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The Tulalip Tribes open Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve on August 19, 2011.

On Friday, August 19, 2011, the Hibulb Cultural Center, located on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Snohomish County west of Marysville, opens to tribal members and invited guests. It opens to the ge...

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Donald Byrd, Quinton Morris, Jack Straw Productions, On the Boards, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Tet in Seattle receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 1, 2011.

On September 1, 2011, Donald Byrd (b. 1949), Quinton Morris, Jack Straw Productions, On the Boards, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Tet in Seattle receive the 2011 Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards. Mayor Mike ...

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Ceremony marks start of demolition of Elwha River hydroelectric dams on September 17, 2011.

On September 17, 2011, Governor Chris Gregoire (b. 1947), many more state and federal officials, Lower Elwha Klallam tribal leaders, conservationists, and other dignitaries attend a ceremony on an Elw...

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Demolition of the southern mile of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct begins on October 21, 2011.

On October 21, 2011, construction crews begin demolition of the southern mile of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. After more than 10 years of study, debates, votes, and intergovernmental negotiatio...

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The Lands Council holds the first annual Reforest Spokane Day on October 22, 2011.

On October 22, 2011, The Lands Council, a major non-profit environmental organization in the Inland Northwest, holds the first annual Reforest Spokane Day. As second-place winners in a nationwide onli...

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signs resolution designating a Downtown Historic Theatre District on December 6, 2011.

On December 6, 2011, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (b. 1959) signs a resolution designating a Downtown Historic Theatre District to support the preservation, promotion, and maintenance of Seattle's histor...

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Lake Forest Park Library celebrates grand reopening on January 7, 2012.

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, the Lake Forest Park Library reopens in the city's Towne Centre mall. Relocated from a previous space in the mall and expanded using green products and methods, the libra...

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Washington Department of Ecology gives Spokane environmental activist Julian Powers the Environmental Excellence Award for his work on global warming on February 3, 2012.

On February 3, 2012, the Washington Department of Ecology gives Spokane environmental activist Julian Powers (b. 1926) the Environmental Excellence Award for his work on global warming. This award, th...

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The John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole, in honor of a slain Native American woodcarver, is erected at Seattle Center on February 26, 2012.

On February 26, 2012, the John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole, in honor of a slain Native American woodcarver, is erected at Seattle Center. Over 100 people carry the pole from Pier 57 to its designa...

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Seattle Theatre Group's Historic Theatres Library is dedicated on March 1, 2012.

On March 1, 2012, the Seattle Theatre Group's (STG) Historic Theatres Library, located in the Paramount Building at 901 Pine Street, opens to the public. It is 84 years to the day after the Seattle (l...

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Next 50 celebration starts its six-month run with opening day ceremonies at Seattle Center on April 21, 2012.

On April 21, 2012, the six-month Next 50 celebration kicks off opening day festivities at Seattle Center, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, also known as the Century 21 Ex...

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First annual Seattle Science Festival kicks off with Science Expo Day on June 2, 2012.

On June 2, 2012, the first annual Seattle Science festival starts with Science Expo Day on the grounds of Seattle Center. The month-long festival will feature displays and programs on science, technol...

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