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Port of Tacoma demolishes landmark Kaiser smokestack on July 2, 2006.

On July 2, 2006, the 500-foot Kaiser Aluminum smokestack -- 38-year fixture on the Tacoma waterfront -- is demolished to make room for Port of Tacoma expansion of marine terminals along the Blair Wate...

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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and City of Seattle sign settlement agreement, resolving lawsuit over city's plans for Cedar River Watershed, on July 6, 2006.

On July 6, 2006, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the City of Seattle sign the Muckleshoot Settlement Agreement. The agreement resolves the issues raised in a 2003 lawsuit challenging the city's Cedar...

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Officials break ground for Seattle's South Lake Union Streetcar on July 7, 2006.

On July 7, 2006, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) ceremonially welds the first rail of the planned South Lake Union Streetcar line between downtown Seattle and Lake Union. U.S. Senator Patty Murra...

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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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