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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

Science | local | News | Renewable energy | 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.


Northwest Rafting Outfits Surge, Face Challenges With This Year's 'Epic' Whitewater

Northwest News Network | June 9, 2017 3:39 p.m.

Some Northwest rafting companies are seeing a flood of business with this year's ample river flows. But that high water also comes with challenges. Some...

local | News | Agriculture

Northwest Wheat Farmers Battling Fungus

Northwest News Network | June 5, 2017 4:15 p.m.

“Rust” is a four-letter word that makes wheat farmers shudder. The dusty orange fungus called stripe rust cut wheat yields in half.

local | News | Agriculture

'Cherry Express' To Fly Northwest Cherries Direct To China

Northwest News Network | June 5, 2017 4:15 p.m.

A brand new flight will send fresh cherries from Seattle to Shanghai, China, several times a week starting June 18.

local | Energy | News | Environment

Plastic Covering Installed Over Collapsed Hanford Tunnel

Northwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are starting to install a thick plastic covering over a tunnel that collapsed on May 9. 

local | News | Environment

Hanford Tunnel Getting An Extra Layer Of Protection

Northwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8 a.m.

Federal contractors plan to install another level of containment over the tunnel that caved in at the Hanford nuclear site on May 9. 

local | Energy | News | Environment

Digging Into The History Of Hanford's Radioactive Waste Tunnels

Northwest News Network | May 15, 2017 6:45 p.m.

One week ago workers found a tunnel filled with radioactive waste caved in at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington. State officials and tribes are calling for quick cleanup action.

local | News | Environment

Washington State Presses Feds For Cleanup At Hanford

Northwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.


What Is Actually In That Caved-In Tunnel At Hanford?

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday morning an emergency response was triggered at the Hanford nuclear site when a hole was found in the roof of a buried tunnel nearby a mothballed plutonium processing plant. So what exactly is in that tunnel? 

local | News | Environment

Hanford Contractors Begin Filling Collapsed Tunnel With Soil

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.

Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.

local | Energy | News | Environment

Emergency Declared At Hanford Nuclear Site In Washington

Northwest Public Radio | May 9, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Richland, Washington

Some workers at a former chemical processing plant have been evacuated and about 3,000 others near the area at the center of the Hanford Site were directed to take shelter indoors.

local | News | Environment

Holden Village At Lake Chelan To Welcome Summer Guests Again

Northwest News Network | May 4, 2017 7:15 p.m.

Holden Village, a retreat center at the tip of Lake Chelan that's been mostly closed due to mine remediation work, is ready to fully re-open.

local | News | Agriculture

Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 7 p.m.

An unusually cold and wet spring has Northwest asparagus growers anxious because the crop isn't coming up.

Politics | News | local

Welcome To Richland, Washington: Where White Leaders Say There Is No Racism

Northwest News Network | April 25, 2017 12:29 p.m.

“Communities, law enforcement, perceive problems that really exist, as opposed to sometimes perceived problems," Mayor Robert Thompson said.

local | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | News | Environment

Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars

Northwest News Network | April 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy?


WSU Scientists, Farmers Testing Out New Bee Goo To Pollinate Fruit Trees

Northwest News Network | April 12, 2017 7 p.m.

With climate change and the decline of honey bees, Northwest farmers are looking for more reliable ways to pollinate cherry and apple trees.

local | Energy | News | Environment

Northwest Nuclear Plant Penalized For Improperly Shipping Radioactive Waste

Northwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.

The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.


Northwest Tribes To Conduct Public Ceremony Marking Kennewick Man's Return

Northwest News Network | April 5, 2017 5:53 p.m.

Returning an ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man to the earth was a private affair. After decades of legal battling, a couple hundred people...

News | local

Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry

Northwest News Network | March 24, 2017 5:10 p.m.

In Washington state, experts say probably more than half of the workers harvesting the apples you eat and the asparagus you grill are undocumented. And farmers and undocumented workers are bracing for deportations President Donald Trump has promised.

local | News | Environment

Washington State Looking For Source Of Diesel Spill On Columbia River

Northwest News Network | March 20, 2017 9 p.m.

Over the weekend, a large diesel spill developed on the Columbia River near downtown Wenatchee, Washington. So far, state officials haven’t been able to locate the source of the spill.