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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Why a new TV show about Seattle can't be filmed in Seattle
    1. Two Seattle movie directors got a television series greenlighted by a major network, but they can't film it in Seattle because there are no tax incentives for the industry. 2. "Black brunch" is hitting up brunch spots across the country. 3. In Seattle, and Georgia, police stations are letting people meet to safely do their craigslist interactions. 4. Ted Cruz says he started liking country music after 9/11.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

  • 35 or older? Single? Want kids? Think about freezing your eggs
    Egg freezing is nothing new. But it has reentered the conversation now that companies like Facebook and Apple are offering to pay up to $20,000 for their female employees to do it. But what is new is the technology. Three years ago Seattle Reproductive Medicine started using new, advanced reproductive technology that ensures that most of the eggs are still in good shape when they're thawed out. Learn how much it costs and if it works.
  • Ring My Belle: Angelina Jolie removes her ovaries to lower her risk of ovarian cancer
    1. An African American Seattle woman, who hadn't heard about Starbuck's "Race Together" campaign, wondered if her barista was being racist when she saw "Race Together" written on her cup. 2. A Seattle city councilman is thinking of creating Neighborhood Conservation Districts, in light of all the new construction happening in the city. 3. Two years after Angelina Jolie removed her breasts, to avoid getting breast cancer, she has removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Monday, March 23, 2015

  • The Coffinmaker of Vashon Island
    In 2005, landscaper Marcus Daly watched the Pope's funeral with wonder: his body was being carried in a plain, simple, wooden coffin. This inspired Marcus to eventually open Marian Caskets, and hand build simple, honest pine coffins and carve inscriptions into the wood.
  • Ring My Belle: What's the Vashon Hum?
    1. Starbucks says they're ending Phase One of their Race together campaign after a week. 2. I met a man on Vashon Island who filled me in on the mysterious Vashon hum. 3. A little girl from Lakewood has completed 600 random acts of kindness. 4. When no one RSVP'd to the party invitation of a 13 year old boy with Aspergers, his mom made a public plea that attracted 4,000 birthday texts from strangers.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Celebrate 'Twin Peaks' new season by taking Snoqualmie's 'Twin Peaks' tour
    David Lynch's cult TV show, 'Twin Peaks' is set to have a brand new season in 2016. To celebrate, the Salish Lodge is offering a special 'Twin Peaks' package, that includes coffee and cherry pie. Rachel Belle took the 'Twin Peaks' tour with a few mega fans, who offer up some insider tips and facts.

Friday, March 13, 2015

  • Edith Macefield's Ballard home goes up for auction, nobody bids
    Edith Macefield, and her 108 year old house, made national headlines in 2006, when she refused to sell it to developers, who offered her a million dollars for the property. They had no choice but to build their huge shopping center, The Ballard Blocks, around her. Now, the house is in disarray, it's owner filed for bankruptcy and the house was foreclosed upon. Today, an auction was held but none of the five interested parties bid.
  • Ring My Belle: Doughnuts > Babies, says one California mom
    1. Not even a year after the Oso mudslide tragedy, a guy is advertising a river rafting trip that goes by the disaster area. 2. Powdered alcohol = palcohol! It's now legal. 3. In France, they are requiring manufactures to make products that are reparable. 4. A woman ditched her baby for doughnuts.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • The Seattle Jewish Film Festival & "The Accidental Activist"
    "The Accidental Activist" will be screened at The Seattle Jewish Film Festival this Tuesday. It features Seattle's Cheryl Stombo, one of the survivors of the 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, and how she's become an advocate for gun safety.
  • Ring My Belle: New study determines there are too many studies
    1. If you're someone who always looks up info on your phone, instead of trying to think of an answer yourself, you are probably not an analytical thinker. 2. New study determines there are too many studies. 3. Will Ferrell played for the Mariners today. And then he played for the A's.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: How do you know when something is racist?
    1. The WA State AG is suing SBTickets after they sold several Super Bowl tickets to people, and then resold them the day of the game. 2. The WA Senate has voted to make stricter smartphone rules for drivers. They want to make it illegal to use the Internet and maps while driving. 3. A Seattle 5K is being called racist because the participants dress up like Mexicans. And the name of a Seattle club, Chop Suey, is also raising racist flags. But are these actually racist?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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