Educate On Human Trafficking Before Tri-City Water Follies

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.

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.

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Hanford Work Stops At Tank Farms Over Safety Concerns

Northwest 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.


Debunking 3 Myths Of Wildfire Safety

Northwest News Network | July 8, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Anna King's reports from the 2015 wildfires in Washington state earned national recognition in breaking news and crisis journalism. We asked her to reflect on fire, safety and what’s changed over the years.

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NW Firefighters Urge Homeowners To Prep Their Place Up For Summer

Northwest 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.


Parading America For 50 Years In A Remote Northwest Wheat Field

Northwest News Network | July 5, 2016 8:07 a.m.

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...

News | Environment | local | Animals

Chimps Alert Humans To Wildfire Burning In Central Washington

Northwest News Network | July 3, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Washington state fire officials say the larger of two wildfires near Cle Elum is now 65 percent contained. The 50-acre fire caused several homes to be evacuated and threatened Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Fire Likely East Of The Cascades Over Fourth Of July Weekend

Northwest News Network | July 1, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Fireworks aren’t the only thing firefighters have to worry about this Fourth of July weekend. They have a big battle on their hands and have been bringing in extra crews and equipment to posts east of the Cascades.

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WSU's New Power Couple Aims To Advance University — Together

Northwest News Network | June 13, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Monday is Kirk Schulz’s first official day as the 11th president of Washington State University. In some brief public appearances across WSU’s campuses, the president’s wife has been greeting students and colleagues too.

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Northwest Tribes Push 1 More Law To Rebury Kennewick Man

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

Several Northwest tribes are in Washington D.C. this week to ask for the passage of one more law to help rebury the remains known as "Kennewick Man" or the "Ancient One."

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Nervous Farmers, Thrill-Seeking Kayakers Chase Dwindling Northwest Water

Northwest News Network | June 3, 2016 7 p.m.

Early this winter, skiers in the Northwest were excited. But then after about Christmas things turned dour. The once-epic snowpack is now long gone.

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When Wildfire Rages Near Gorge Concerts, What's The Plan?

Northwest News Network | May 31, 2016 6:30 p.m.

If you're at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington and there's a large wildfire, you might want to consider missing the next set of your favorite band.