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 snowboarding, clam digging, hiking and wine tasting with friends. She lives in Richland with her husband Andy Plymale.

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Disasters and Accidents
2:52 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Inslee Declare State Of Emergency In Okanogan County After Severe Storms

Mud and debris covered driveways and state highways after a major rainstorm and fires hit Okanogan County.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a state-of-emergency proclamation for Okanogan County Thursday. This, after severe rainstorms pounded the area this month.

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Disasters and Accidents
4:04 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

After Wildfires, Dams Fail In North Central Washington

Water from thunderstorms last week ran down barren hillsides and funneled into the canyons below.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

The State of Washington and residents in Okanogan County are concerned that more small dams could be at risk of failing after three of them burst in a thunderstorm event last week near Twisp in northcentral Washington.

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History and Culture
2:48 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Scientists Discuss Long-Awaited Scientific Volume On 'Kennewick Man' Skeleton

A new book about Kennewick Man is due to hit bookstands in mid-September.
Credit Texas A&M University Press

A skeleton that's about 9,000 years old is giving up a few of his secrets today. Monday, scientists who have a new book about the ancient remains found near Kennewick 18 years ago spoke to the press.

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Disasters and Accidents
8:36 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Twisp Digs Out From Flash Flooding After Carlton Complex Fires

Maggie Garrett's jeans were caked with mud after she went up Finley Canyon Thursday to save her eight horses.
Credit Anna King

Maggie Garrett’s eight Arabian and Appaloosa horses whinnied and struggled last Thursday night in their pens, mud up to their bellies. Garrett had jumped in a truck with her neighbor to save the horses she calls her babies from drowning in a flash flood.

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Disasters and Accidents
4:23 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Benson Creek Road Residents Sort Their Life Out Of A Torrent Of Muck

Aaron Dunlap digs his SUV out of sand and mud that washed over his cannabis farm in a flash flood near Twisp, Washington, Thursday night.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Residents are digging out from flooding that looks 300 yards wide in some places after mudslides brought down hillsides and torrents of mud ran down creeks outside of Twisp, Washington, Thursday night.

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Disasters and Accidents
1:21 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Houses In Mud, Fish On Land After Twisp Landslides

Aaron Dunlap found his car stuck in the sand after flash floods hit his cannabis farm Thursday near Twisp, Washington.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Aaron Dunlap started Friday morning with his car stuck in sand and a fish stuck in the dirt outside his cannabis farm. Dunlap is one of many people stuck digging themselves out today after landslides and flash floods near Twisp, Washington.
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Disasters and Accidents
1:07 am
Fri August 22, 2014

After The Fire, Landslides Near Twisp

The boot of a rancher as he surveys the damage near Twisp, Wash.
Credit Anna King

Heavy rains near Twisp, Washingon, have triggered flash floods and landslides on hills and ranches left charred by the Carlton Complex wildfire. Highways have been closed in Okanogan County and traffic has been rerouted.

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Arts, Media, and Entertainment
3:53 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Radio Station For The Visually Impaired Fades To Quiet This Week

Volunteer Richard Berndt will read the Evergreen Radio Reading Service's last Seattle Times on Friday at noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
Credit David Junius

For more than 40 years, a radio station called the “Evergreen Radio Reading Service” has been broadcasting all day, everyday across Washington State for the "print disabled" -- people who are visually impaired or unable to hold or turn a page.

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Transportation
2:47 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

U.S. Highway 12 Through Washington's Cascades Reopened After Mudslide

Slides happen nearly every year on this highway known as 'White Pass.'
Credit Washington State Department of Transportation

A section of U.S. Highway 12 in Washington state has reopened after a large mudslide hit Wednesday. But state workers are concerned about more possible slides there.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
4:12 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Northwest Cattle Ranchers Struggling With Wildfires

File photo of cattle receiving fresh water and feed after being stressed by fire.
Credit Kay Ledbetter / Texas A and M AgriLife Extension Service

Northwest cattle ranchers are struggling to get their herds out of the way of raging wildfires. Some herds have been lost, others badly injured.

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