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The exhibit Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, A Mid-Career Survey opens at Tacoma Art Museum on May 27, 2006.

On May 27, 2006, a major exhibit of work by ceramics artist Akio Takamori (1950-2017) opens at the Tacoma Art Museum. Titled Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, A Mid-Career Survey, it includes w...

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U.S. government shields loggers from the Endangered Species Act if they comply with the Habitat Conservation Plan on June 5, 2006.

On June 5, 2006, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service approve Washington's Habitat Conservation Plan enacted by the State Legislature in 1999. Under the plan, p...

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Intiman Theatre Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Managing Director Laura Penn accept the 2006 Regional Theatre Tony Award on June 11, 2006.

On June 11, 2006, Intiman Theatre Artistic Director Bartlett Sher (b. 1959) and Managing Director Laura Penn (b. 1961) accept the 2006 Regional Theatre Tony Award at Radio City Music Hall in New York ...

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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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