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Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
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Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:37pm and 6:37pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Saturdays at 5:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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Who is growing Washington's weed?

Until the state finishes inspecting, and approving, cannabis growers, there will not be enough legal weed to go around. Tahoma Growers are hoping to pass their August inspection, and they share what the process has been like and what it's like to participate in this historic Green Rush.

Winning: Edmonds woman enters 200 sweepstakes a day

After winning a trip to Palm Springs in 2008, Edmonds' April Jacques was hooked. She now enters about 200 sweepstakes a day and has won thousands of items, including 12 trips.

Alzheimer's Cafe serves up pizza and sing-a-longs

Copying a concept popular in Europe, Alzheimer's Cafe aims to give people with dementia and Alzheimer's a comfortable and public place to socialize. The Cafe is held every 2nd Thursday of the month at Tutta Bella, in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood.

Thawing the Seattle Freeze, one neighbor at a time

Sammamish's Becky Henchman is intent on thawing the Seattle Freeze. For the next year, she is committed to having a neighbor over each month, to try and get to know the people who live around her and create community and friendship.

The Big Love Photoshoot Project gets photo-shy women back in front of the camera lens

Shoreline's Amy Gentry noticed she was no longer posing in her family's holiday and vacation photos, because she didn't like the way she looked. So she created the Big Love Photoshoot Project, taking photos of women who normally shy away from cameras, to help them get their confidence back.

Seattle's purple-bearded Bubbleman has been blowing bubbles for 33 years

Seattle's Gary Golightly, AKA The Bubbleman, has been doing bubble shows in 45 countries for the past 33 years. He uses found and thrifted items, like flyswatters and plastic six pack rings, to make huge bubbles that kids go crazy for.

Washington state woman has vowed to eat pet food for a whole month

Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland and Kennewick, Washington, is eating almost nothing but dog and cat foods for an entire month. She wants to spread the message that people should read labels, and only feed their pets foods that they would eat themselves. She is only eating natural, sometimes organic, USDA approved pet foods.

A Local Singer's New Book Teaches Kids About Life in a Wheelchair

Nashville-based, Tacoma native, Faith Ecklund broke her neck in a car accident when she was 16 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Her new book, "Our Friends in Chairs With Wheels," wants to erase that stigma that people in wheelchairs are strange just because they're a little different.

Book Cafe is a Library-On-Wheels For Snohomish Kids on Summer Vacation

Snohomish teacher and librarian, Jenny Granger, wanted to find a way to keep kids reading over the summer break, to keep them reading at grade level. So she created Book Cafe, a little yellow school bus that stops at Snohomish trailer parks and community centers, and welcomes kids to come inside and pick out books.

A Kent woman, by way of Senegal, fights for her right to braid hair

Salamata Sylla earns a living braiding hair in the Senegalese style. But when the Department of License told her she needed to get a cosmetology license, she knew she didn't have to. She has filed a federal lawsuit to protect braiders across the state. I visited her at her Kent shop to learn more about the cultural tradition of braiding.

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