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Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Sundays at 3pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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How would housebound and homeless people survive a natural disaster?

After that frightening 'New Yorker' article came out, warning us that a big earthquake is bound to destroy the region, many of us started to prepare. But who will help the region's most vulnerable population?

A 'Black Lives Matter' textbook is coming for middle and high schoolers

A 'Black Lives Matter' textbook is slated for a January 2016 release. Written by a college professor and a journalist, it is intended for grades 6-12, and is Common Core approved.

Why does Than Brothers give you a cream puff with your pho?

Wonder why Than Brothers gives you a complimentary cream puff at the start of your meal? Other pho restaurants don't. Let's visit the restaurant's Everett cream puff bakery to make sense of it all.

Will the Seahawks defy superstition and wear lime green jerseys this season?

In 2009, the Seahawks wore lime green jerseys when they lost to the Chicago Bears. Superstition arose over the color. The 2015 training camp featured the same lime green, leading many to wonder if we'll see it return.

Jewish, Muslim and Christian kids from the US and Jerusalem come together at a Seattle summer camp

Kids4Peace summer camp brings Jewish, Muslim and Christian 12 year olds from Washington state together with 12 year old Palestinians and Israelis, from Jerusalem, for 12 days.

Cheetos, lunch meat and juice boxes were brought to you by the US military

If you eat processed foods, you're basically eating gussied up military rations. A new book shows how wartime military rations made their way into our supermarkets.

How to be a CEO of a startup, from a guy who knows

Dan Shapiro launched his first startup 18 years ago. It failed. But he's learned from mistakes and headed four successful startups since. His new book wants to help you skip the failures.

Does anyone use a travel agent anymore?

Now that booking travel online is a breeze, does anyone still use a travel agent? The short answer: yes. And it sounds like they can save you loads of money.

Edith Macefield's Ballard home is moving to Orcas Island

Edith Macefield's 115-year-old home has been donated to Opal, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing to people on Orcas Island. If they can raise enough money, the house will be moved on a barge and renovated to look like Edith's original home.

A 'Silicon Valley' actor uses his TV character's skills to judge a Microsoft start-up contest

Three hundred and thirty thousand college students, from 100 countries, competed in Imagine Cup, Microsoft's start-up competition. And they got Thomas Middleditch, of "Silicon Valley" fame, to be a judge.

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