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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 | Environment

Will The Grout Filling Hanford's Tunnel Ever Be Cleaned Up?

Northwest News Network | Oct. 5, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Tunnel 1 at Hanford is full of train cars contaminated with radioactive waste. Experts at the site say the best solution is to fill it up with grout—a sort of a thin concrete.

News | local | Environment

Hanford Crews Nearly Ready To Seal Up Tunnel With Grout

Northwest News Network | Oct. 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Crews will begin pouring grout, a kind of thin cement, into a partially collapsed tunnel full of highly contaminated radioactive waste.

News | Science | local

Washington Scientists Detect Black Holes Colliding In Space

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2017 4:29 p.m.

Scientists in southeast Washington state announced Wednesday that they had detected two black holes revolving around each other and then morphing into one.

News | Forestry | local | Environment

Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

News | local | Health

Moscow, Pullman Hospitals To Perform Gender Affirming Surgeries

Northwest News Network | Sept. 11, 2017 2:20 p.m.

Two small-town hospitals in the Palouse have announced they plan to offer gender confirmation surgeries . The same surgeon would offer the procedure at...

News | local | Environment

Tribes Worry Over Lower Columbia Gorge Coho Runs With Forest Fires

Northwest News Network | Sept. 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.

The forest fires raging in the Columbia River Gorge are unlikely to disturb adult coho salmon right now. But Northwest tribal fishers are worried about...

News | local

Eagle Creek Fire Near Bonneville Dam Stretches BPA Thin

Northwest News Network | Sept. 5, 2017 4:03 p.m.

Several uncontrolled wildfires in the Columbia River Gorge burning near Bonneville Dam are challenging the Bonneville Power Administration.

News | local | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Revelers In Oregon Whoop And Holler As Sun Fades Away

Northwest News Network | Aug. 22, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Eclipse revelers whooped and hollered as the sun went black at a major encampment in the remote town of Durkee on the Burnt River Ranch in eastern Oregon.

Environment | local | Nation | Health | News | Politics

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Visits Hanford Nuclear Site

Northwest News Network | Aug. 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford site outside of Richland, Washington, Tuesday.

Education | News | Nation | Politics | local

WSU College GOP Leader Resigns After Attending Charlottesville Rally

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The president of the WSU College Republicans, James Allsup of Bothell, Washington, said Monday he would resign after attending the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment

Tagging Tiny Fish: Scientists Aim To Learn More About Lamprey Migration

Northwest News Network | July 28, 2017 5:18 p.m.

If Northwest fish were stand-up comics, the salmon would be the headliner. And the fish that get's "no respect" would be the lamprey, an eel-like...

Education | News | local | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

WSU's 1st Day Back Overshadowed By Solar Eclipse

Northwest News Network | July 28, 2017 4:51 p.m.

Go to class or witness a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse? Washington State University students will have to decide on Aug. 21.

News | local | Nation | Environment

Options Weighed For Remaining Radioactive Hanford Tunnel

Northwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight

The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.


Native-Centered Movie Stars Actor From Yakima

Northwest News Network | July 13, 2017 5:35 p.m.

A new film based on an award-winning novel by a Portland author is playing across the country this summer. It's star hails from Yakima, Washington.

News | local | Health

Rural Northwest Hospitals Weigh Offering Surgeries For Transgender People

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2017 3:43 p.m. | Pullman, Washington

Hospitals in Washington state and Idaho are debating whether to offer sex reassignment surgery for transgender people.

Energy | News | local

Department Of Energy Takes Comment On Hanford Tunnel Plan

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2017 3:02 p.m.

In the wake of a tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear site in May, the U.S. Department of Energy plans to take public comments at a meeting in the Tri-Cities on July 20.

Food | Agriculture | News | local

Northwest Wheat Harvest Starts Up, Likely A 'Bin Buster'

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Monday marked the start of the Northwest's bin-busting wheat harvest. Last year was big, but this year's wet winter and spring has poured on the yields.

Land use | Environment | Science | Energy | Land | local | News

High Risk For 2nd Tunnel Collapse At Hanford Nuclear Site

Northwest News Network | June 30, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Spokane, Wash.

The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state has two train tunnels full of very hot radioactive waste — and both tunnels are in danger of further collapse.

News | local | Nation | Environment

Watch: How The Hanford Tunnel Failed

OPB | June 27, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Declassified blueprints show how a radioactive emergency happened at Hanford — and why it likely won't be the last.

News | local | Renewable energy | Science | Environment

Secrets Of Ancient Glass Could Help Lock Away Hanford Waste

Northwest News Network | June 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Northwest scientists are testing ancient glass from Sweden with the hope they can recreate it for the storage of the Hanford nuclear site's radioactive waste.