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Rachel Belle

The Art of Speaking in Tongues

Last week, a Kentucky pastor died after refusing to be treated for a religion induced snake bite. That practice is only found in Appalachian churches. But speaking in tongues is a Pentecostal tradition that many of us don\'t quite understand. Rachel Belle explored the art of speaking in tongues with a Seattle woman who grew up doing just that.

Shop Cats: Meet the Kitties Who Help Purrsonalize Local Stores

The cat allergic aside, who doesn't love visiting with a friendly kitty who lives in a local shop? Here's a look at a few beloved shop cats in King County.

More Couples Are Choosing To Keep Their Money Separate

Nowadays couples are getting married older, so they're used to managing their own finances. So modern couples are trending towards separate bank accounts, even though their parents most likely maintain a joint account.

Bark and Bite: A Bellingham Lawyer Specializes in Animal Law

Attorney Adam Karp has worked on over 3,000 cases involving animals since he became passionate about protecting them in 1999. He helped a Lacey woman sue her ex-husband for killing her pet cat.

Float Your Cares Away in a Sense Deprivation Tank

At Float Seattle, you can spend an hour floating in super salty water in complete blackness and silence. It's called a sense deprivation tank and they're said to be a tool for meditation, a way to make up for lost sleep and a cure for all that ails you. Rachel Belle and Sean De Tore gave it a try.

An E. Coli Victim Wants King County Restaurants to Have Very Public Health Inspector Ratings

After getting E. Coli at a Seattle restaurant, with four stars on Yelp but a bad track record of health inspections, Sarah Schacht decided to do something. She wants King County to provide a simpler way for diners to know a restaurants health inspection score. For example, a sticker on a restaurant's window could have an A-F rating.

Nickelsville & Tent City Homeless Desperately Need Wood to Stay Warm

Homeless residents at three Tent City and Nickelsville locations are struggling to stay warm in these frigid, record breaking cold weather. They have run out of wood and have taken to burning the pallets they keep their tents on. We're looking for people to donate wood, blankets, sleeping bags, and warm clothes.

Seattle's Soulumination Captures the Beauty of Terminally Ill Children Through Photographs

In the eight years since Lynette Johnson started the non-profit, Soulumination, she has taken photos of over 1,000 sick or dying children and parents. She gives the beautiful photos to families, no charge.

Late Bloomer: Becoming a Seahawk Fan at the 11th Hour

I did not become a Seahawk fan until about 5:30pm during the Super Bowl, when Percy Harvin ran that incredible touchdown. Better late than never, right? The Seahawks managed to gather up a nice little group of last minute fans this season because winning is really fun.

Parents: Are you pulling your kids out of school for the Seahawks parade?

When Seattle Public Schools announced it would not be shutting down schools for Wednesday's Seahawk parade, many parents said they'd take their kids out anyway.

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Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
Tune in to KIRO Radio on Saturdays at 5pm and 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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