Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network
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.
As heavy rains move into the Northwest, geologists are watching the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 5, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Tunnel 1 at Hanford is full of train cars contaminated with radioactive waste. Experts at the site say the best solution is to fill it up with grout—a sort of a thin concrete.
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.
Crews will begin pouring grout, a kind of thin cement, into a partially collapsed tunnel full of highly contaminated radioactive waste.
Scientists in southeast Washington state announced Wednesday that they had detected two black holes revolving around each other and then morphing into one.
local | Forestry | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.
Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.
Two small-town hospitals in the Palouse have announced they plan to offer gender confirmation surgeries . The same surgeon would offer the procedure at...
local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Sept. 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.
The forest fires raging in the Columbia River Gorge are unlikely to disturb adult coho salmon right now. But Northwest tribal fishers are worried about...
Several uncontrolled wildfires in the Columbia River Gorge burning near Bonneville Dam are challenging the Bonneville Power Administration.
Eclipse revelers whooped and hollered as the sun went black at a major encampment in the remote town of Durkee on the Burnt River Ranch in eastern Oregon.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford site outside of Richland, Washington, Tuesday.
The president of the WSU College Republicans, James Allsup of Bothell, Washington, said Monday he would resign after attending the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
local | Fish & Wildlife | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | July 28, 2017 5:18 p.m.
If Northwest fish were stand-up comics, the salmon would be the headliner. And the fish that get's "no respect" would be the lamprey, an eel-like...
Go to class or witness a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse? Washington State University students will have to decide on Aug. 21.
Nation | local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight
The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.
Hospitals in Washington state and Idaho are debating whether to offer sex reassignment surgery for transgender people.
In the wake of a tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear site in May, the U.S. Department of Energy plans to take public comments at a meeting in the Tri-Cities on July 20.
local | Agriculture | News | FoodNorthwest News Network | July 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.
Monday marked the start of the Northwest's bin-busting wheat harvest. Last year was big, but this year's wet winter and spring has poured on the yields.
The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state has two train tunnels full of very hot radioactive waste — and both tunnels are in danger of further collapse.
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