A profile of the river rafting, four-letter word blurting nun on Shaw Island
Rachel Belle | June 17, 2015 5:32 pmOur Lady of the Rock's Mother Hildegard says it's hard to recruit new, young nuns these days, especially in the famously nonreligious northwest.
Prayer and Work: the life of a Benedictine nun on Shaw Island
Rachel Belle | June 16, 2015 5:41 pmOn Shaw Island, the smallest and least populated San Juan Island reached by ferry, is Our Lady of the Rock, a monastery home to seven Benedictine nuns.
An ex-con on how intelligence and street smarts equal a successful prison escape
Rachel Belle | June 15, 2015 5:33 pmEx-con Larry Lawton says intelligence, street smarts, inside help, and lots of free time are the perfect storm for a successful escape.
Does family trump business?
June 12, 2015 5:53 pmThe founder of Virgin once again made headlines with the announcement that the UK-based group is now offering some staff up to one year parental leave on full pay.
Find a hike or help build a trail with the Washington Trails Assocation
Rachel Belle | June 10, 2015 5:06 pmFifty-six percent of Washingtonians hike, but most hikers probably don't know that many of the state's trails are maintained by volunteers.
Washington has more craft spirit distilleries than any other state, and more to come
Rachel Belle | June 09, 2015 5:44 pmWashington has more craft spirit distilleries than any other state, Seattle has more than any other city and King County more than any other county in the US.
A 24-hour parenting simulation turns Seattle teens off the idea of having babies
Rachel Belle | June 08, 2015 3:17 pmAt Seattle's Nathan Hale High School, students get lifelike baby dolls that are programmed to cry at random times throughout the day and night.
Legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins is the subject of the new SIFF film 'The Glamour and the Squalor'
Rachel Belle | June 02, 2015 5:55 pmMarco Collins is a legendary DJ. While working at 107.7 The End in the early 90's, Marco was the first in the world to play Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Weezer, and the list goes on and on. This week is the world premiere of the documentary, "The Glamour and the Squalor," a film that explores Marco's rise and fall in the drug heavy grunge music scene.
Less buying, more borrowing: A new Seattle app connects you with your neighbors
Rachel Belle | June 01, 2015 5:25 pmMyNeighbor connects people who need to borrow something with people willing to share, meaning less buying and a chance to meet your neighbors.
It's almost harbor seal season, and you can help keep them safe
Rachel Belle | May 28, 2015 5:18 pmPuget Sound beaches see more harbor seals than any other marine mammal, but when some people see them hanging out on the sand they think the seal is in danger. They're usually not. But the Sno-King Marine Mammal Response volunteers field calls and respond to beaches to calm situations and make sure the seals are left alone.
- Seattle's 8th Generation is the first native American company to make traditional native blankets
- UW doctors test a device that keeps donor hearts beating, pumping blood outside of the body
- Swanky Canlis restaurant jumps in to help after the deadly Aurora Bridge accident
- Beautiful food for $4 a day, in a new cookbook for people on food stamps
- A gluten fighting pill for Celiac Disease is on its way, thanks to UW Medicine researchers
- Ring My Belle: An otter at the Seattle Aquarium has asthma and is learning to use an inhaler