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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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Visits Hanford Nuclear Site

Northwest News Network | Aug. 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford site outside of Richland, Washington, Tuesday.

Education | News | Nation | local | Politics

WSU College GOP Leader Resigns After Attending Charlottesville Rally

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2017 7:30 a.m.

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.

Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local

Tagging Tiny Fish: Scientists Aim To Learn More About Lamprey Migration

Northwest 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...

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WSU's 1st Day Back Overshadowed By Solar Eclipse

Northwest News Network | July 28, 2017 4:51 p.m.

Go to class or witness a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse? Washington State University students will have to decide on Aug. 21.

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Options Weighed For Remaining Radioactive Hanford Tunnel

Northwest 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.


Native-Centered Movie Stars Actor From Yakima

Northwest News Network | July 13, 2017 5:35 p.m.

A new film based on an award-winning novel by a Portland author is playing across the country this summer. It's star hails from Yakima, Washington.

News | local | Health

Rural Northwest Hospitals Weigh Offering Surgeries For Transgender People

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2017 3:43 p.m. | Pullman, Washington

Hospitals in Washington state and Idaho are debating whether to offer sex reassignment surgery for transgender people.

Energy | News | local

Department Of Energy Takes Comment On Hanford Tunnel Plan

Northwest News Network | July 12, 2017 3:02 p.m.

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.

Food | News | local | Agriculture

Northwest Wheat Harvest Starts Up, Likely A 'Bin Buster'

Northwest 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.

Land | Land use | Science | local | Environment | Energy | News

High Risk For 2nd Tunnel Collapse At Hanford Nuclear Site

Northwest News Network | June 30, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Spokane, Wash.

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.

Environment | News | Nation | local

Watch: How The Hanford Tunnel Failed

OPB | June 27, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Declassified blueprints show how a radioactive emergency happened at Hanford — and why it likely won't be the last.

Science | Environment | News | Renewable energy | local

Secrets Of Ancient Glass Could Help Lock Away Hanford Waste

Northwest News Network | June 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Northwest scientists are testing ancient glass from Sweden with the hope they can recreate it for the storage of the Hanford nuclear site's radioactive waste.


Northwest Rafting Outfits Surge, Face Challenges With This Year's 'Epic' Whitewater

Northwest News Network | June 9, 2017 3:39 p.m.

Some Northwest rafting companies are seeing a flood of business with this year's ample river flows. But that high water also comes with challenges. Some...

News | local | Agriculture

Northwest Wheat Farmers Battling Fungus

Northwest News Network | June 5, 2017 4:15 p.m.

“Rust” is a four-letter word that makes wheat farmers shudder. The dusty orange fungus called stripe rust cut wheat yields in half.

News | local | Agriculture

'Cherry Express' To Fly Northwest Cherries Direct To China

Northwest News Network | June 5, 2017 4:15 p.m.

A brand new flight will send fresh cherries from Seattle to Shanghai, China, several times a week starting June 18.

Energy | Environment | News | local

Plastic Covering Installed Over Collapsed Hanford Tunnel

Northwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are starting to install a thick plastic covering over a tunnel that collapsed on May 9. 

Environment | News | local

Hanford Tunnel Getting An Extra Layer Of Protection

Northwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8 a.m.

Federal contractors plan to install another level of containment over the tunnel that caved in at the Hanford nuclear site on May 9. 

Energy | Environment | News | local

Digging Into The History Of Hanford's Radioactive Waste Tunnels

Northwest News Network | May 15, 2017 6:45 p.m.

One week ago workers found a tunnel filled with radioactive waste caved in at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington. State officials and tribes are calling for quick cleanup action.

Environment | News | local

Washington State Presses Feds For Cleanup At Hanford

Northwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.


What Is Actually In That Caved-In Tunnel At Hanford?

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday morning an emergency response was triggered at the Hanford nuclear site when a hole was found in the roof of a buried tunnel nearby a mothballed plutonium processing plant. So what exactly is in that tunnel? 

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