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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nation | Science | Environment | Food

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.

Nation | Food

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.

Nation | Election | Business | Economy | Food

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.

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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.

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Farm Bill Failure Worries Northwest Farmers With Crop Insurance

The U.S. House of Representatives recently failed to pass a farm bill and Northwest farmers are worried that the process is not plowing ahead.

local | Environment | News | Water

As Dam Strains Above Leavenworth, Feds And Local Irrigation District Disagree

The National Weather Service is predicting possible thunderstorms later this week around Leavenworth, Washington. That could cause the Eightmile Lake Dam above the town to fail.

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NW Tribes Bringing Traditional Wildfires Back To Their Lands

Tribes across the West are trying to restore their forests and grasslands to the way they were before white settlers arrived. Their goal is to return traditional foods like roots, huckleberries and big game.

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Air Support To Northwest Wildfires Could Be Delayed This Year

Sen. Maria Cantwell questioned the acting head of the U.S. Forest Service, Vicki Christiansen, this week. Among the senator's top concerns: there may...

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Hard To Prove Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Is Safe, Report Claims

A federal watchdog agency said Wednesday that it's hard to prove that Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant is safe.

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Homeowners Have A Large Role In Protecting Their Own Properties From Wildfire

Homeowners should watch out for anything leaning against the house that might act as a fire start — like a broom. And get charcoal briquettes, firewood and other potentially flammable items away from the house.

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Workers Set To Empty Hanford Basin Of Radioactive Sludge — 400 Yards From The River

The so-called K-Basin holds sandy, explosive, potentially flammable and highly radioactive sludge stored in six large containers.

local | Environment | News | Water

Yakama Nation's Hanford Warrior Russell Jim Dies

The 82-year-old was well-known by tribes and environmentalists across the nation for his fight to clean up Hanford.

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Priest Rapids Dam Leaking In Several Sections

The dam is made up of large sections of concrete and steel-bound together by 50-foot-long layers of grout. Now, at least four sections of the grout are failing and it’s causing leaks.