Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri–Cities. She covers the Mid–Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.
The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. She left the west side to attend Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.
While not on the job, 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 Andy Plymale and their muddy Aussie-dog Poa.
Firefighters on the Blue Creek Fire burning just outside of Walla Walla are intensifying their fight to hold a line and keep the wildfire out of a...
Even with 1,000 firefighters attacking it, the Blue Creek Fire eight miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5,500 acres since Monday.
One thousand firefighters are fighting the Blue Creek Fire Thursday about eight miles outside of Walla Walla, Washington.
The Blue Creek Fire burning 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5,500 acres and is the top priority fire in the Northwest for federal resource managers.
The Blue Creek Fire, about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to more than 5,500 acres.
Four hundred firefighters attacked the Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington on Tuesday. The wind and dry ground let it grow up to 4,200 acres.
The Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 4,200 acres and is growing to the southeast.
A wildfire about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, grew to the southeast Tuesday afternoon. The close proximity to town means some people are...
Walla Walla County expects more than 400 personnel on the scene of a growing fire there by Tuesday afternoon.
Washington is getting less rain than Phoenix, Arizona, state Ecology Danager Maia Bellon said during a press conference in Lacey Friday. This year even...
A remote mountain village on the Northwest end of Lake Chelan in Washington state, was braced for an evacuation order because of wildfire Monday night.
The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.
Investigators had to ask four times for interviews with Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes on February 10.
A Pasco police officer said he was compelled to shoot and not let Antonio Zambrano-Montes hit him or fellow officers with a rock.
To understand Hanford and its nuclear legacy, many newcomers need a "translator" like Liz Mattson.
The family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes -- and the Tri-Cities -- are grappling with fresh details of his death.
People who knew Antonio Zambrano-Montes said he had been sad and depressed in the months before his death in Pasco, Washington. He was shot in February...