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The Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc. celebrates the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Filipino Community Center on May 30, 2008.

On May 30, 2008, the Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc. celebrates the opening of its newly renovated and expanded community center located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way. Formed in 1935 as the Ph...

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Wing Luke Asian Museum celebrates the opening of its new home beginning on May 31, 2008.

On the morning of May 31, 2008, the Wing Luke Asian Museum opens its permanent home in the newly renovated East Kong Yick Building at 719 S King Street. In celebration of the museum's opening, the div...

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Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island officially opens on June 21, 2008.

On June 21, 2008, after several years of controversy with the Tulalip Tribes over land use, a new state park comprising 434 acres of beach and forest opens at Camano Island's Cama Beach. Long known t...

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New Muckleshoot Library is dedicated on June 25, 2008.

On June 25, 2008, the new $4.2 million Muckleshoot Library is dedicated on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation in southeast King County. Located on State Route 164 (Auburn Enumclaw Road SE) between Aub...

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Tall Ships arrive for second visit to Tacoma on July 3, 2008.

On July 3, 2008, more than two dozen Tall Ships -- among them topsail schooners, brigantines, and gaff-rigged schooners -- sail from Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon Island into Commencement Bay for the...

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After expansion and renovation the Magnolia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens on July 12, 2008.

On July 12, 2008, the Magnolia Branch of The Seattle Public Library reopened after a $4.4 million expansion and renovation. The branch, located at 2801 34th Avenue W, was the last of 27 projects compl...

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Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus gains entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27, 2008.

On July 27, 2008, Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus (1935-2010) receives the Ford C. Frick Award in a ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The award, given ...

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Late for the Interurban, a statue honoring Washington icons J. P. Patches and Gertrude, is dedicated in Fremont on August 17, 2008.

On August 17, 2008, a bronze statute honoring Western Washington icons J. P. Patches -- Chris Wedes (1928-2012), pronounced WEE-dus -- and his faithful sidekick Gertrude -- Bob Newman -- is dedicated ...

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Washington holds first top-two primary election on August 19, 2008.

On August 19, 2008, Washingtonians vote for the first time under the "top two" primary system. Voters can choose candidates of different parties for different offices and the top two vote-getters for ...

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Hugo Ludeña, Cathryn Vandenbrink, Coyote Central and Marybeth Satterlee, 14/48, Nonsequitur, and Wing Luke Asian Museum receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 29, 2008.

On August 29, 2008, photographer Hugo Ludeña; Cathryn Vandenbrink, regional director for nonprofit real-estate developer Artspace Projects; youth-arts program Coyote Central and its cofounder M...

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The Seattle Public Library celebrates the completion of the "Libraries for All" capital project on September 13, 2008.

On September 13, 2008, The Seattle Public Library celebrates the successful completion of its ambitious "Libraries for All" capital project with open houses at the Central Library and in the 26 new an...

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Federal bank regulators seize Washington Mutual on September 25, 2008.

On the afternoon of September 25, 2008, Washington Mutual, the nation's largest savings and loan bank, is seized by the federal Office of Thrift Management. It is the largest bank failure in United St...

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