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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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
7:48 am
Fri January 30, 2015

State Places Quarantine On Bird Flu Site Near Riverside, Washington

Up to 5,000 birds will be killed after a bird flu outbreak near Riverside, Washington.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Washington state has set a six-mile quarantine circle around a new major bird flu site in near Riverside in north-central Washington.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
10:44 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Agriculture Officials To Kill Up To 5,000 Birds In Washington State Due To Avian Flu Outbreak

In this file photo Randy Wilson with the USDA holds a duck just after testing it for avian flu in Kennewick, Wash. on January 12, 2015.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Government agriculture officials will kill up to 5,000 ducks, geese, chickens, pheasants and turkeys due to a bird flu outbreak at a hunting operation Washington's Okanogan county.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
3:07 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Northwest States Track Bird Flu Cases, While Chicken Industry Feels Plucked

Bird-flu hotspots in the Northwest are hitting profits of commercial poultry farms in other parts of the U.S..
USDA

The state of Washington announced a new confirmed case of avian flu in a wild duck in Whatcom County Friday.

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Health and Medicine
3:38 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Unfinished Feelings 'Part Of The Deal' For Northwest Nurse Fighting Ebola In Liberia

Marc Bouma, left, of Tacoma, and Robert Rains the team logistical expert, after landing at the airport of Zwedru, Liberia. Their mission was to build and staff a new Ebola Treatment Center in this remote town.
Marc Bouma

Seattle E.R. nurse Marc Bouma is back in the Northwest after treating Ebola patients in a remote part of Liberia.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
5:15 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Government Ag Teams Encircle New Washington Bird Flu Case

The USDA says owners of backyard flocks should keep their birds separated from wild ones.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Three new hot spots of bird flu have been found in wild ducks and domestic birds in Idaho.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
3:05 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hunt For Avian Flu Ongoing In Tri-Cities, Washington State

n Kennewick, Wash., Leslie Linderoth and Phoebe Smurthwaite, 13, hold thier Bantam chicken after USDA officials tested it for avian influenza.
Anna King Northwest News Network

After discoveries of avian flu in Washington state and Oregon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state officials are testing flocks near the latest outbreaks in southeast Washington.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
2:50 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

China Joins List Of Countries Banning U.S. Poultry And Eggs Because Of Bird Flu

File photo. Cases of avian flu have been found in backyard flocks in Oregon and Washington.
USDA

China is now on the growing list of countries that won’t accept poultry or eggs from the U.S.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
4:34 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

USDA Waits On Lab Results From Further Testing For Avian Flu In Washington State

Randy Wilson, with the USDA, holds a duck just after testing it for avian flu at a press event in Kennewick, Washington Monday.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Several major markets for U.S. poultry products have shut down trade after discoveries of avian flu in the west -- including the Tri-Cities, Washington.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
4:49 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

U.S. Egg And Poultry Exports Banned In Several Countries

Photos public domain.com

After several Northwest backyard flocks turned up with avian flu, U.S. egg and poultry exports are being banned around the world - in South Korea, South Africa and the European Union so far.

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Food, Agriculture, and Animals
8:01 am
Fri January 9, 2015

WSU Helping To ID Avian Flu In Northwest Bird Populations

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses (seen in gold) grown in MDCK cells (seen in green).
Cynthia Goldsmith CDC

Lab workers at the Washington State University secure pathogen labs in Pullman and Puyallup are working overtime to test avian flu cases from poultry in the Northwest.

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