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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

Environment | News | local

Feds Say Hanford's PUREX Plant Is Degrading, Needs Stabilizing Soon

PUREX is located within Hanford’s 200 East Area. It’s about 7 miles from the Columbia River and 5 miles from State Highway 240.

Food | NW Life | local | Business

Northwest Wine Brands Increasingly Pour Into Cans

Just in the last year, the wine-in-can category has grown by more than 100% across the nation, measured by the volume of units sold.

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Washington Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Florist Who Denied To Serve Same-Sex Wedding

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld its earlier decision against a Richland florist that refused to sell wedding flowers to a gay couple.


NW Scientist Sniffs The Amazon To Find Out What Air Was Like Before Industry

As a U.S. Department of Energy plane flew over the Amazon rainforest, it sipped and sampled air in real time. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

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Big Spring Growth Could Make For Bad Fire Season At Hanford And Across The West

At the Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington, and across the West, winter’s deep snow and a cool spring have produced lots of brush and grass. That’s a problem for the coming fire season.  

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Worker At Hanford Contaminated In Lab Scheduled For Demolition

A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Site was recently contaminated with a speck of radioactive material after work in a lab building scheduled for demolition.

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Federal Government Says 2nd Hanford Tunnel With Radioactive Waste All Sealed Up

The project to stabilize and seal a large tunnel of radioactive waste has been completed at the Hanford nuclear reservation, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor.

Food | Politics | Agriculture | local | Business | News | Nation

Washington Asparagus Farmers Struggle As Import Competition Grows

Growers in Washington, California and Michigan raise the majority of the nation’s domestic asparagus — and Washington’s season is on. But business in U.S. spears is noticeably dwindling.

local | Health | News

Central Washington Health Officials Respond To Mumps Exposure In Farmworkers

Health officials in Grant County, Washington, are responding to four probable cases of mumps. One case has been lab-confirmed so far, while the others are still being evaluated.

Food | Animals | Agriculture | local | Environment | News | Nation

Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

Environment | News | local

Federal Plan Could Reclassify Hanford Nuclear Waste — And Leave It In The Ground

A new proposal from the Trump administration could dramatically change the way the government cleans up radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.

Environment | News | Politics | local | Nation

Federal Hanford Cleanup Watchdog Put To Sleep By Government Shutdown

There are several agencies and a group of stakeholders who watch over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But the ongoing partial government shutdown is blocking some of that important oversight.

Food | Politics | Agriculture | local | Business | World | News | Nation

Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump's Trade Wars Wage On

The largest importers of crops like lentils, garbanzos or peas — China and India — aren't buying, due to trade wars and tariffs. But farmers already planted in anticipation of sales.

News | local | Business | Nation

Real And Fake Christmas Tree Sellers Fight For American Hearts And Minds

Online ads are telling Christmas shoppers to "keep it real" or "think about seasonal allergies" when they make their tree choices this year.

Environment | Food | Science | Nation

As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That's ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it's making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

Food | Nation

Deepening Drought In Western U.S. Costs Ranchers Money And Heartache

Because his profits are tied to rain and snow, one Oregon rancher will have to pay thousands to haul water and grass to his cattle in the mountains. And the land just continues to become more parched.

Food | Nation | Election | Business | Economy

Northwest Ranchers Have Beef With Trump's Trade Wars, But Still Support Him

Tariffs are hitting U.S. beef exports this week. Ranchers across the West are bracing to lose money — but many still proudly back the president.

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Wildfire Season Starts Off With A Bang At Hanford

Firefighters scrambled Sunday night at the Hanford nuclear reservation to corral a 2,800-acre wildfire.

News | local | Business | Nation

What SCOTUS' Wedding Cake Ruling Means For Northwest

While the U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision skirted the main legal arguments the Colorado case presented, the court's ruling could influence two similar cases in the Northwest.

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Pacific Northwest Cherries Able To Move Into Chinese Markets

But because of fresh tariffs on U.S. fruit, those cherries will still cost about $1 more per pound in China.