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Northgate Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens on July 15, 2006.

On July 15, 2006, the Northgate Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens its doors to patrons. The $6.7 million building is the first branch for the Northgate neighborhood and was built with funds f...

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Police arrest Conner M. Schierman for the murder of two women and two children in Kirkland on July 17, 2006.

In the early morning hours of July 17, 2006, Conner M. Schierman, age 24, breaks into the home of the Milkin family and stabs to death Olga Milkin, age 28, her two sons, Justin, age 5 and Andrew, age ...

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Historic 1918 carousel opens at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo on July 22, 2006.

On July 22, 2006, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo officially opens a 1918 wooden carousel with hand-carved horses donated by Seattleites Tom and Linda Allen of the Alleniana Foundation in December 2000. ...

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Old Cascade Lumber Company mill in Yakima closes after 103 years on August 5, 2006.

On August 5, 2006, the old Cascade Lumber Company mill in Yakima is closed by Yakima Resources, Inc. after 103 years of operation. The mill first opened in 1903 to cut lumber floated down the Teanaway...

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U.S. Army Rangers from Fort Lewis rob the Bank of America branch in South Tacoma on August 7, 2006.

On August 7, 2006, four men brandishing weapons rob the Bank of America branch in South Tacoma of $54,011. An alert bystander sees the bandits exit from an automobile wearing balaclavas and carrying h...

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New Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens on August 12, 2006.

On August 12, 2006, the new Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens at 2401 24th Avenue E. The $5.24 million branch can hold more than 18,000 books and other items.

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Reggie Watts, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Spafford, Elizabeth Sandvig, Spike Mafford, the Seattle Children's Theatre and Linda Hartzell, Northwest Folklife and Michael J. Herschensohn, and the Rainier Vista Cambodian Youth Program receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 1, 2006.

On Friday, September 1, 2006, Mayor Greg Nickels presents the 4th annual Mayor's Arts Awards as part of Bumbershoot's opening ceremonies. The awards ceremony takes place at Seattle Center's Northwest ...

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Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40 of E Clampus Vitus is officially chartered on September 9, 2006.

On September 9, 2006, Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40 of E Clampus Vitus receives its charter on Whidbey Island. This is the first official chapter of E Clampus Vitus, an all-men fraternal order, in the Pac...

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South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens on September 9, 2006.

On September 9, 2006, the new South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library opens. This is the first branch to serve the South Park neighborhood since it was annexed to Seattle in 1907. The $2.94 mi...

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Douglass-Truth Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopens after remodel and expansion on October 14, 2006.

On October 14, 2006, the Douglass-Truth Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopens after a $6.8 million remodel and expansion. The branch remains the largest of what will be 27 branches in the Seatt...

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Washington voters re-elect incumbents to Congress and reject property-rights and anti-estate-tax initiatives on November 7, 2006.

On November 7, 2006, Washington voters re-elect U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (b. 1958) and all nine of the state's incumbent United States Representatives. Three incumbent state Supreme Court justices...

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Collapse of a 210-foot construction crane in Bellevue kills one person on November 16, 2006.

On Thursday night, November 16, 2006, a 210-foot tower crane, used in building construction, collapses in downtown Bellevue, damaging three buildings and killing Matthew Ammon in his top-floor apartme...

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