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, Triââ

The Chelan Complex Fire in central Washington has now topped 100,000-acres and about 3,000 people have been evacuated.

Fires continue to burn around Lake Chelan in central Washington Monday. Nearly 3,000 residents have been evacuated so far and dozens of homes have burned as firefighters struggle to gain any control over the blaze.

As ash fell Sunday on downtown Chelan, Washington, a nearby fruit packing cooperative that called itself the world's largest stood in ruins. It's one of dozens of businesses and homes destroyed in the Reach Complex fires.

A Hanford nuclear site whistleblower says he’s ready to get back to work. He settled his legal battle Wednesday for $4.1million.

Walter Tamosaitis, a high-level whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, settled Wednesday with his former employer federal contractor URS.

The Wolverine Fire in north central Washington has burned up more than 30,000 acres. Hotshot crews are now trying to save a small Lutheran religious retreat center called Holden Village near Lake Chelan.

The 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was remembered Sunday night in Richland, Washington. About 50 people gathered near the Columbia River to remember the day.

Fire crews are starting back burns from helicopters and are digging hand lines to try and slow the Wolverine wildfire in north-central Washington state.

Vacationers are cancelling their trips and residents are preparing for wildfire in a remote northeast Washington tourist village that is accessible only by hiking trail, seaplane and ferry.

The Wolverine Creek Fire in northeast Washington state has grown by 9,000 acres since Sunday. It’s now at 25,634 acres on the northwest side of Lake Chelan.

In the West, there aren’t a lot of black woman geologists who specialize in uranium deposits and groundwater. Zelma Maine Jackson landed far from her home state of South Carolina, but drilled into life in the West.

Firefighters on the Blue Creek Fire burning just outside of Walla Walla are intensifying their fight to hold a line and keep the wildfire out of a watershed and residential area. Correspondent Anna King describes the scene:

The Blue Creek Fire burning 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5.500 acres and is the top priority fire in the Northwest for federal resource managers.

One thousand firefighters are fighting the Blue Creek Fire Thursday about eight miles outside of Walla Walla, Washington.

The Blue Creek Fire burning about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to more than 5,500 acres. Evacuations remain in place as about 600 firefighters try to head off the flames burning in grass, bush and timber.

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