Anna King, OPB

Anna King

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  • OPB
  • NorthwestPublicBroadcasting
  • knkx public radio
  • KUOW
  • WBUR
  • KTOO

Past articles by Anna:

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In Indian Country, people are wearing Kokum scarves for solidarity with Ukraine

Native Americans are posting selfies on social media wearing brightly-colored scarves. Some of these scarves originally came to Indian Country from Ukraine. Now the scarves have become a symbol of solidarity. → Read More

Native Americans Wearing Traditional Ukrainian Scarves In Support of Ukraine

Brandi Morin, of the Cree Nation, says she is wearing a scarf in support of Ukraine / Photo Courtesy of Brandi Morin Read Listen: Anna King reports on Native Americans wearing traditional Ukrainian scarves in support of the country / Runtime: 4 minutes Photo Courtesy Of Brandi Morin.Brandi Morin, of the Cree Nation in Alberta,… Continue Reading Native Americans Wearing Traditional Ukrainian… → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured at Richland Fred Meyer shooting

One man has died and another man was injured in a shooting at a Fred Meyer in Richland, Washington. → Read More

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Six dogs sickened or dead near the Tri-Cities, all thought to have recent contact with Columbia River

Pets dead or sick after coming in contact with Columbia River water near the Tri-Cities, Wash. Now health officials have confirmed the culprit, Anatoxin-a in toxic algae. → Read More

Easterday Idaho: What’s to become of a water-rich northwest ranch

The saga of the troubled Easterday ag empire is spreading to rural Idaho. At issue: The fate of an Easterday ranch centered on a beautiful meadow that contributes water to the Spokane region. → Read More

Beef wars: Two meat giants battle over Easterday feedlot north of Pasco

Two meatpacking giants are battling in federal bankruptcy court over a 1,500-acre feedlot near Pasco. It’s part of the ongoing Easterday cattle swindle → Read More

You can still die of dysentery but Oregon Trail reboot aims for more accurate portrayals

Jazz Halfmoon remembers playing the educational video game Oregon Trail as a reward for doing well in her Oregon grade school class. → Read More

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As Easterday family property is auctioned, giant buyers attracted to water-rich deal

Now in bankruptcy, many of the Easterday family’s key properties will be sold to repay debts. It’s one of the largest sales of prime water-rich agricultural lands in the Columbia Basin in recent history. → Read More

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Why some Northwest Latinx residents and farmworkers hesitate on COVID vaccine

Across the Northwest, many Latinx families are facing barriers to getting family members vaccinated. Adding to the complexity is powerful misinformation on social media and by word-of-mouth, the recent health concerns over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and religious reasons for vaccine hesitancy. → Read More

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Northwest apple exports are down as Eastern European growers crunch into US shipments

Washington apple growers are shipping about 20 percent less fruit abroad now compared with this time last year. → Read More

Northwest Apple Exports Are Down As Eastern European Growers Crunch Into U.S. Shipments

Washington apple growers are shipping about 20 percent less fruit abroad now compared with this time last year. The result is a drop to export levels not → Read More

Aplets & Cotlets no more: 101-year-old Washington candymaker calls it quits

The company that makes Aplets & Cotlets, the famous jellied fruit candy from central Washington, is calling it quits this June. → Read More

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Easterday-Tyson saga shows counting 200K cattle isn’t easy, especially when they might not exist

Just how do you miss 200,000 phantom cattle over several years? That’s what some people in the Columbia Basin cattle-feeding industry are wondering in an ongoing saga between Tyson Fresh Meats and Easterday Ranches. → Read More

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Cattle custody: Easterdays, Tyson battle over herd of 54,000 cows

In Southeast Washington, the welfare of more than 50,000 head of cattle is worrying Tyson Fresh Meats. Can the herd continue to be fed and cared for while the company set up to guard over them, Easterday Ranches, files for federal bankruptcy? → Read More

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Following suit alleging fake cows, Easterday Ranches declares bankruptcy

The case of so-called modern-day cattle rustling in southeastern Washington is getting more complex by the day. Now, Easterday Ranches has filed for bankruptcy in federal court. → Read More

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Washington’s mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open — with a celebrity sighting

The Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, Washington, came to life this week. Dozens of port-a-potties, huge event tents, and hundreds of cars dotted the landscape. Only it wasn«t for a fair. The fairgrounds are the site of Eastern Washington»s first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic. → Read More

Washington Plans Mass Vaccination Sites, But Says Please Register...And Don't Show Up Yet

QUICK LINKS: –Washington Vaccine Information Page –FindYourPhaseWA – Washington Vaccine Phase Finder –WA Vaccine Hotline (6 AM to 10 PM M-F; 8 AM to 6 → Read More

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Popular organic farm product ‘Agro Gold WS’ banned in Wash., Ore., and Calif., with Idaho investigating

Regulators in Washington, Oregon and California recently issued a «stop use» order for the popular herbicide product thats been widely used on organic crops. → Read More

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Irrigation district’s plan means irritation (and big loss) for Washington family’s pumpkin farm

The Kennewick Irrigation District wants a new reservoir as the Tri-Cities area (and its water needs) grows, but itll have to go through a family pumpkin farm first. → Read More

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Labor Day fire storm destroys homes, burns thousands of acres across the Northwest

Labor Day winds created conditions for a huge explosion in fires Monday. They caused massive destruction across the region, closed roads, knocked out power and inundated the region with heavy smoke. → Read More