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Past articles by Anna:

Bird flu drove up egg prices, now it's hatching a chick boom

Bird flu’s toll on flocks across the country has meant eggs are expensive and in short supply. → Read More

Early stone artifacts found in Idaho push history of the Americas back another 3,000 years

Researchers with Oregon State University in coordination with the Nez Perce tribe have found stone artifacts that date back about 3,000 years earlier than other finds in the Americas. Fourteen projectile points found along Idaho’s Salmon River - some just fragments - are delicately flaked, razor sharp and made of various stones. → Read More

New podcast uncovers a true story of family, fraud, land and power in the American West

Kim Malcolm talks with Anna King, host of the new podcast Ghost Herd. → Read More

Over a million chickens in one Washington county have bird flu

More than a million chickens at a farm in Franklin County, Washington, are set to be destroyed because of bird flu. Officials are now deliberating on how to transport, bury, compost or incinerate the birds. → Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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