A Ballard man who lives in his RV says a few bad apples are ruining the crate
Rachel Belle | January 13, 2016 5:53 pmNeighbors in Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard are blaming people living in RVs and buses for a recent uptick in crime. But one guy, who lives in an RV under the Ballard Bridge, says he keeps it clean. But acknowledges that half of the RV dwellers are to blame.
Queen Anne neighbors want to tackle crime with private patrol officers
Rachel Belle | January 12, 2016 5:36 pmLast 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 pmPortland'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 pmParents 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 pmWest 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 pmThere'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 amThe 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 pmSeattle 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 pmAt 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 pmWhen 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.
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