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.

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The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.

Investigators had to ask four times for interviews with Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes on February 10.

A Pasco police officer said he was compelled to shoot and not let Antonio Zambrano-Montes hit him or fellow officers with a rock.

The Franklin County prosecutor is expected to release a second batch of documents and details Wednesday in the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington.

The family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes -- and the Tri-Cities -- are grappling with fresh details of his death.

The sound and scenes of a Pasco Police shooting that have been under wraps for months are surfacing now with new detail.

Data from an investigation of the Pasco Police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was released this afternoon by the Franklin County Prosecutor.

After watching newly disclosed videos of their son’s death, the parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the Pasco, Washington, man shot by police in February, appeared in deep grief.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Washington, in February, have new details about their son's death.

The Northwest’s mild winter and warm spring has been good for blueberries. And now Washington and Oregon are on-track to harvest record crops this year.

Northwest sweet cherry experts are reporting that some orchards are having a hard time getting their fruit picked this year.

Northwest cherry season is upon us. And officials have just struck a deal to get more of those cherries to prime Asian markets like South Korea and China.

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An orchard in southeastern Washington state says the U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. That's the response today from Broetje  Orchards in Prescott. 

Recent flash flooding in the Methow Valley area in northeast Washington state has critics asking the state to stop logging there.

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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington is one of the most contaminated places on earth. It’s also one of the most sacred landscapes for Northwest tribes.

One woman is working to heal it.

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For decades Patty Murray’s image has been the working mom of the U.S. Senate. Agree with it or not, she’s brought home the bacon: Murray’s funneled billions of federal dollars into Washington and especially to the Hanford nuclear site.

The U.S. Department of Justice is having Pasco, Washington, police officers and residents meet for coffee and a conversation Wednesday following the police shooting of a farmworker there earlier in February.

Two branches of the federal government struck a deal Tuesday on when to clean up radioactive sludge near the Columbia River.

Last summer officials at the only Northwest nuclear power plant changed their public evacuation plans and the federal government says in a report it wasn’t informed.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency Friday.

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Federal courts may force the U.S. Department of Energy to adhere to new timelines to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state.

The Roza Irrigation District in Eastern Washington’s Yakima Valley is shutting off the water for two weeks because of drought. About a billion dollars in crops are on the line.

A drive across the Northwest quickly reveals things look really dry everywhere.

From Wenatchee, Washington, to Bend, Oregon, whitewater rafting guides are preparing for a flood of business as school lets out. But this year’s low snowpack could mean less whitewater and more demand for trips.

In Pasco, Washington a group of protesters has regularly closed down main streets and staged “die-ins” since February’s police shooting of farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

A group of Tri-Cities, Washington, residents hiked 14 miles across Richland, Kennewick and Pasco Tuesday to protest the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by police officers.

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In Pasco, it’s been more than two months since the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Officials say the full police report will be complete in several weeks, and will be made public a month later. It’s sure to make big national news, again. Another major Pasco shooting protest event is happening today. It includes a 14-mile walk from Richland to Kennewick and ending up in Pasco. Battle plans for how that report’s findings will be interpreted are growing more sophisticated.

It’s been two months since police in Pasco, Washington, shot and killed an orchard worker in a case that received national attention.

Friday marks two months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot by police in Pasco, Washington after he was reportedly throwing rocks in a crowded intersection.

Across the Northwest, farmers are already making tough calls because of this year’s drought. The dismal snowpack is to blame.

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