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Elliot Marks caps 27-year career with The Nature Conservancy on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, it is announced that Elliot Marks (b.1945) -- longtime Washington state and Northwest regional director of The Nature Conservancy -- would be stepping down after 27 years of leading ...

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Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, the new Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 2821 Beacon Avenue S. This is the 11th branch to open as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue pass...

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Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated in White Center as a non-profit organization on July 22, 2004.

On July 22, 2004, Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Begun by Mohamed A. Ali as an informal tutoring program, the center is located in St. James Place in Whi...

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Washington State Parks Commission gives Old Man House State Park to the Suquamish Tribe on August 12, 2004.

On August 12, 2004, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission gives Old Man House State Park, located on the eastern edge of the Kitsap Peninsula, to the Suquamish tribe. The one-acre park,...

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Airport Communities Coalition drops opposition to Sea-Tac International Airport third runway on August 19, 2004.

On August 19, 2004, the Airport Communities Coalition drops its opposition to the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport third runway after spending $15 million over 10 years campaigning and l...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on August 22, 2004.

On August 22, 2004, the Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens at 4721 Rainier Avenue S after remodeling. In order to respect and preserve the historic character of the original 1911 bu...

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Tim Summers, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Sub Pop Records, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, and The Seattle Foundation receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 3, 2004.

On September 3, 2004, Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) presents the second annual Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards at Seattle Center as part of the opening ceremonies for the Bumbershoot music and arts festiva...

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Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki breaks the major league record for hits in a season on October 1, 2004.

On October 1, 2004, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (b. 1973) hits three singles to break an 84-year-old major league record and electrify a packed house at Safeco Field. That night he tops ...

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Linda Buck named recipient of Nobel Prize in "Medicine or Physiology" on October 4, 2004.

On October 4, 2004, Linda Buck (b. 1947), of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is named a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. Buck shares the award with Richard Ax...

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Seattle Storm wins WNBA championship on October 12, 2004.

On October 12, 2004, the Seattle Storm wins the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship, becoming only the third professional sports team in the city's history to earn a national t...

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King County Council approves controversial Critical Areas Ordinance on October 25, 2004.

On October 25, 2004, the King County Council approves three controversial ordinances, known collectively as the Critical Areas Ordinance or CAO, that limit rural development, in an effort to protect t...

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Christine Gregoire wins nation's closest-ever governor's race after recounts and a court battle while Washington voters re-elect Senator Patty Murray and favor John Kerry for president on November 2, 2004.

On November 2, 2004, Washington voters produce the closest governor's race in United States history as they split virtually evenly between Democratic Attorney General Christine Gregoire (b. 1947) and ...

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