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Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild strikes The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer beginning on November 21, 2000.

On November 21, 2000, more than 1,000 members of Local 82 of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild strike The Seattle Times and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer after rejecting a final contract offer. T...

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SuperSonics name Nate McMillan head coach on November 27, 2000.

On November 27, 2000, the SuperSonics fire head coach Paul Westphal and promote assistant coach and former SuperSonics player Nate McMillan to guide the team. McMillan has been a coach with the team s...

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World Trade Organization (WTO) opponents commemorate 1999 protests in Seattle on November 30, 2000.

On November 30, 2000, opponents of the World Trade Organization (WTO) commemorate 1999 protests in Seattle with several marches downtown. The marchers tie up traffic, occupy the Westlake Mall area for...

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Seattle Mariner Alex Rodriguez signs with Texas Rangers for $252 million on December 11, 2000.

On December 11, 2000, Seattle Mariner shortstop and superstar hitter Alex Rodriguez signs with the Texas Rangers for $252 million over 10 years. Rodriguez exercises his rights as a free agent to leave...

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Train and house collide in Auburn on December 23, 2000.

On the night of December 23, 2000, a chartered Amtrak train smashes through a house that had stalled on the tracks during transport through Auburn. The freak accident occurs at 11:15 p.m. on a Burling...

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Mysterious monolith materializes in Seattle's Magnuson Park on January 1, 2001.

On the morning of January 1, 2001, Magnuson Park visitors discover a metalic monolith atop Kite Hill. The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollo...

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University of Washington Husky football team wins 34-24 in its 14th Rose Bowl matchup on January 1, 2001.

On January 1, 2001, the University of Washington Huskies defeat the Purdue Boilermakers 34-24 in the annual Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California. The Rose Bowl pits a football team from the PAC-10 c...

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Federal government imposes stringent new salmon-conservation rules on January 8, 2001.

On January 8, 2001, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a federal agency based in Seattle, implements sweeping regulations intended to protect Puget Sound's dwindling chinook runs. The new "...

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Barry Ackerley sells Seattle SuperSonics to an investment group led by Howard Schultz (Starbucks) on January 11, 2001.

On January 11, 2001, Barry Ackerley, owner of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA franchise, reaches an agreement to sell the team to an investment group led by Starbucks Corporation founder Howard Schultz. T...

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Truck accidentally destroys Seattle's historic Pioneer Square pergola on January 15, 2001.

On January 15, 2001, the historic iron and glass pergola at Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle collapses when a truck strikes it around 5:45 a.m. The pergola and the nearby Tlingit totem pole (which i...

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Duwamish Tribe wins federal recognition on January 19, 2001, but loses it again two days later.

On January 19, 2001, the Duwamish Tribe wins federal recognition. However, fewer than 48 hours later, the tribe learns that President George W. Bush has suspended a batch of President Clinton's 11th-h...

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Seattle's historic Coe Elementary School burns on January 21, 2001.

On January 21, 2001, just after midnight, historic Franz H. Coe Elementary School on Queen Anne Hill burns to the ground. The three-story wood building dating from 1907 is being heavily remodeled when...

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Fat Tuesday violence in Seattle's Pioneer Square kills one man on February 27, 2001.

On February 27, 2001, in Seattle's Pioneer Square, Fat Tuesday revelers turn violent, killing one man (20-year-old Kristopher Kime of Kent died from injuries sustained in a beating) and injuring 71 ot...

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Earthquake registering 6.8 on Richter Scale jolts Seattle and Puget Sound on February 28, 2001.

At 10:54 a.m. on February 28, 2001, a deep earthquake centered near the Nisqually Delta northwest of Olympia startles the entire Puget Sound region and causes more than $1 billion in damage to area bu...

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Des Moines Police Officer Steven J. Underwood is shot and killed on March 7, 2001.

On March 7, 2001, at approximately 1:20 a.m, Des Moines Police Officer Steven J. Underwood is shot and killed on Pacific Highway S. Charles Sydney Champion Jr., age 19, is charged with the crime. In J...

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Samuel Stroum dies on March 9, 2001

On March 9, 2001, Samuel Stroum (1921-2001), Seattle businessman and philanthropist, passed away after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Stroum left an immeasurable legacy of endowment and ci...

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State Senate adopts Resolution 8675 honoring the sesquicentennial of the landing of the Denny Party on Alki Beach on April 19, 2001.

On April 19, 2001, the Washington State Senate adopts Resolution No. 8675 honoring the sesquicentennial of the arrival of the Denny Party at Alki Beach, which falls on November 13, 2001. Members of th...

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Douglas B. MacDonald takes office as Washington Secretary of Transportation on April 23, 2001.

On April 23, 2001, Douglas B. MacDonald (b. 1945), takes charge of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) as the state's fourth Secretary of Transportation. MacDonald, a Washington ...

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HUD approves $35 million for new housing at Tacoma's Salishan Housing Development on April 27, 2001.

On April 27, 2001, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approves $35 million to help replace deteriorating housing units at Tacoma's Salishan Housing Development. The Federal funding a...

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Helen and Bill Thayer begin a 1,600-mile walk across the Gobi Desert on May 1, 2001.

On May 1, 2001, Snohomish County residents Helen (b. 1937) and Bill (b. 1926) Thayer begin a 1,600-mile, 71-day walk across Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert, located in Mongolia and China. The couple...

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Ice Age mammoth tusk is discovered at Moxee on May 10, 2001.

On May 10, 2001, construction workers discover a mammoth tusk in a site being prepared for a new parking lot in the small town of Moxee, just east of Yakima. Fossil experts at the Quaternary Research ...

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Seattle's Speakeasy Cafe burns on May 18, 2001.

On the evening of May 18, 2001, the Belltown internet cafe, the Speakeasy, burns. The upper story of the building at 2nd Avenue and Bell Street is completely consumed in the two-alarm blaze, and the g...

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On June 21, 2001, the Washington House of Representatives adopts a resolution declaring Walter Clore to be the "Father of the Washington Wine Industry."

On June 21, 2001, the Washington State House of Representatives adopts a resolution declaring Walter Clore (1911-2003) to be the "Father of the Washington Wine Industry." The resolution is sponsored b...

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Four firefighters die in forest fire in Okanogan County on July 10, 2001.

On July 10, 2001, four U.S. Forest Service firefighters die while battling the Thirty Mile Fire in Okanogan County. Six others are injured including two hikers. It is the second deadliest fire in Wash...

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