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Rachel Belle
Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
Tune 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 4:37pm and 6:37pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Saturdays at 5:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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



A Kent woman, by way of Senegal, fights for her right to braid hair

Salamata Sylla earns a living braiding hair in the Senegalese style. But when the Department of License told her she needed to get a cosmetology license, she knew she didn't have to. She has filed a federal lawsuit to protect braiders across the state. I visited her at her Kent shop to learn more about the cultural tradition of braiding.

Washington's first cannabis food truck can't open and all edibles are illegal in state-run marijuana stores

The Sammich Truck was planning to sell cannabis infused sandwiches in Black Diamond this weekend, but they hit a snag with the Snohomish County Department of Health. There's a federal law that prohibits people from selling food with marijuana infused in it, which is putting a stop to the entire statewide edibles industry.

Moms play full-contact tackle football in Marysville this friday

After 10 weeks of hard core practice (two hours a night, five nights a week) a group of moms are ready to play full contact football under the Friday night lights. The annual game is a fundraiser for youth sports scholarships.

Cupcakes & Bacon: Where do major food trends start?

A new book called "The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy About Cupcakes But Fed Up With Fondue" explores where culinary trends are born and why some of them eventually end.

A Seattle man will build you a tiny house, if he can live in it for six months

A Seattle man, who decided to quit his job and get rid of all of his bills, including rent, offers up an interesting deal: he\'ll build an 8x8 structure in your backyard, free of charge, if he can live in it for six months.

Sole Obsession: 100 Years of Shoes at Auburn's White River Valley Museum

Did you know the average American woman owns 19 pairs of shoes?Auburn's White River Valley Museum is featuring a collection of shoes from 1910 to 2010, with everything from lace up leather boots to sky high 1970's wedges.

Inspired by Russell Wilson, a local Value Village worker helps strangers in need

A Ron & Don listener, inspired by cause radio and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson, randomly pulled over to help a couple whose car broke down on the side of I-5. He drove them to Seattle Children's Hospital, where they go several times a week to visit their infant daughter, and ended up raising money to get them a new car. It's the first time he's put himself out there like this and he's in awe of the community's kindness and then friendship he was able to form with the couple.

Homeless and low-income pet owners get free vet care from Doney Memorial Pet Clinic

For the last 28 years, Seattle's Doney Pet Clinic has been providing vet services to homeless and low-income residents who bring in less than $850 a month. The volunteer vets set up shop twice a month at the Union gospel Mission, and care for about 100 pets a month.

Tired of late-night violence, Capitol Hill's 'Outwatch' wants to get you home safe

After hearing about several attacks on the LGTBQ community in Capitol Hill, local business owner Jennifer Dietrich decided she had to do something. So she formed Outwatch, a volunteer patrol group. Outwatch will walk you to your car, drive bartenders home late at night and be on the look out for street harassment.

A Seattle Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes & Refuses to Return $70,000 to 40 Couples

More than 40 couples were contacted by EM Fine Art, a Seattle wedding venue, informing them that the venue is abruptly closing, and they won't be giving anyone a refund. EM's owners are no where to be found, and the couples are struggling to find new venues and to craft a legal case against the owners who allegedly took off with $70,000 in deposit money.

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