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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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The Washington Software Alliance unveils new name, the Washington Technology Industry Association, on February 7, 2008.

On February 7, 2008, the Washington Software Alliance (WSA) holds its annual Industry Achievement Awards event at the Seattle Westin Hotel's ballroom. The trade group's new CEO, Ken Myer (b. 1957), ma...

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Chinatown Gate is dedicated in Seattle on February 9, 2008.

On February 9, 2008, at 10 a.m., Seattle's new Chinatown Gate is dedicated. The gate, located at S King Street and 5th Avenue S and designed by a group including Kirkland architect Paul Wu, is made of...

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Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco closes its downtown location on February 20, 2008.

On February 20, 2008 the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco closes its building in downtown Seattle. Operations move to a new location in Renton at the former Longacres Racetr...

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Four local women buy Seattle Storm for $10 million on February 29, 2008.

On February 29, 2008 -- a Leap Day -- the Seattle Storm is sold to four local women, ending months of uncertainty about the team's future. The sellers, a group of Oklahoma businessmen headed by Clayto...

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