Anna King

Northwest News Reporter

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.


Bird Flu
5:37 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Another New Case Of Bird Flu Pops Up In Northern Washington State

File photo. A case of bird flu has been found in a flock of chickens and waterfowl in Ororville, Washington.

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 5:38 pm

Another new case of bird flu has popped up in northern Washington state. This one is a hobby and 4-H program flock in Oroville, Washington, not far from the Canadian border.

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Bird Flu
3:17 pm
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

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:18 pm

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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Bird Flu
4:04 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..

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 3:24 pm

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

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6:21 am
Fri January 23, 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

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 3:38 pm

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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Bird Flu
5:23 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

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 5:31 pm

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

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Bird Flu
7:18 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Hunt Is On For Bird Flu In Washington

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

China is now on the list of countries that have shut down trade for U.S. poultry products after discoveries of avian flu in Washington and Oregon. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state officials are testing flocks near the latest outbreaks in southeast Washington.

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Bird Flu
5:03 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

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 4:34 pm

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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Avian Flu
5:00 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

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

Photos public

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 4:49 pm

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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4:38 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Website Offers Searchable Oral History Archive About Hanford Site

Veronica Taylor, an elder of the Nez Perce tribe, grew up along the Columbia River at Hanford.
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 2:55 pm

When the federal government decided to make plutonium in southeast Washington, early farmers and whole villages of Native Americans were kicked out. Now, a new collection of oral histories tells some of these stories of the Hanford site.

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Washington Weather
6:43 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Heavy Winds Hit Central Washington, Arctic Temps Rest Of The Week

Eastern Washington and Idaho are in for temperatures as low as 5 F on Wednesday.
Credit National Weather Service

Central Washington was smashed with heavy wind Monday. It knocked down power poles in Yakima and put hundreds in the dark.

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