Anna King http://nwpr.org en Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-workers-say-they-re-not-satisfied-working-conditions-tank-farms <p>Hanford workers who are worried about getting sick turned out by the dozens for a public meeting in Richland Wednesday. Some of the nuclear site employees say the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors aren’t doing enough to protect them from hazardous and smelly chemical vapors. Correspondent Anna King was there. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:11:00 +0000 Anna King 49167 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Fix http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-vapors-its-still-difficult-track-down-fix <p>The federal government led a bus load of journalists to points across the Hanford nuclear site. Officials wanted to show off what they’re doing to keep workers safe from chemical vapors. Since the spring a run of workers have needed medical attention from vapor exposure. Correspondent Anna King was on the bus, and files this report. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:13:06 +0000 Anna King 48796 at http://nwpr.org Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Fix Chronic Crush: Legal Washington Pot Stores To Open Soon, But Production Lags http://nwpr.org/post/chronic-crush-legal-washington-pot-stores-open-soon-production-lags <p>State-licensed growers in Washington already have grown vast seas of marijuana plants under blinding lights. But much of that pot won’t be ready in time for stores’ grand openings in early July. Supply doesn't quite meet demand as correspondent Anna King reports. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:36:30 +0000 Anna King 48101 at http://nwpr.org Chronic Crush: Legal Washington Pot Stores To Open Soon, But Production Lags Rodeo Helps Town And Cowgirl Heal From Landslide http://nwpr.org/post/rodeo-helps-town-and-cowgirl-heal-landslide <p></p><p></p><p>In the Darrington, the Timberbowl Rodeo saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal up from this year's nearby terrible Oso landslide. One rodeo cowgirl, Alexis Blakey, knows nearly everyone here. She’s 20, and today is her hometown rodeo. She’s working on achieving her pro-rodeo status for barrel racing. And Alexis wants this win.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Announcer: “Ok, we’re ready to go with our first barrel racer … Alexis Blakey!”</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:50:05 +0000 Anna King 47908 at http://nwpr.org Rodeo Helps Town And Cowgirl Heal From Landslide Wenatchee Latino Population Encouraged To Hike Outdoors For Health http://nwpr.org/post/wenatchee-latino-population-encouraged-hike-outdoors-health <p>Doctors in Wenatchee have been passing out some unusual prescriptions lately – not pills, but mountain hikes. It’s called the Foothills Hiking Challenge. Correspondent Anna King reports. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Anna King 47415 at http://nwpr.org Wenatchee Latino Population Encouraged To Hike Outdoors For Health Richland-Built Technology To Treat Radioactive Water In Japan http://nwpr.org/post/richland-built-technology-treat-radioactive-water-japan <p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:55:49 +0000 Anna King 47171 at http://nwpr.org Richland-Built Technology To Treat Radioactive Water In Japan A Better Stink: Why New Fertilizer Uses Food Scraps Instead Of Fish Goo http://nwpr.org/post/better-stink-why-new-fertilizer-uses-food-scraps-instead-fish-goo <p>When you think organic you probably visualize crisp, sweet-smelling veggies and fruit. But it turns out that fresh food is often grown in some pretty foul fertilizer. In fact it’s so bad it’s been known to make farmworkers gag. Now, as correspondent Anna King found out, there’s one new sweeter-smelling organic option developed right here in the Northwest. Mon, 19 May 2014 14:40:50 +0000 Anna King 46125 at http://nwpr.org A Better Stink: Why New Fertilizer Uses Food Scraps Instead Of Fish Goo Gov. Inslee: Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System http://nwpr.org/post/gov-inslee-cracked-wanapum-dam-unique-problem-not-systemic-river-system <p>Wednesday Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington. It came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960. Correspondent Anna King has our story. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:40:36 +0000 Anna King 45942 at http://nwpr.org Gov. Inslee: Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System Hanford: Can Tank Vapor Problems Be Fixed? http://nwpr.org/post/hanford-can-tank-vapor-problems-be-fixed <div><div>&nbsp;Each year federal and state managers at&nbsp;Handford's&nbsp;southeast Washington nuclear cleanup site give a rundown on how things are going. L<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ast night’s conversation was dominated by what’s being done to improve conditions for workers at&nbsp;</span>Hanford’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;radioactive tank farms. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 01 May 2014 03:23:45 +0000 Anna King 45187 at http://nwpr.org Wanapum Dam Fix Could Be $61 Million http://nwpr.org/post/wanapum-dam-fix-could-be-61-million <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Officials in central Washington revealed the latest update on how much it will cost to fix the massive crack in Wanapum Dam and how long it will take. It's all bad news.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:22:18 +0000 Anna King 44789 at http://nwpr.org Wanapum Dam Fix Could Be $61 Million