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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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First Flood, Then Fright: Community Rallies To Save Eastern Washington Town With Haunting

A 1996 flood devastated the city of Palouse, Washington. To rebuild, the community held a haunted house fundraiser. Now, it's a spooky, seasonal part of the town's identity.

News | local | Business | Agriculture

Columbia River Lock Reopens To Barge Traffic As NW Wheat Harvest Finishes Up

A critical navigation lock on the lower Columbia River reopened Friday night, Sept. 27, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Boat traffic on the international trade route has been stopped since Sept. 5 to repair a lock at Bonneville Dam.

Arts | local

Hanford Oratorio Explores Nuclear Worker Dreams And Nightmares

The creators of a new musical work called “Nuclear Dreams” highlight the dreams and nightmares of people who work and live near Hanford in Washington’s Tri-Cities.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News | Animals

Cattle Are Being Mutilated And Killed In Eastern Oregon. No One Is Sure How Or Why.

In remote Eastern Oregon, a serial crime spree is unfolding. Young bulls are mysteriously showing up dead. Cowboys recently found several animals with body parts precisely removed — and it’s happened just like this before in the West.

News | local | Business | Agriculture

Bonneville Dam Lock Closure Stops Inland Northwest Grain Exports To Global Markets

The Northwest’s soft white wheat harvest is in full swing, but that grain is going nowhere fast. That’s because of an emergency repair to a lock at Bonneville Dam on the Lower Columbia River.

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

'You Have To Remain An Optimist.' NW Farmers Wrap Wheat Harvest As Prices Depress

Across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of grain. The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China.

Land use | Environment | News | local

Mild NW Fire Season Could Blow Up As Fuels Dry Out Later This Summer

The wildfire season so far has been relatively mild as far as large fires and region-wide smoke inundation go. But that could change in late summer and early fall.

NW Life | News | Environment | local

'A Total Sense Of Belonging': NW Tribes Lament Fire On Rattlesnake Mountain

The fire that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral shocked the world earlier this year. And a wildfire in July on Rattlesnake Mountain in southeast Washington similarly shocked Northwest tribes.

News | local

Cold Creek Fire Chews Through Washington's Hanford Reach Monument

The Cold Creek Fire is burning sensitive, federally protected habitat near Hanford. As of Saturday morning evening it had burned more than 40,000 acres and was 40% contained.

News | Environment | 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.

NW Life | Food | Business | local

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.

News | local

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...

News | Environment | local

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.  

Science | local | Environment | News | Health

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.

News | Environment | local

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.

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

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.

News | local | Health

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.

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

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.

News | Environment | 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.