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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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Some Northwest Farmers Boxed In By Coronavirus Outbreak

Fewer ships from China are docking in the U.S., which hurts U.S. farmers who send exports on the ships' return trips. And perishables that do make it sometimes rot on the docks in China.

World | local | News | Business | Economy

Northwest Exports Back Up As Coronavirus Quarantines Trade

Right now, all sorts of products aren’t reaching the U.S. because of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. Reciprocally, many U.S. agricultural and forestry products aren’t shipping to China and other Pacific Rim countries.

Water | Environment | News | local | Climate change

Northwest Floodwaters Begin To Recede, Revealing True Scale Of The Damage

Floodwaters in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon are starting to recede. But this relatively good news follows days of bad news and inundated towns – along with collapsed bridges, dozens of helicopter rescues and washed-out roads.

Environment | News | Communities | local

Large Swaths Of The Northwest Deal With Flooding And High Water

Heavy rain and melting snowpack have turned creeks into torrents, forcing the evacuations of communities and livestock across both Oregon and Washington.

local | News | Animals

Another Mutilated Cow In Central Oregon Rattles Ranchers

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has released information on a new case of a slain cow. The details are similar to mysterious mutilations in a nearby county.

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Hanford's Tricky And Long-Shuttered Plutonium Finishing Plant Is Now Officially Demolished

The large plant that produced two-thirds of the United States' Cold War-era plutonium no longer exists.

Nation | Science | Economy | local | Environment | Business

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree

The Northwest is getting into the lucrative maple syrup industry. Farmers and researchers in Washington state are beginning to tap the sweet potential of the much-maligned bigleaf maple tree.

Agriculture | News | Animals | local

Another Cow Slain And Mutilated In South-Central Oregon, But Few Leads

A range cow was recently found in Lake County, Oregon, apparently mutilated.  This follows the five bulls killed on the sprawling Silvies Valley Ranch last summer in neighboring and vast Harney County. 

Agriculture | News | Food | local

Why Are Apples Rotting In Washington Orchards? Bad Weather, Labor Shortage To Blame

Fujis and Pink Ladies are some of the most valuable and last to ripen apple varieties in the Northwest. And this winter there are huge swaths of them left unpicked in orchards east of the Cascades.

Environment | News | Nation | local

Washington State Fines Feds More Than $1 Million Over Hanford Cleanup Data

The Washington Department of Ecology has issued a more than $1 million penalty to the U.S. Department of Energy for withholding important information at the Hanford cleanup site.

Agriculture | News | Business | local

Suspicious Haystack Fires In Central Washington Leaves Major Export Up In Smoke

More than a dozen haystacks have been burned under suspicious circumstances in Central Washington since early October. It’s concerning to the hay industry and law enforcement.

Climate change | Agriculture | News | Food | local | Environment | Business

Like Your Hummus Wet? Then You And Northwest Farmers Need Dry Beans

Because of relentless fall rain and an early snow, most of the beans harvested by eastern Washington farmers weren’t dry enough to be accepted by processors.

Arts | News | Communities | Entertainment | local | Family | Business

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.

Agriculture | News | Business | local

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.

Environment | News | local | Animals | Fish & Wildlife

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.

Agriculture | News | Business | local

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.

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'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.

Environment | Land use | 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.

Environment | News | NW Life | 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.