September 11, 2013 @ 6:22 am
Former King County Sheriff Sue Rahr is the new Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. In January she made some big changes, after noticing that students were being trained in a military like fashion. She wants cops to be approachable, helpful and fair, not feared by the average citizen.
September 9, 2013 @ 6:29 pm
A lot of people don't know it, but food stamps are accepted at Seattle's farmers markets. And right now they are running a promotion called Fresh Bucks: bring your EBT card to the market and get a $10 bonus voucher for fresh fruits and veggies.
August 22, 2013 @ 5:47 pm
Seattle's Melany Vorass says 90% of the produce her family eats is either foraged or from her garden. Her new book, "The Front Yard Forager" is a guide to harvesting edible, wild growing, plants and includes 60 recipes.
August 22, 2013 @ 9:53 am
Seattle's Nicole Hardy found herself a virgin at 35, not able to fit in with Mormon guys who wanted children and other men who weren't interested in a sexless relationship. Her secret story went public when she wrote about it for "The New York Times" Modern Love column and her new memoir on the topic was just released.
August 21, 2013 @ 9:41 am
Seattle musician Levi Ware created the Melodic Caring Project last year, and has since streamed live concerts to 150 sick kids in hospital beds. The performers give shout-outs to the kids, and dedicate songs to them, making it all the more special.
August 20, 2013 @ 11:03 am
Seahawks sideline reporter, Jen Mueller, has written a book called "Game Time. Learn to Talk Sports in 5 minutes a Day." She believes that talking sports is the key to getting in with your boss and gaining clients.
August 15, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
In the midst of a major debate about whether the Olympics should be held in Russia, despite a new law that discriminates against all gay people, Rachel spoke with Seattle filmmaker Wes Hurley about what it was like growing up gay in Russia, and why he waited until he moved to the US to come out.
August 15, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Bellingham's Heather "Anish" Anderson just completed the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 60 days, breaking the unsupported speed record. She talks about her feet, what it's like to barely talk to anyone for 60 days and Trail Angels.
August 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am
Hanna Raskin, Seattle Weekly's former restaurant critic, has just released a book called "Yelp Help: How To Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews" The goal is for the reviews to be more beneficial for readers and more fair to restaurants. She shares all her food criticism secrets.
August 13, 2013 @ 3:20 pm
A Kent woman called 911 on Sunday to report that her wedding dress was stolen out of her car, hours before her wedding. The 911 dispatcher offered to lend her very own wedding dress, and it turns out the women both bought their dresses at the same shop and wear the same size.