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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fifty years after it's invention, Bainbridge Island's waterbed creator is revamping the 70's staple

Bainbridge Island's Charlie Hall invented the waterbed in 1968, when he was a graduate student at San Francisco State. Fifty years later, he's improved on the original design and is hoping it'll make a comeback.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The oldest living artifact in Seattle might be in a local bakery

Essential Baking Company uses a sourdough starter that is believed to come from the Klondike Gold Rush, in the late 1890's.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Would wearing the same exact outfit every day simplify your life? Ask President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg!

Spurred on by a collection of highly successful men who swear by wearing a 'uniform' every single day, The Hustle's managing Editor, Lindsey Quinn, took on a 30 day challenge.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Hungover? How about a revitelizing IV treatment.

A Redmond medical office offers hangover IVs for patients, before or after going out drinking. It generally only takes about 15 minutes for someone to feel fresh again.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

A King County Health inspector grades KIRO Radio's moldy, slimy office refrigerator

If you work in an office, you might be familiar with the horrors of a shared office fridge. KIRO Radio's was so disgusting, Rachel Belle called in for help. But she was shocked by the inspector's evaluation.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas is the busiest day of the year for Seattle's oldest Chinese restaurant

On Christmas Day, expect a one to two hour wait at Tai Tung, the International District restaurant that opened in 1935. Over the past decade, more and more people are spending the holiday at Chinese restaurants.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

State Patrol update on I-5 reopening and train derailment

State Patrol update on I-5 reopening and train derailment in DuPont.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

NTSB news conference on train derailment

Bella Dinh-Zarr with the National Transportation Safety Board provides an update on the train derailment in DuPont.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Amtrak conference call addresses train derailment

Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson addresses the train derailment in Dupont during a conference call.

National Transportation Safety Board on train derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board holds news conference on train derailment.

News conference on train derailment

West Pierce Fire Department and Washington State Patrol deliver latest information on train derailment in DuPont.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This holiday party season, don't open with 'What do you do?'

In countries like France, asking 'What do you do?' when you meet someone for the first time is considered rude. For Americans, it's often the first thing we ask. We'll explore why that is and what you could ask instead.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Celebrating Hanukkah...when you're not Jewish and you don't believe in God

A Kent family starting celebrating Hanukkah in 2013, even though they aren't Jewish. Instead of reciting the prayers and making latkes, they light their menorah and talk about what it means to be a family.

Holiday Magic: Tash Haynes

A gift from Treehouse changed one woman's life forever.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

KIRO Radio voices star in 'The Bishop's Wife'

"The Bishop's Wife" is inspired by the 1947 film about an angel, a cathedral, and some timely guidance from above.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

When the hottest restaurant in town is the hospital cafeteria

The food at some northwest hospital cafeterias is so good, people are walking in off the street to have lunch, with no hospital business to attend to.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Director Greta Gerwig talks to Rachel Belle about her hit film 'Ladybird'

Ladybird is the highest rated movie in Rotten Tomatoes history, and the first feature film directed and written by actor Greta Gerwig. Rachel Belle sat down with her at the Four Seasons in Seattle.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Century old Seattle sign company responsible for iconic Seattle signs is still going strong

National Sign Corporation started in 1915, and has created signs for Dick's, Pike Place Market and hundreds more businesses.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Seattle is the zoo architecture capitol of the world

After a groundbreaking master plan was proposed for Woodland Park Zoo in the 1970's, the Seattle region became the hot spot for zoo architecture, and people in the field still move here for jobs today.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Are Seattle developers in touch with what renters want? PART 2

Developers are building common spaces and fancy amenities that are often going unused. So why build them at all?