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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

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.

Election | Economy | Business | Food | Nation

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.

local | News | Environment

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.

local | Nation | Business | News

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.

Business | Food | Economy | World | Environment | local | Agriculture | News

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.

Agriculture | News | Environment | local

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 | News | Environment | 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.

Forestry | Land use | Environment | Land | local | Agriculture | News | Food

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.

local | News | Environment | Politics

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...

local | News | Environment | Energy

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.

local | News | Environment

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.

local | News | Environment | Energy

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 | News | Environment | 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.

local | News | Environment | Water

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.

Technology | Nation | News | Education

Sensor Alerts Police, Locks School's Doors When Gunfire Is Heard

The bullet sound detection system is being developed by a missile engineer and is being tested at an elementary school in New Mexico.

Health | local | News | Environment | Energy

US Energy Department To Investigate Contamination Spread At Hanford

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching a federal investigation into a demolition site at the Hanford nuclear reservation where radioactive waste has been spreading in unexplained ways.

Agriculture | Business | News | Politics | local

Washington Apple Growers Fret Over Possible Chinese Tariffs

With China threatening to slap the United States with tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. made products, one group that is worried is Washington’s apple farmers.

Nation | Politics | Environment | Energy | local | News

NW Senators Grill Energy Secretary On Hanford, Proposed Budget Cuts

Northwest Senators grilled U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a Senate committee hearing on the safety of steel in a massive treatment plant under construction at the Hanford nuclear site.

local | Nation | News | Environment | Energy

Safety Of Hanford Steel Questioned By Department Of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy wants to know exactly what grade of steel is being used in a massive radioactive waste treatment plant at the decommissioned nuclear site. 

Health | News | Environment | Politics | local

New Washington Law Aims To Help Hanford Workers

The law will help workers who have been exposed to toxic chemicals or radioactive waste more-easily access compensation for medical treatment.