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.


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.

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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3:49 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Northwest's High Mountain Passes Set To Open Early

April 2013 file photo of Washington's Chinook Pass. A low snowpack this year means the road is set to open earlier than usual.
WSDOT Flickr

Several high mountain passes in the Northwest are set to have historically-early openings this year due to low snowpack.

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Environment and Planning
11:59 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Washington Governor Declares Drought In Three Regions

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared drought for three regions of the state on Friday, March 15, 2015.
Anna Trombley Washington Department of Ecology

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared drought today in three regions of the Evergreen state: the Olympic Peninsula, the east side of the Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and the Walla Walla region. 

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Arts, Media, and Entertainment
4:56 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Tri-Cities Artists Respond To Pasco Shooting With Paint

Chris Cannon, 36, and his work "The People" at Washington State University Tri-Cities. His collages are part of an art show there titled 'Unmasked.'
Anna King Northwest News Network

Several artists in southcentral Washington state are responding to last month’s Pasco shooting.

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Environment and Planning
9:05 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Daughters of Hanford: A Curious Learner And Her Persistent Passion For Hanford Cleanup

Susan Leckband, 67, is curious and feisty about cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. She has been a member of the Hanford Advisory Board for 19 years.
Kai-Huei Yau

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is one of the most contaminated sites on earth. And Susan Leckband is using her natural curiosity to help clean it up.

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Crime, Law and Justice
3:22 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind

This diagram points out entry and exit wounds in the body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes as found by the family's hired autopsy.
Herrmann Scholbe

The family of a man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, this month is challenging police investigators’ autopsy findings.

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Crime, Law and Justice
6:00 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Investigation Finds Five To Six Bullets Hit Pasco Shooting Victim

Franklin County Proecutor Shawn Sant and Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin deliver a media briefing on Tuesday, February 19.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes told reporters Wednesday bullets entered him from the front, and a rock was found near his body.

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Crime, Law and Justice
5:55 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Additional Facts Come Together In Pasco Police Shooting

Tall Catholic candles arranged on the sidewalk into the shape of a cross mark the site where Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed.
Anna King Northwest News Network

In the Tri-Cities, new facts are emerging in the police shooting of 35-year-old Mexican farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

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