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  • A Seattle sushi chef brings traditional Japanese New Year cuisine to the PNW
    Rachel Belle | December 31, 2014 5:15 pm
    For Americans, New Year's Eve is the big party. But in Japan it's all about New Year's Day with family and food. People traditionally eat osechi-ryōri, lacquer boxes filled with dozens of small delicacies. In Seattle, chef/owner of Sushi Kappo Tamura, Taichi Kitamura and his crew have been preparing osechi for the last month. He explains the symbolism of the foods inside the lacquer boxes.
  • Seattle's Top Ten Toys chooses crafts and creativity over computers
    Rachel Belle | December 23, 2014 4:12 pm
    There is no "Frozen" merchandise at Top Ten Toys. No video games either. The store specializes in toys that are "Less violent, more educational, more multicultural, less sexist, more environmental, all of that politically correct stuff." We'll tell you the top selling toys of the year, most of them old classics.
  • Injury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring off the field
    Jamie Skorheim | December 21, 2014 6:36 am
    Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman says it's killing him to sit on the sidelines after being placed on injured reserve following a foot fracture, but the man recognized by many as the first deaf offensive player in the NFL is still inspiring people off the field.
  • To tweet or not to tweet: When is it ok for local government to say no to social media?
    December 16, 2014 5:53 pm
    A Seattle woman, attending King County committee meetings, was told she was no longer allowed to live Tweet the meetings. She feels like her 1st Amendment rights are violated. But the county said they wanted to create a trusting environment where everyone was focused on the task at hand. Just because it is legal and "normal" to post everything to social media, does it mean we should always be allowed to do so?
  • Maybe Marshawn Lynch is just an introvert
    Rachel Belle | December 15, 2014 6:31 pm
    Marshawn Lynch is famous for dodging interviews. He's dodged so many the NFL has fined him $100,000. But what if he's not just trying to rebel or hide from his fans, maybe he's just an introvert who isn't comfortable with public speaking and sharing all of his thoughts and feelings with the world? Susan Cain, the country's leading introvert expert, helps us understand the mind of an introvert.
  • Ron & Don: Protesters demonstrating against police are filling officers' pockets
    Jamie Skorheim | December 11, 2014 11:16 am
    Seattle police announced this week the department has spent $585,000 on covering demonstrations downtown, but KIRO Radio's KIRO Radio's Ron & Don say it's good for officers who want the money.
  • How to save a historic Seattle building from condo fate
    Rachel Belle | December 10, 2014 6:29 pm
    Seattle is the fastest growing city in America, and many of the city's beautiful buildings have been demolished to make room for newer, bigger, modern-looking condo buildings. Here we explore how to save a building by making it a city-approved historic landmark.
  • A Jewish mother & a rabbi ponder: Should Rachel Belle get a Christmas tree?
    Rachel Belle | December 08, 2014 5:54 pm
    Being Jewish, I have never had a Christmas tree, and I never cared or considered getting one. Until two weeks ago, when I saw a snowy tree tied to the top of a car and thought it might be nice. This story is my journey to a decision about whether or not to get a Christmas tree, or as some might call it, a Hanukkah bush. You'll meet my mother, a rabbi and a local Jewish woman who just got her first tree at age 47.
  • Ron chats with poker great Erik Seidel about everything but poker
    December 08, 2014 11:25 am
    I'm fascinated by talking to people who are great at what they do, especially when they are great at things that I'm interested in. So I hope you enjoy this interview with Erik. We talk about music, what it's like growing up in New York in the 60's and 70's. Playing backgammon at world class level, the stock market crash of 1987, and more.
  • Autistic boy reportedly put in isolation room 100 times; is this school's fault?
    Jamie Skorheim | December 07, 2014 1:56 am
    Parents at a Redmond school are not happy after learning their autistic son has reportedly been placed in a carpeted isolation room 100 times this year.
  • You can now eat a Tom Douglas meal while flying the friendly skies
    Rachel Belle | December 05, 2014 5:34 pm
    Alaska Airlines has started serving a brisket chili over a Yukon gold potato, created by Seattle Chef Tom Douglas, and there\'s more to come next year. But did Tom manage to elevate above the typically, notoriously bad airline fare? Rachel Belle got a taste.
  • Candlelight vigil to honor murdered Cox boys, other kids who died unexpectedly
    Josh Kerns | December 05, 2014 5:31 pm
    Saturday marks the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Puyallup mom Susan Powell, as hundreds are expected at a candlelight vigil to honor her two slain children.
  • While Seattle smolders, Tacoma Ferguson protesters talk
    Josh Kerns | December 02, 2014 2:18 pm
    While protesters and police squared off again Monday night in Seattle, another demonstration of a far different sort was taking place in Tacoma - led by Tacoma's police chief and mayor.
  • A Seattle veteran is trying to create the next Ice Bucket Challenge
    Rachel Belle | December 01, 2014 6:06 pm
    Since Seattle veteran Andrew Myers posted a video of himself catching a burglar, trying to enter his home, it's racked up nearly four million views. He's trying to take advantage of the Internet attention by raising money for Paws and Stripes, a non-profit that matches veterans with PTSD with life saving service dogs.
  • Lifelong delivers healthy Thanksgivings to sick people around King County
    Rachel Belle | November 26, 2014 5:10 pm
    Lifelong, formerly Lifelong AIDS Alliance, delivers 150,000 meals a year to people who are too sick, and too poor to get the groceries themselves. Volunteers visit clients once a week, dropping off bags of super healthy groceries and special meals prepared by a chef.

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