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

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Northwest Wine
4:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Small Northwest Winemakers May Have More Juice To Work With This Year

Northwest winemakers expect an abundance of high-quality juice this year.
Trey Busch Sleight of Hand Cellars

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:23 am

Early crop reports from farmers say Washington and Oregon’s wine grape harvest appears to be up a tick for 2013.

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NPR Story
4:22 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Competition Seeks To Save Money At Hanford

Federal, contractor and national laboratory staff participate in the Office of River Protection’s Grand Challenge Workshop this past July.
US Department of Energy

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 3:31 pm

Managers at the Hanford are looking for creative ways to save money through an idea competition with federal and contractor employees called the Grand Challenge.

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Hanford Layoffs
4:18 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Contractors Say Hanford Layoffs Due To 'Budget Uncertainty'

File photo of the under-construction waste treatment plant at Hanford.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 3:42 pm

Three federal contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation say they’ll lay off 450 workers over the next year.

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Hanford Sludge Gas
5:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

New Potential Problem In Hanford Waste Tanks: Flammable Gas

File photo of Hanford's C-Farm
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 4:36 pm

How much sludge can be dumped into a double-shelled radioactive waste tank before flammable gas might build up in a big bubble?

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Hanford Whistleblower
4:05 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Hanford Whistleblower Case Goes Before Federal Court In Seattle

File photo of Hanford Nuclear Reservation whistleblower Walt Tamosaitis testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight in 2011.
US Senate

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 4:04 pm

Nuclear engineer Walt Tamosaitis says he was removed from his position because he brought up safety concerns.

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Hanford
5:32 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Energy Department Says Leaking Tank At Hanford 'Stabilizing'

File photo of part of Hanford's C-Farm
US Department of Energy

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 5:31 pm

After nearly a year of study, the U.S. Department of Energy says fewer radioactive waste tanks appear to be leaking at Hanford than originally thought.

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Hanford Tourism Plans
5:32 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Groups Unveil Plans For Redeveloping Hanford

File photo of Hanford's 300 Area, near the Columbia River, after the clean-up of about 50 acres.
Washington Closure Hanford

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 5:02 pm

Community leaders in southeast Washington are looking to develop parts of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as a prime spot for tourists.

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Washington Apples
5:34 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012

Washington state's apple production increased by 16 percent in 2012 over 2011.
Washington Apple Commission

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:37 pm

Washington’s agricultural crops in 2012 are up 6 percent from the year before. A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion.

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NPR Story
5:34 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012

Washington state's apple production increased by 16 percent in 2012 over 2011.
Washington Apple Commission

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:37 pm

Washington’s agricultural crops in 2012 are up 6 percent from the year before. A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion.

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Holiday Shopping
5:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

How Much Will Holiday Shoppers Spend In '13?

Northwest economists predict holiday shoppers will spend less this year.
Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 3:14 pm

 Put away those goblins and ghosts and bust out the elves. In stores, the winter holidays are already here.

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