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Ballard Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on May 14, 2005.

On May 14, 2005, the new Ballard Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 5614 22nd Avenue NW. The library's sloping roof has 17 solar panels at its peak and is covered with low-water-use native ...

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Cascade Land Conservancy outlines 100-year Cascade Agenda conservation plan in May 2005.

In May 2005, the Cascade Land Conservancy (later renamed Forterra) outlines the Cascade Agenda, a 100-year conservation plan to protect 1.3 million acres of forest, farms, and other Puget Sound land. ...

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Judge upholds election of Christine Gregoire in contested governor's race on June 6, 2005.

On June 6, 2005, Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges concludes the closest and most contested governor's race in state history by rejecting numerous Republican challenges and upholding ...

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Archaeologists unearth artifacts beginning on June 7, 2005, which indicate that Spokane is the oldest continually occupied human habitation in Washington.

Beginning on June 7, 2005, archaeologists from Eastern Washington University unearth Native American artifacts from People's Park in Spokane, and their discoveries reveal the site as the oldest contin...

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International District/Chinatown Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on June 11, 2005.

On June 11, 2005, the new $735,000 International District/Chinatown Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 713 8th Avenue S. The branch is situated in the International District Village Square I...

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Bothell Library celebrates its 100th birthday on June 25, 2005.

On June 25, 2005, at 1 p.m., past and present library staff, city officials, and residents gather at the Bothell Library to celebrate 100 years of library service to the community. Fifty-nine of those...

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Tall Ships start five-day Tacoma visit on June 30, 2005.

On June 30, 2005, sailing vessels from around the world enter Commencement Bay in a Parade of Sail that kicks off Tacoma's first Tall Ships Festival. For the next five days, 29 tall ships, highlighted...

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Virginia Mason Medical Center opens expanded Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in Seattle on July 16, 2005.

On July 16, 2005, Virginia Mason Medical Center opens its expanded Center for Hyperbaric Medicine on Seattle's First Hill. Featuring two large pressure vessels capable of accommodating up to 16 seated...

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Federal agents shut down a drug-smuggling tunnel on the U.S.-Canadian border and arrest three men on July 20, 2005.

On Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2005, federal agents conduct a drug raid at a stash-house on the U.S.-Canadian Border, north of Lynden, Washington, arresting three men for conspiracy to smuggle marij...

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James Doohan, Engineer Scott of the Starship Enterprise, dies on July 20, 2005.

On July 20, 2005, James Doohan dies from pneumonia and complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Redmond. Doohan is best known for portraying Engineer Montgomery Scott in the original Star...

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Tri-Cities Fever wins the National Indoor Football League Championship in its first year on July 30, 2005.

On July 30, 2005, the Tri-Cities Fever wins the National Indoor Football League championship in its first year of existence. Tri-Cities overcame early season difficulties and personnel changes to beat...

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Seattle City Council names street for Fremont Troll on August 1, 2005.

On August 1, 2005, the Seattle City Council approves renaming a two-block stretch of street in honor of the Fremont Troll sculpture that graces its north end. Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) says that th...

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