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 Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.
Many Northwest alfalfa growers had a rough year with bad weather last summer.
The drawdown of water behind Wanapum Dam in central Washington is exposing dozens of human gravesites and hundreds of Native American cultural artifacts.
Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 6:25 pm
Central Washington could be in for a bummer of a summer as Grant County officials have said they won’t nail down the cause of the crack on Wanapum Dam until June.
Code language is probably as old as language itself. Now, two Northwest university professors have launched a competition to test students’ code breaking skills.
Northwest asparagus growers are just starting to harvest spears in the warmer sites around Pasco, Wash.
This summer could be a bust for a resort community in central Washington after a crack in the Wanapum Dam forced operators to draw down the Columbia River more than 25 feet.
High winds on the Columbia River are hampering forensic work on the damaged Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson complained Monday that the federal government will likely miss major deadlines for cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Two skeletons found upstream of the cracked Wanapum Dam have been handed over to Northwest tribes.
Some workers from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s tank farms were transported to a Richland hospital Tuesday morning.
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 9:37 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.
Dam engineers are continuing to keep the pool behind the ailing structure drawn down to relieve pressure.
Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 4:24 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 4:20 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 3:04 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 9:03 am
Thousands of acres of high-value cherry and apple orchards behind the damaged Wanapum Dam are at serious risk.
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 Tue March 11, 2014 5:17 pm
In Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Hanford whistleblowers Donna Busche and Walt Tamosaitis weren’t allowed to speak before a Senate hearing.