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Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is published on June 4, 2013.

On June 4, 2013, Viking Penguin publishes The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (b. 1951). With Spokane native Joe Rantz ...

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Hibulb Village interpretive signs are dedicated in Everett on June 5, 2013.

On June 5, 2013, about 50 people gather in Everett's Legion Park Overlook at 145 Alverson Boulevard to dedicate signs honoring the Native people who once inhabited the site and describing life in and ...

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Tunnel boring machine named Bertha begins digging new State Route 99 tunnel underneath downtown Seattle on July 30, 2013.

On July 30, 2013, Seattle Tunnel Partners begins digging a new State Route 99 tunnel underneath downtown Seattle using a tunnel-boring machine named Bertha. The machine is to dig a 57.5-foot-diameter ...

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MV Sanpoil makes maiden voyage across Columbia River on August 14, 2013.

On August 14, 2013, the MV Sanpoil is christened on Lake Roosevelt and makes its inaugural voyage between Lincoln and Ferry counties on the Keller Ferry run across the Columbia River. The newer, large...

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James Madison, Snohomish County "Artist of the Year," is feted on August 15, 2013.

On August 15, 2013, the Schack Art Center in Everett honors James Madison (b. 1973), Snohomish County's "Artist of the Year." Madison, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, is feted with a reception and a g...

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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announces The Creative Advantage on August 30, 2013.

On August 30, 2013, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announces The Creative Advantage, a partnership between Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Arts Commission, and The Seattle Foundation. The go...

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn presents arts awards to Barbara Earl Thomas, Preston Singletary, 826 Seattle, Frye Art Museum, Pongo Teen Writing Project, and Seattle Rep on August 30, 2013.

On August 30, 2013, Mayor Mike McGinn (b. 1959) presents the 11th annual Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards in a ceremony on the Seattle Center's North Fountain Lawn. The ceremony, part of the opening of the...

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Stephen Vitiello receives $200,000 commission, to develop sound-based art on the Seattle waterfront, on October 23, 2013.

On October 23, 2013, Stephen Vitiello (b. 1964) receives a $200,000 commission to create a permanent sound-art installation as part of the arts component of a planned major redevelopment of the Seattl...

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San Juan Island community turns to its public library for help when communications with the mainland are lost on November 5, 2013.

On November 5, 2013, residents and visitors on San Juan Island wake up to discover that their cell phones, telephone landlines, and internet services are all not working. Investigations eventually rev...

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Voters reject GMO labeling, oust Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and re-elect King County Executive Dow Constantine by record margin, on November 5, 2013.

On November 5, 2013, Washington voters reject Initiative 522, which would have made the state the first in the nation to require labels on food products containing any genetically modified organisms (...

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Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform their gay-rights hit "Same Love" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014.

On the Sunday evening of January 26, 2014, Macklemore (Ben Haggerty, b. 1983) and Ryan Lewis (b. 1988) present their pro-marriage-equality anthem "Same Love" to a massive global television audience at...

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Norie Sato's selection to create art for the East/West Connections project, part of Seattle's ongoing waterfront redevelopment, is announced on January 28, 2014.

On January 28, 2014, the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture announces that Norie Sato (b. 1949) has been selected to create public art for the city's East/West Connections project, which is ...

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