Anna King

Richland Correspondent

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.

The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. She left the west side to attend Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.

While not on the job, 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 Andy Plymale and their muddy Aussie-dog Poa.

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Crime, Law and Justice
5:28 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Group Hikes 14-Miles Across Tri-Cities To Protest Pasco Shooting

Jeremy Peterson, left, walking across the Cable Bridge that spans the Columbia River from Kennewick to Pasco. He led a small group on a 14-mile walk to protest the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
Anna King Northwest News Network

A group of Tri-Cities, Washington, residents hiked 14 miles across Richland, Kennewick and Pasco Tuesday to protest the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by police officers.

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Crime, Law and Justice
8:03 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Pasco Shooting: City, Activists, Lawyers Amp-Up Their Public Relations Game

News reporters crowded in for the first press conference of a group called Tri-City Community Solutions at a small family bakery in Pasco. It happened very near where Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot two months ago.
Anna King Northwest News Network

It’s been more than two months since the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington.

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Crime, Law and Justice
4:54 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Protestors Mark Two Months Since Pasco Shooting

Protestors stopped traffic by marching around the busy Pasco intersection where the farmworker was shot two months ago. The police shooting made national news, and an investigation is still ongoing.
Anna King Northwest News Network

It’s been two months since police in Pasco, Washington, shot and killed an orchard worker in a case that received national attention.

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Crime, Law and Justice
3:40 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Several Large Events To Mark Two-Months Since Pasco Shooting

File photo of candles marking the site where Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed on February 10.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Friday marks two months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot by police in Pasco, Washington after he was reportedly throwing rocks in a crowded intersection.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
5:36 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Northwest Farmers Prepare For Short Water Year

Satellite images show the difference in the Washington state snowpack between 2013 and 2015.
Washington Department of Ecology

Across the Northwest, farmers are already making tough calls because of this year’s drought. The dismal snowpack is to blame.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
5:43 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

In Time For Easter: Northwest Asparagus Popping Up Early

Asparagus spears grow from a underground crown. They send up the new shoots daily. Workers pass over a field each morning to collect what's grown. Later, the spears are sorted by size and bundled at a plant in Pasco.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Northwest asparagus fields are sprouting about 10 days earlier than usual this spring. It’s in time for Easter brunch, but a headache for farmers.

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History and Culture
8:38 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Daughters of Hanford: Manhattan Project Secretary Locked Up Secret Files

Sue Olson, 94, was a Manhattan Project-era secretary at Hanford during World War II. She locked her filing drawer anytime she left her office.
Kai-Huei Yau

When Sue Olson started working for the U.S. Army Corps as a young woman, she first heard about Hanford in an urgent message. “Don’t come to Hanford -- it’s rattlesnakes, sagebrush and dust storms.”

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Education and Training
5:07 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Washington State University Tri-Cities Increases Mentoring For Women

File photo of the Consolidated Information Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Washington.
Wikimedia

At Washington State University Tri-Cities, more than 60 percent of the undergrads are female. So leaders there decided to launch “Million Women Mentors.”

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Government and Politics
4:48 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Arlene's Flowers Fined $1,000 For Discrimination

The state of Washington sued Richland florist Barronelle Stutzman for declining service to a gay couple.
Alliance Defending Freedom

A Richland, Washington, florist will pay $1,000 in fines to the state. The flower shop had discriminated against a same-sex couple that wanted flowers for their wedding in 2013.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
3:43 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Northwest Cherry Crop Could Set New Early Record This Year

The recent warm weather jump-started cherry orchards to bud out. But early tender fruit blossoms can cause sleepless farmers.
Anna King Northwest News Network

The region's recent stretch of warm weather means Northwest sweet cherries will likely be going early to market this year.

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