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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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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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Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl in a rout on February 2, 2014.

On February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, giving the team its first National Football League (NFL) championship. The game pits Denver's record-sett...

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Super Bowl victory parade for Seattle Seahawks attracts hundreds of thousands on February 5, 2014.

On February 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of fans pack a 2.5-mile parade route through downtown Seattle in sunny, sub-freezing weather to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl. The ev...

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Catastrophic landslide hits Steelhead Haven, near Oso, Snohomish County, on March 22, 2014.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at about 10:37 a.m., a catastrophic landslide hits Steelhead Haven, near the community of Oso, between Arlington and Darrington in Snohomish County, with a loss of 43 live...

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Indianola-born sculptor Oscar Tuazon receives commission, to create a public art project for the Seattle waterfront, on March 25, 2014.

On March 25, 2014, sculptor Oscar Tuazon (b. 1975) receives a commission to create a public art project for the Seattle waterfront. The decision comes 12 days after Tuazon made a presentation to panel...

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