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, Triââ
Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 4:53 pm
Dozens of central Washington fruit farmers are still high-and-dry without water for their valuable fruit trees.
Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 8:37 am
The state of Washington has ordered the federal government to start pumping out a leaking double-shell tank of waste at Hanford by September 1.
Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 6:07 pm
Dam engineers are continuing to keep the pool behind the ailing structure drawn down to relieve pressure.
Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 3:24 pm
The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 3:20 pm
In central Washington, state officials and farmers are scrambling to save orchards at risk of drying up because of a drawdown of the Columbia River.
Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 2:04 pm
State officials are reporting the discovery of a second set of human remains near the cracked Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in Eastern Washington state.
Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 8:03 am
Thousands of acres of high-value cherry and apple orchards behind the damaged Wanapum Dam are at serious risk.
Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 4:17 pm
In Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Hanford whistleblowers Donna Busche and Walt Tamosaitis weren’t allowed to speak before a Senate hearing.
Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 6:17 pm
Grant County officials and Native Americans are patrolling round the clock to keep sacred and sensitive sites protected on miles of exposed Columbia River shoreline.
Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 2:22 pm
In central Washington state, teams of engineers are scrambling to figure out what’s gone wrong with part of the Wanapum Dam’s spillway structure.
Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 8:20 am
In Central Washington, human bones have been found along the newly exposed shore above Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River.
Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 5:54 pm
Water behind the Wanapum Dam near Vantage, Wash., is being drawn down 26 feet to relieve pressure on the big crack in the structure.
Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:38 am
When it comes to the many underground tanks at Hanford filled with radioactive sludge, just how much do we know? U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says not enough.
Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 2:26 pm
Dam operators are struggling to find a solution for a major underwater crack in the Wanapum Dam. It spans the Columbia River in central Washington near Vantage.
Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 6:45 am
The Umatilla Chemical Depot is letting go of 60 more workers. Just 100 remain, down from more than 800 a few years ago.