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  • Queen Anne neighbors want to tackle crime with private patrol officers
    Rachel Belle | January 12, 2016 5:36 pm
    Last week in Magnolia, more than 300 people came to a meeting to heatedly discuss the crime in their neighborhood. They blame homeless people living in RVs nearby. Now Queen Anne neighbors are experiencing similar crime and have a meeting planned for this Thursday.
  • New memoir, The Sound of Gravel, is the story of a girl who was her mother's 4th child and her father's 39th
    Rachel Belle | January 11, 2016 5:40 pm
    Portland's Ruth Wariner grew up in a polygamist community in northern Mexico, her father's 39th child. Her father was murdered when she was just three months old, and her mother remarried another polygamist who made Ruth's life a living hell. Ruth will be reading from her new memoir, The Sound of Gravel, Tuesday, Jan 12th at Third Place Books in Ravenna.
  • Is your kid on a child care wait list? Washington is in a childcare crisis
    Rachel Belle | January 06, 2016 5:48 pm
    Parents seeking child care in King County are finding two-year wait lists, and a $17,000 price tag for a year of infant care. So why aren't more childcare centers opening up and cashing in? This story has the answers and what the state is doing to help.
  • Seattle's 95-year-old stand-up comedian ain't no joke
    Rachel Belle | January 04, 2016 5:33 pm
    West Seattle's Georgie Kunkel started doing stand-up comedy in her 80s, and at 95 she gets on stage once a month to tell funny stories taken from her life.
  • Is the Washington DOC to blame for a deadly crash?
    Eric Mandel | December 28, 2015 4:15 pm
    There's no denying the tragedy, but Mike Salk and Rachel Belle discuss how the "Sliding Door" phenomena come into play.
  • Seattleites are stuffing stockings with pot
    Rachel Belle | December 22, 2015 10:59 am
    The Pot Shop, in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, says their sales are better than ever as people pick up marijuana for holiday gifts. In many cases, adult children are buying pot for their parents.
  • Seattle Meowtropolitan Cafe is the city's very first cat cafe
    Rachel Belle | December 15, 2015 6:25 pm
    Seattle Meowtropolitan Cafe opens Dec. 19, and cat lovers can get their fix of caffeine and cat love. Ten dollars gets you 50 minutes in the cat lounge, with 10 snugly and adoptable kitties.
  • Flying from Hawaii to Seattle on Alaska Airlines? Help transport a shelter animal
    Rachel Belle | December 09, 2015 5:31 pm
    At the Maui and Kauai Humane Societies, they have more dogs and cats than they know what to do with, but not a big enough population to adopt them all. So both have teamed up with Alaska Airlines to send them to the mainland for adoption. And they're looking for travelers heading to Seattle to escort the pets.
  • Deck the halls with boughs of challah: When Santa Claus... is Jewish
    Rachel Belle | December 08, 2015 5:34 pm
    When your kid sits on Santa's lap this year, might it be a Jewish Santa? Rachel Belle chats with two Jewish men, who never celebrated Christmas, about why they take on the role of Santa Claus.
  • A colorblind Tacoma teen sees new colors for the first time
    Rachel Belle | December 07, 2015 3:43 pm
    Thirteen year old Eli Robinson is colorblind. But thanks to special glasses made by EnChroma, he was able to see all the colors of the rainbow for the first time. Rachel Belle was at Tacoma's Museum of Glass the first time he tried them on.

Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio

  • Ring My Belle on KIRO RadioTune in to KIRO Radio on Sundays at 3pm for Ring my Belle with Rachel Belle.

Who is Rachel Belle?

  • Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:33pm and 6:33pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and getting outside.

    Please send Rachel your story ideas, weekend events and taco truck tips!