Anna King

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 and their muddy Aussie-dog Poa. 

CONTACT: Email  / Twitter

NORTHWEST NEWS Correspondent

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Lynsie and Larry Clott
Featured

StoryCorps Northwest: How A Car Accident And Learning To Swim Helped Disability Rights

Larry Clott helped to lay the foundation for disabilities rights in the United States. He spoke with his daughter about a car accident that made him a quadriplegic, and how he came to fight for disability rights in this episode of StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: How A Car Accident And Learning To Swim Helped Disability Rights

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania is one of 80 sites around the country where some 80,000 metric tons of nuclear waste is stored. CREDIT: Olivia Sun/NPR
Environment

As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It

As nuclear and radioactive waste piles up, private companies are stepping in with their own solutions for the nation’s radioactive spent fuel. One is proposing a temporary storage site in New Mexico, and another is seeking a license for a site in Texas. But most experts agree that what’s needed is a permanent site, like Yucca Mountain, that doesn’t require humans to manage it. Continue Reading As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It

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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. CREDIT: Bloomberg via Getty Images
Featured

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Address Homelessness And Affordable Housing In Seattle Area

Microsoft is investing $500 million to help develop affordable housing and address homelessness in the Seattle area as the growth of tech companies in the region continues to flood the real estate market with high-salaried workers, leaving many other people behind. Continue Reading Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Address Homelessness And Affordable Housing In Seattle Area

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