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The annual Peace Arch celebration returns on June 13, 2010.

On June 13, 2010, the annual Peace Arch celebration, known informally as "Hands Across the Border," returns to Peace Arch Park (located on the U.S.-Canadian border between Blaine, Washington, and Doug...

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Lusty Lady, irreverent Seattle landmark, closes on June 27, 2010.

On June 27, 2010, the Lusty Lady, a downtown Seattle "panoram," or peepshow, closes after 25 years. Famed for the irreverent puns and double-entendres on its iconic pink and black marquee, "the Lusty"...

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Seattle's South Park Bridge spanning the Duwamish River opens for good (closing to traffic) on June 30, 2010.

At approximately 7:56 p.m. on June 30, 2010, the South Park Bridge closes to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The bridge passes over the navigable portion of the Duwamish River at 14th to 16th Avenue...

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News that Seattle may ban new houseboats breaks on July 27, 2010.

On July 27, 2010, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's news website runs this attention-grabbing banner headline: "BANNED! State to Seattle; No New Houseboats." This is probably surprising news to plenty ...

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Seattle police officer Ian Birk fatally shoots Native American woodcarver John T. Williams on a downtown Seattle sidewalk, on August 30, 2010.

On August 30, 2010, Seattle police officer Ian Birk fatally shoots Native American woodcarver John T. Williams (1960-2010) on a downtown Seattle sidewalk. Footage from Birk's dashboard camera shows Wi...

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Juan Alonso, Dennis Coleman, Sergei Tschernisch, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Reel Grrls, and Velocity Dance Center receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 3, 2010.

On September 3, 2010, Juan Alonso (b. 1956), Dennis Coleman, Sergei Tschernisch, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Reel Grrls, and Velocity Dance Center are honored with Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards in a cere...

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Ethiopian Community Mutual Association celebrates the New Year in brand-new community center on September 11, 2010.

On the evening of September 11, 2010, the Ethiopian community celebrates Kiddus Yohannes, Ethiopian New Year, and the Ethiopian Community Mutual Association's purchase of a community center at 8323 Ra...

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New Lake Hills Library opens in redeveloped Lake Hills Village in Bellevue on September 11, 2010.

On September 11, 2010, a public open house celebrates the opening of the new $3.2 million Lake Hills Library, located at Lake Hills Village, on the corner of 156th Avenue SE and Lake Hills Boulevard i...

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Seattle Storm wins its second WNBA championship on September 16, 2010.

On September 16, 2010, the Seattle Storm defeats the Atlanta Dream 87-84 in Atlanta's Phillips Arena to win the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship. It is the franchise's secon...

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Sound Spirits celebrates its grand opening and likely becomes the first legal distillery in Seattle since the 1930s on September 18, 2010.

On September 18, 2010, Sound Spirits celebrates its grand opening and likely becomes the first legal distillery in Seattle since the 1930s. The Interbay-based company operates under a craft distillery...

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Lake Union Park opens in Seattle on September 25, 2010.

On the sunny Saturday of September 25, 2010, Seattle's new 12-acre waterfront park in the South Lake Union neighborhood is formally dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The culmination of a two-d...

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Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base merge to create Joint Base Lewis-McChord on October 1, 2010.

On October 1, 2010, Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base merge to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This merger had been directed by the 2005 Base Realignment Commission. This joint basing is intended...

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