Tuesday, May 5, 2015
- Seattle 'Full House' family is the answer to the city's rent crisis
Three and a half months ago, Seattle's Julia Massey and Jared Cortese became parents to baby Carl. They wanted to move to a bigger place, but can't afford it on their musician salaries. So they rented a bigger house with Jared's two brothers to save money, create a stronger community for themselves and raise their son in a close knit family atmosphere.
- Ring My Belle: A Seattle architect is a Lego maniac
1. Bamboo and Chai, the Seattle elephants, are stuck at the San Diego Zoo and a request has been filed in federal court to keep the elephants there until they can be sent to a nearby sanctuary. 2. A woman who ran the Boston marathon, and kissed a random man, finally tracked him down - and he's married. 3. A Seattle architect has 250,000 pieces of Legos and an entire room dedicated to building with them in his house.
Monday, May 4, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is the 5th bro-iest in the nation?!
1. Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is the 5th bro-iest in the nation?! 2. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is paying the price for not registering all of the domain names that contain her name. 3. There's a new documentary coming out about the 81 year old man who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street first started. 4. #talkpay wants you to tell the Twitter world what your salary is, hoping this will lead to closing the gender pay gap.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
- TunaRamen Delight & other recipes prisoners concoct in their cells
There's a long history of inmates concocting their own MSG laden recipes in the comfort of their units, using processed foods purchased from the commissary mixed with squirreled away cafeteria foods. The result is dishes like a burrito made with Top Ramen noodles and spice packet, refried, beans, pickles and mayonnaise. Rachel Belle visited the Clallam Bay Correctional Center to learn more about prison food.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
- Prisoners at WA's Clallam Bay learn the art of French Pastry making
At Clallam Bay Correctional Center, a select number of inmates can participate in a seven month baking program, that gives them 45 credits at Peninsula College. They spend six hours a day, five days a week, perfecting French pastry and baking breads, cookies and brownies that are sold to prison staff and used to fund-raise for local charities. The idea is to give inmates an employable skill for when they get out.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- Ring My Belle: A gruesome death at the Bumblebee tuna factory
1. The Internet is calling her Mom of the Year: the woman who was videotaped smacking her son on the street during the Baltimore riot. 2. A man was accidentally cooked to death at the Bumblebee tuna plant. 3. A two sided mirror in a Chicago public restroom stirs debate. 4. A Federal Way man is using hip hop to get kids to eat vegan.
Monday, April 27, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Sesame Street is under construction after 45 years
1. The Makah tribe wants to be allowed to hunt gray whales again. 2. An Amazon parody video mocks an idealistic Seattle life. 3. After 45 seasons, Sesame Street is getting a makeover. 4. Rachel was in California over the weekend and experienced drought fear first hand.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
- Amidst skyrocketing rents, some Seattle landlords are keeping it real
Rents continue to rise in Seattle, but there are still some real estate unicorns out there. Here we meet two landlords who refuse to gouge their tenants. They are keeping their rents low and affordable, while their neighbors charge hundreds or thousands more.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- Twelve-hundred wines, 20 wine experts, two days: Behind the scenes of the Seattle Wine Awards
It's the 10th year of the Seattle Wine Awards, and for two days, 20 wine experts hole up in a hotel conference room drinking and judging 1,200 wines. What sounds like a dream job is actually quite tedious.
- Ring My Belle: The time when your sperm donor turned out to be a mentally ill criminal
1. An "anti-gay day" at a Pennsylvania high school. 2. A couple is suing after they found out that their sperm donor isn't the well educated, mentally stable man he says he was. 3. After a year of "conscious uncoupling" Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin are officially divorced.
Monday, April 20, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Bellevue Skate King is closing, Rachel Belle cries nacho cheese tears
1. Bellevue Skate King is closing on June 30. Rachel Belle cries nacho cheese tears. 2. An LA Tinmes article says: "Thanks to TV's strong women, voters are ready for a female president." 3. Jon Stewart reveals why he's leaving the Daily Show: he's bored. 4. Kraft says that as of January 2016 its original macaroni and cheese sold in the United States will no longer contain synthetic colors or artificial preservatives.
Friday, April 17, 2015
- Ring My Belle: 90 ways you might look suspicious to the TSA
1. A couple was babysitting a kid who turned to be kidnapped. 2. A homeless man in Florida is about to get an apartment after finding a bank account he'd forgotten about. 3. The TSA has a 90-point check list of things they're looking for in terrorists, and if you have a bobbing Adam's apple, you might be on their radar. 4. #IWishMyTeacherKnew
Thursday, April 16, 2015
- A Tennessee elephant sanctuary would take Seattle's elephants, says Woodland Park Zoo never contacted them
Woodland Park Zoo's elephants, Chai and Bamboo, are on the road to the Oklahoma City Zoo where they will find a new home. But elephant activists say a sanctuary is better for the elephants. The zoo says the sanctuaries aren't accepting elephants and are riddled with disease. But one elephant sanctuary says this is not true, and the zoo has never even contacted them.
- Ring My Belle: Maryland Free-Range parents are suing CPS for picking up their kids
1. A couple in Maryland, who call themselves Free-Range parents, is suing the county for detaining their children, who were simply playing at a nearby park, unsupervised. 2. Tumwater High School boys speak out against sexual assault. 3. A NY woman filled potholes in her town with potting soil and flowers. 4. Two little girls from Australia are raking in 6-figures a month making desserts on YouTube.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
- 80 year old Uncle Manny still rides his bike to work every day
An 80 year old Lake City man has been riding his bike to work for the past 22 years, rain or shine. On his seven mile daily commute, he gets a good look at the neighborhoods, its people and nature.