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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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Last coal mine in Washington closes on November 27, 2006.

On November 27, 2006, the TransAlta open-pit coal mine near Centralia, the last coal mine in Washington, ceases operation. Approximately 550 people are laid off, with their pay and benefits continued ...

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Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm ravages Western Washington beginning on December 14, 2006.

From the night of Thursday, December 14, through Friday, December 15, 2006, a gale-force windstorm ravages Washington, leaving millions of state residents without electric power. Fourteen people will ...

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening of the Edmonds Center for the Arts on January 4, 2007.

On January 4, 2007, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception is one of several events whose purpose is to formally dedicate the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Previous events -- beginning with a Cascade...

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Claudia Kauffman is sworn in to the Washington State Senate on January 8, 2007.

On January 8, 2007, Claudia Kauffman (b. 1959) takes the oath of office as a state senator representing the 47th District. She is the first Native American woman to serve in the Washington State Senat...

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Seattle Art Museum opens its Olympic Sculpture Park with a two-day celebration beginning on January 20, 2007.

On January 20 and 21, 2007, the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park opens to the public with a community-wide free celebration. Located on land formerly used by Unocal (Union Oil of California...

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BlackPast.org is launched on February 1, 2007.

On February 1, 2007, the BlackPast.org website is launched. BlackPast.org is an online reference and encyclopedia of African American history that includes biographies of both famous and lesser-known ...

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For heroic acts in the 1965 battle of Ia Drang, Bruce P. Crandall receives the Medal of Honor on February 26, 2007.

On February 26, 2007, President George W. Bush (b. 1946) presents retired Lieutenant Colonel Bruce P. Crandall (b. 1933) of Manchester, Kitsap County, with the Medal of Honor. The ceremony in the East...

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Remodeled Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopens on March 10, 2007.

On March 10, 2007, the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopens after a $6.25 million remodel and expansion. The original 1961 building now features 15,000 square feet of space, 32 compu...

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