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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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Write an ethical will to pass on family values and traditions

A Seattle rabbi teaches us about an ethical will: 'It's basically a letter that we write to the people we care about most, the people we love, to pass on our values, or wisdom and our love,' says Seattle rabbi Elana Zaiman.

Zero energy homeowners in Issaquah get checks, not bills, from electric company

Issaquah Highlands' zHomes are some of the most energy efficient in the country. They can actually produce energy rather than use it. The homes also use 70 percent less water than the average house.

With Phox, you'll never have to give out a fake phone number again

If you've ever given out a fake phone number at a bar, Phox might be for you. Developed by a Redmond-based company, Phox gives your mobile a second, public, number to give out to people you may not trust with your personal line.

The world's best kitchen knives are hand forged in Olympia

Olympia's Bob Kramer makes the most coveted chef knives in the world, sometimes spending a month handcrafting a custom made tool.

New Hello Kitty exhibition opens at Seattle's EMP

The EMP opens "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" featuring more than 500 items of Hello Kitty history from the '70s on, including toilet paper, braces and a Hello Kitty dress worn by Lady Gaga.

Music For Cats: Professional musician composes tunes for felines

A lifetime musician, David Teie wanted to create music for all species to enjoy. Through research, he created music that hits a cats' ear perfectly & they react very positively too. Don't believe me? Test out the sample track on your cat.

On long distance hikes, women may have a physiological and mental advantage over men

Men often outperform women in sports. But when it comes to long distance thru hikes, like the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail, men and women perform equally. In fact, women might actually be more physiologically and mentally suited than their male counterparts.

What would Jim Henson think of the new Muppet Show?

The new Muppet Show opened on ABC this fall with mixed reviews. Some think it's too adult, too modern, and wonder what Jim Henson would think. We hear from Guy Gilchrist, a syndicated cartoonist who was hired by Jim Henson to write and draw The Muppets and Muppet Babies cartoons.

A Burien Airbnb host calls the city's anti-RV policy anti-homeless

A Burien man was told it's illegal to live, eat or sleep in an RV on private or public land.

Kurt Cobain's sweater and a lock of his hair are going up for auction

Who would buy a lock of Kurt Cobain's hair or his ratty old sweater?

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