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King County water taxi MV Doc Maynard is dedicated on September 18, 2015.

On September 18, 2015, the MV Doc Maynard is dedicated at Pier 50 in Seattle. The vessel is one of two new water taxis built for King County by All American Marine in Bellingham. The MV Doc Maynard is...

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Massive windstorm hits Spokane and eastern Washington, leaving 180,000 homes without power, on November 17, 2015.

On November 17, 2015, a massive windstorm hits Spokane and eastern Washington, creating the worst havoc in the 126-year history of Avista (formerly Washington Water Power) and leaving 180,000 homes wi...

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Village Books opens in newly restored Waples Mercantile Building in Lynden on November 22, 2015.

On November 22, 2015, Village Books opens as the first tenant in Lynden's newly restored Waples Mercantile Building. Originally built in 1914, the building housed the renowned Lynden Department Store ...

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Ken Griffey Jr., best player in Seattle Mariners history, is overwhelmingly voted into Baseball Hall of Fame on January 6, 2016.

On January 6, 2016, Ken Griffey Jr. (b. 1969) is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, who started his professional career and had his best years with the Seattle Mariners, receives the highe...

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New Renton Highlands Library opens on March 26, 2016.

On March 26, 2016, the King County Library System (KCLS) opens the Renton Highlands Library in the heart of Renton's new Sunset Area redevelopment project. The 15,000-square-foot library at 2801 NE 10...

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Underdog Washington Huskies become first team in state history to reach NCAA women's basketball Final Four by defeating Stanford in regional final on March 27, 2016.

On March 27, 2016, the University of Washington Huskies women's basketball team reaches the semifinals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship, becoming the first team in s...

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New State Route 520 floating bridge opens to traffic on April 25, 2016.

At 1:30 a.m. on April 25, 2016, eastbound traffic lanes open on the new State Route (SR) 520 floating bridge, fully opening the bridge to traffic. The new bridge, sometimes referred to as the Evergree...

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Kingsgate Library celebrates grand reopening on April 30, 2016.

On April 30, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Kingsgate Library celebrates its reopening. Part of the King County Library System (KCLS), the Kingsgate Library is housed in a building constructed in 1...

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Weyerhaeuser Building moves to the Port of Everett's new Boxcar Park on July 14, 2016.

In the early morning hours of July 14, 2016, workers for contractor Nickel Bros Industrial begin moving Everett's historic Weyerhaeuser Building from the Port of Everett's South Marina on West Marine ...

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Kabby Mitchell III, Huong Vu, Hedgebrook, and Annex Theatre receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 2, 2016.

On September 2, 2016, Kabby Mitchell III (c. 1957-2017), Huong Vu, Hedgebrook, and Annex Theatre win the 2016 Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards. Mayor Ed Murray (b. 1955) presents the awards in an indoor ce...

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Arcan Cetin kills five people at Cascade Mall in Burlington on September 23, 2016.

On the evening of September 23, 2016, Arcan Cetin (1996-2017) walks into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Skagit County, armed with a Ruger 10/22 rifle, and kills five random victims inside Macy's. Cet...

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Seattle Sounders complete dramatic come-from-behind season by beating Toronto FC to win their first Major League Soccer championship on December 10, 2016.

On December 10, 2016, the Seattle Sounders capture their first MLS Cup, Major League Soccer's championship trophy, defeating Toronto FC at Toronto's BMO Field. The championship caps a tumultuous year ...

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