A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker & His Star Actress
Rachel Belle | May 13, 2015 5:26 pmA new book details the unbelievable story of a young Kim Jong-Il who once kidnapped a South Korean actor and director and forces them to fall in love and make films for him.
Pamper your pooch with homemade, edible shampoos and treatments
Rachel Belle | May 12, 2015 5:46 pmSister and brother team behind Seattle's High Maintenance Bitch brand are coming out with a new book of recipes for health and beauty treatments for your dog.
Cle Elum chimp sanctuary brings fresh air, freedom to captive chimps
Rachel Belle | May 11, 2015 6:01 pmIn rural Cle Elum, amongst the fresh air, trees and rivers, is a chimp sanctuary where seven chimps now live freely after a lifetime of being tested on for medical research.
Real-life Seattle 'Full House' family is the answer to the city's rent crisis
Rachel Belle | May 05, 2015 5:14 pmThree 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 couldn'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.
Living with an ex: a divorced Seattle couple lives together, raises kids together
Rachel Belle | May 05, 2015 10:50 amWhitney and Brian live in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood with their two kids, only they got a divorce 10 years ago. The pair, who call themselves friends and a team, decided to raise their kids together, in one house, while living in separate bedrooms.
Tuna Ramen Delight and other prison recipes made behind bars
Rachel Belle | April 30, 2015 5:21 pmThere's a long history of inmates concocting their own MSG-laden recipes in the comfort of their units.
Prisoners at WA's Clallam Bay learn the art of French pastry making
Rachel Belle | April 29, 2015 6:05 pmAt Clallam Bay Correctional Center, inmates spend six hours a day, five days a week, perfecting French pastry and baking breads, cookies, and brownies that are sold to fundraise for local charities.
Amidst skyrocketing rents, some Seattle landlords are keeping it real
KIRO Radio Staff | April 22, 2015 5:39 pmAs rents rise in Seattle, there are still real estate unicorns refusing to gouge their tenants, and keeping their rents affordable despite their neighbors.
Behind the scenes of the Seattle Wine Awards
Rachel Belle | April 21, 2015 5:15 pmIt'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.
A Tennessee elephant sanctuary would take Seattle's elephants, says Woodland Park Zoo never contacted them
Rachel Belle | April 16, 2015 5:42 pmWoodland 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.
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