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Clarence Acox Jr., Earshot Jazz and John Gilbreath, Jean Griffith, the Seattle Art Museum and Mimi Gardner Gates, the Longhouse Media Native Lens program, Massive Monkees, and Richard Hugo House receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 31, 2007.

On August 31, 2007, the fifth annual Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards presentation takes place at Seattle Center in conjunction with the opening of Bumbershoot, Seattle's music and arts festival. A crowd o...

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Makah whalers harpoon and shoot a gray whale in an unauthorized hunt on September 8, 2007.

On September 8, 2007, five Makah whalers harpoon and then shoot a gray whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off their reservation on the Olympic Peninsula. The whale hunt, conducted without permission ...

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Forks celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day on September 13, 2007.

On September 13, 2007, Forks celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day. The Forks City Council adopted a resolution proclaiming the day in honor of the author whose vampire novels set in Forks are a teen phenome...

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Historic Messenger of Peace railroad chapel car begins long road to restoration on September 13, 2007.

On September 13, 2007, the Messenger of Peace, a wood railroad passenger car modified for use as a traveling church, arrives by truck at Snoqualmie, Washington, for the start of an estimated six-year ...

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Explosion and fire at Atlas Castings and Technology in Tacoma kills truck driver and injures three workers on October 6, 2007.

On Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2007, a tremendous explosion and fire erupts at the Atlas Castings and Technology foundry in Tacoma, injuring the driver of a propane tanker truck and three foundry w...

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University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovations on October 13, 2007.

On October 13, 2007, the University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $996,210 renovation. It is the 24th project completed as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue ...

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Vancouver's Burgerville chain goes greener beginning on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, Vancouver's Burgerville chain announces that the firm will expand its pilot composting and recycling program in an effort to redirect 85 percent of restaurant-generated waste.

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The McKinley Stump in Chehalis is removed on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, city crews in Chehalis remove the McKinley Stump, a city landmark for more than a century. Originally intended as a speaking platform for President William McKinley (1843-1901) in...

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Seattle gets Major League Soccer franchise on November 13, 2007.

On November 13, 2007, a group of investors representing Seattle is officially granted an expansion franchise for Major League Soccer (MLS), the sport's premier league in North America. The successful ...

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Restored Fox Theater in Spokane reopens as the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in a gala concert on November 17, 2007.

On November 17, 2007, the restored Fox Theater reopens as the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in a gala concert. The 1931 Art Deco-inspired Fox Theater in downtown Spokane shows off its gleaming new...

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Broadview Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens on December 8, 2007.

On December 8, 2007, the expanded and remodeled Broadview Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $7 million remodeling and expansion. The project retains the longhouse theme of the origin...

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Seattle's South Lake Union Streetcar begins service on December 12, 2007.

On December 12, 2007, the South Lake Union Streetcar begins service on a 1.3-mile route through Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Operated by King County Metro, the South Lake Union Streetcar m...

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