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rebels...
Rachel Belle

Kirkland’s Juanita High School is retiring the ‘Rebels’ mascot

After years of debate, the Lake Washington School District Superintendent decided to retire Juanita High School's mascot, the Rebels.
1 year ago
danny trejo...
Rachel Belle

Actor Danny Trejo played the bad guy in 300 films, now he wants to serve you vegan tacos

Actor Danny Trejo has been killed on screen more than any other actor, and is the latest guest on Rachel Belle's James Beard Award nominated podcast.
1 year ago
Juanita, Kirkland Rebels...
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Is ‘Rebels’ racist? Heated debate over Kirkland’s Juanita High School mascot

An old Juanita High School logo that featured Confederate imagery is long gone, but for some students and alumni, the connotations remain.
1 year ago
Ralph Nader...
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Ralph Nader on his new cookbook and why he’s never owned a computer

Four time, third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader's new cookbook shares family recipes and tells the story of his childhood dinner table.
1 year ago
Eltana Bagel Cafe, CHOP...
Rachel Belle

A Seattle bagel shop in the heart of CHOP is ‘hungry for justice’

A Montreal-style bagel shop located in the CHOP says it does hurt business, but Eltana is willing to support the movement if it leads to change.
1 year ago
black-owned brewery...
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Washington’s only black-owned brewery wants everyone to feel welcome

"I am black year round," said Metier Brewing Company's CEO and co-founder, Rodney Hines. "... It is a part of the identity that I bring to my brewery. Also, part of the identity of our brewery is we make damn good beer."
1 year ago
Former King County Sheriff Sue Rahr says they're finalizing a new police training program focused o...
Rachel Belle

New WA police recruits will be trained on black history, civil rights, to prevent bias

Former King County Sheriff Sue Rahr says they're finalizing a new police training program focused on race, and designed to help with bias.
1 year ago
race...
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How to talk to your kids about race: start early, talk often

Dr. Rebecca Bigler says to raise a kid who is non-biased, parents must commit "to sharing your values about race and acting in ways consistent with those values."
1 year ago
protest, defund...
Rachel Belle

Protesters call to defund Seattle Police Department, invest in community based solutions

Seattle activists and community organizers, including attorney Nikkita Oliver, spoke at a rally Wednesday, calling to defund the Seattle Police Department.
1 year ago
tiny home...
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Trading square footage for freedom: What tiny home vanlife is like during quarantine

When the pandemic hit, Kristin Hanes and her partner took their tiny home on wheels on a desert adventure to avoid crowds and work remotely.
1 year ago
Burien restaurant...
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Popular Burien restaurant gets proactive, makes big changes to prepare for reopening

Frank and Sue Genzale are taking proactive measures to prepare their Burien-based restaurant for reopening, whenever that may be.
1 year ago
Rachel Belle had a dentist appointment the first day her dentist’s office opened with new safety ...
Rachel Belle

Dentist offices reopen with lots of new safety precautions

Rachel Belle takes us with her to her May 19th dentist appointment, that included a temperature check and waiting in her car instead of the waiting room.
1 year ago
quarantine hobbies...
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Tired of screens, some are adopting old-fashioned hobbies in quarantine

From building a dollhouse to foraging for salad greens, some locals are trying to fill their quarantine time with constructive hobbies.
1 year ago
N95 masks, delta...
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Marysville company that cleans up COVID-19 can’t get N95 masks

Bio Clean owner Theresa Borst says there are plenty of N95 masks in warehouses, but companies are not allowed to sell them to anyone but first responders.
1 year ago
Taiwan...
Rachel Belle

An American ex-pat in Taiwan: Obey quarantine or face a fine

Taiwan has seen only six COVID-19 deaths thanks to rigid procedures that include temperature checks at restaurants, offices, schools, and subway stations.
1 year ago
hike...
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Find the best places to hike as Washington parks reopen

The Washington Trails Association updated its website to make it easy to find a hike that's open during the partial shutdown. Camping is still banned.
1 year ago
flowers...
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Buy Mother’s Day flowers from local farmers unable to sell in markets, not eligible for financial aid

Two Seattle farmers markets are open, as well as essential businesses at Pike Place Market, but the big, beautiful bouquets of local flowers are missing. Flower farmers are struggling to get by as their blossoms move from field to compost pile.
1 year ago
Rosenthal, modern love...
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Widowed author, made famous in ‘Modern Love,’ relates grief to quarantine

In 2017, Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a New York Times 'Modern Love' essay urging women to date her husband. Now, he has a new book about love and grief. 
1 year ago
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Seattle’s Peter Miller pens ‘How To Wash The Dishes,’ a practical and poetic guide

Peter Miller has owned an architecture and design book store in Seattle for nearly 40 years. His latest book is perfect for quarantine cookers with mountains of dishes.
1 year ago
divorced parents, quarantine...
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Divorced parents struggle with joint custody during quarantine

Some divorced parents haven't seen their children since quarantine started, forced to leave them with the other parent for safety or geographical reasons.
1 year ago
quarantine cooking club...
Rachel Belle

Join the ‘Your Last Meal’ Quarantine Cooking Club with Rachel Belle

We're all inside, eating our emergency pantry rations and baking bread, so why not do it together with Rachel Belle's "Quarantine Cooking Club?"
1 year ago
passover...
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Rabbis allowing Zoom, technology on Passover during quarantine

Orthodox and Sephardic Jews are not permitted to use technology on holidays. But in light of the quarantine during Passover, rabbis said people in isolation can have Zoom seders.
1 year ago
canlis...
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A snarky ‘reply all’ email to Canlis restaurant results in a big donation

When a Canlis customer hit 'reply all' with a petty complaint about delivery service, others rushed to the rescue and raised more than $10,000 for Feeding America.
1 year ago
hand sanitizer, soap...
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Less hand sanitizer, more soap and water

When it comes to bacteria removal, hand sanitizer doesn't discriminate: It wipes out the bad and the good. And you really need the good stuff.
1 year ago
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