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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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Critics Call Proposed Cuts To Hanford Cleanup Budget 'Downright Dangerous'

The budget request released on Monday cuts $61 million from the budget for Hanford's Office of River Protection, and $169 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office.

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Some Residents Feel Washington Landslide Emergency Has Just Begun

Yakima County has lifted its evacuation order and told residents they can move back home near the Rattlesnake Ridge slide area. But that’s easier said than done.

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Nervous Drivers Still 'Shooting The Gap' At Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide

The emergency seems to be over for now at the slow-moving landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima, Washington. But for some drivers, passing by Rattlesnake Ridge is still nerve-wracking.

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Radioactive Waste At Hanford Keeps Spreading

Radioactive waste keeps spreading at a demolition site at Hanford. This week, officials have found more contamination on a worker’s boot, on a work trailer and a personal vehicle.

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Residents Displaced By Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Struggle To Find New Homes

The slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington's Yakima Valley points to a larger problem plaguing the region — affordable housing.

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Airborne Contamination Escaping Demolition Area At Hanford

Top state health officials are concerned that radioactive waste in the air is spreading around the Hanford site in southeast Washington.

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Tests Show Hanford Workers Ingested Radioactive Waste

Two Hanford workers have tested positive for radioactive waste in their bodies.

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Yakama Nation Has A Lot Riding On The Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide

The Yakama Nation is asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency for the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide.

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Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Turns Into A Slow Grind

The landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge outside of Yakima, Washington, is turning into a slow grind. The land is moving at a constant 1.7 feet per week.

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Rattlesnake Ridge Slide Is Hard To Predict For Geologists

After huge cracks appeared on Rattlesnake Ridge last year, geologists expect a landslide is coming at the mountain near Yakima, Washington.


Radon Gas Forces More Than 100 Hanford Workers To Move

The discovery of high levels of radon gas has forced more than 100 workers at the Hanford Site to move their offices Friday. 

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As Cracks Widen In Washington, Government Prepares For A Landslide

Dozens of people have agreed to move temporarily to hotels in case a landslide destroys their homes.

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Government Scrambles To Prep For Potentially Huge Washington Landslide

Geologists say a chunk of Rattlesnake Ridge will likely cause a landslide. And when does, it could take out roads, infrastructure and in the worst-case scenario, dam up the Yakima River.


Communications Breakdown Delayed Response After Contamination At Hanford

Upper managers didn't know that some radioactive waste had gotten outside of bounds at a Hanford demolition site for more than a day. And that delay...


Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site

Since Dec. 8, six workers at the Hanford Site have shown up as possibly contaminated. One worker was possibly contaminated twice.

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Report: Hanford Tank Waste Will Take Longer To Treat, And Cost More

A new report about the radioactive tank waste at Hanford says the cleanup could take decades longer and cost billions more than estimated.

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Why Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find

You might be in the market for a Christmas tree right about now, but have you thought about what type of Christmas tree you want in eight years?

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Report Calls Hanford Tank Waste Among Top Federal Challenges For 2018

Cleaning up radioactive waste contained in tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation is one of the top challenges facing the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a new special report by the department’s Inspector General.

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The First Hanford Tank Farm Is Almost Cleaned Out. Now What?

After nearly two decades of work, contractors have just finished cleaning out the first group of 16 radioactive waste tanks.

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Who's Watching Hanford? EPA Presence Dwindling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is one of the government watchdogs monitoring the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation. But recently the EPA’s Hanford office has shrunk in half.