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Rachel Belle

Copper River salmon is here, it's expensive & there's not much to go around

Copper River salmon is here, it's expensive & there's not much to go around Salmon lovers look forward to this day all year, the day the coveted Copper River salmon is flown into Seattle from Alaska. But poor fishing conditions yesterday made for a small catch, so many Seattle restaurants are going without today. What's the appeal of a $28/lb salmon? We'll fill you in.

Seattle's Gay History is Revealed in a Walking Tour

MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry, is currently featuring an exhibit called Revealing Queer. So they're leading two different walking tours, so that history can come to life on the streets of Seattle. Here's a look at the Capitol Hill tour which is happening May 17th and June 21st, 2014.

Seattle's P-Patch Gardens Give Immigrants a Taste of Home

The P-Patch program now has 90 community gardens, shared by people living all over the city. Many of these gardeners are immigrants, who use their patches to grow vegetables native to their home countries. And even when they're growing carrots or kale, they're cooking their native food. Also, learn the history behind the P in P-Patch.

Retirees keep the Museum of Flight's vintage airplanes flying high

At the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett, retirees like 93 year old Joe Polocz volunteer their time to get the planes up and running again and fix the bodies up to look brand new again.

Gay Seattle Twin Will Be Booted From the Boy Scouts, Straight Twin Can Stay In

18 year old Nathan Hale High School seniors Liam and August Easton-Calabria have been Boy Scouts since they were 11 years old, and they do everything together. But now, only August can go on to become a camp counselor or troop leader.

New Emerald City Cycle Share Set to Launch in September!

At the end of September, 500 bikes will be scattered around six different Seattle neighborhoods, available for you to borrow. The program is called Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share and memberships will be up for grabs starting August 25th.

A Slumber Party For Your Pooch When You're Out of Town

A Slumber Party For Your Pooch When You're Out of Town Through companies like Sleepover Rover, dog lovers are hosting dogs, whose owners are out of town. And dogs are getting personalized care that a kennel just can't give.

Should Moms Be Criminalized For Using Drugs While Pregnant? Tennessee is the First State to Say Yes

Tennessee is now the first state in the nation to criminalize mothers who used drugs while pregnant. But critics in the medical and psychological fields say this will only create problems. They fear mothers-to-be might leave their babies in Dumpsters, out of fear of being arrested.

Shunned By the Church, Male Sexual Abuse Victims Get Local Help

Woodinville's Thomas Edward created Healing Broken Men to help male, sexual abuse victims who have been denied counsel and support from their churches. He is believed to be the only one in north America who does this kind of work.

Case Closed: The Battle of the Queensryches is Finally Settled

When Seattle band, Queensryche, split in two nearly two years ago, both parties wanted to keep the name. In court, a judge temporarily allowed two Queensryches to tour and make albums. But finally a decision has been made. And now there can only be one Queensryche.

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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!

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