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Everett Station opens on February 4, 2002.

On February 4, 2002, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening of Everett Station, an innovative civic facility that combines a multi-modal transportation center with college classrooms, employment ...

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State Supreme Court declares on February 21, 2002, that Washington's boundary extends north of the 49th parallel.

On February 21, 2002, the Washington State Supreme Court rules that the state's northern boundary extends beyond the 49th parallel. Since statehood in 1889, the state constitution has defined Washingt...

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Seattle City Council proclamation honors centennial of first municipal power bond vote on March 4, 2002.

On March 4, 2002, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopts a resolution honoring the March 4, 1902, approval of Seattle municipal bonds to fund development of a hydroelectric plant at Cedar Fall in...

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Historic Boeing 307 Stratoliner ditches into Elliott Bay on March 28, 2002.

On March 28, 2002, the last surviving Boeing 307 Stratoliner ditches into Elliott Bay at 1:15 p.m. after running out of fuel on a flight from Boeing Field to Everett. The 307 first flew in December 19...

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Spokane environmental group Friends of the Falls unveils its Conceptual Plan for the Spokane River Gorge on March 28, 2002.

On March 28, 2002, the Spokane environmental group Friends of the Falls unveils its Conceptual Plan for the Spokane River Gorge. The plan lays out the group's vision for the Spokane River Falls and Go...

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Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley dies on April 5, 2002.

On April 5, 2002, Layne Staley (1967-2002), singer, guitarist, and frontman for the popular Seattle band Alice in Chains, dies of a drug overdose. He was 34. The singer is found dead in his University...

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State Department of Ecology issues order, requiring Methow Valley Irrigation District to protect endangered fish by reducing water diversion from Methow and Twisp rivers, on April 29, 2002.

On April 29, 2002, the Washington State Department of Ecology orders the Methow Valley Irrigation District to protect endangered fish by reducing its diversion of water from the Methow and Twisp river...

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Seattle Mariner Mike Cameron hits four home runs in a single game, tying the Major League record, on May 2, 2002.

On May 2, 2002, Mike Cameron, Seattle Mariners' center fielder, hits four home runs in four at-bats, including two in the first inning, to lead his team to a 15-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox at...

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Poetry Northwest publishes last issue after 43 years in May 2002.

In May 2002, Poetry Northwest, the longest running poetry-only magazine in the United States, publishes its last issue. Founded by the poet Carolyn Kiser in 1959, the journal had been edited by David ...

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Seattle high school jazz bands win high honors at New York's Lincoln Center during week of May 13, 2002.

During the week of May 13, 2002, three Seattle high school jazz bands win high honors at the extremely prestigious Essentially Ellington competition, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Roose...

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King County Council proclaims Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) Day on May 28, 2002.

On May 28, 2002, on behalf of the Metropolitan King County Council, Councilman Larry Phillips and King County Executive Ron Sims proclaim the day to be Association of King County Historical Organizati...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on June 29, 2002.

On June 29, 2002, the Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library opens at 5423 Delridge Way SW in West Seattle. The $3 million building includes 19 low-income apartments on the upper floors and a lar...

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Seahawks Stadium opens in Seattle on July 20, 2002.

At noon on July 20, 2002, Seahawks Stadium opens as the new home as for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Seattle Sounders soccer team. Hundreds of fans wait for as long as ...

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Elevated Transportation Company (ETC) publishes the "Green Line" Monorail plan on August 5, 2002.

On August 5, 2002, the Elevated Transportation Company (ETC) publishes a route plan for the proposed new monorail. The 14-mile route, dubbed the "Green Line," runs from Ballard (Crown Hill) along 15th...

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Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board approves, with conditions, Section 401 Water Quality Certification for Sea-Tac International Airport's proposed third runway on August 12, 2002.

On August 12, 2002, the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board grants a Section 401 Water Quality Certification to the Port of Seattle for construction of a third runway at Seattle-Tacoma (...

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Seattle's Pioneer Square pergola re-opens on August 17, 2002.

On August 17, 2002, the historic pergola that stood in Pioneer Square from 1909 until it collapsed in a truck accident in 2001, re-opens. Restoration began shortly after the accident. At the re-openin...

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Grand jury indicts James Ujaama for supporting terrorists on August 28, 2002.

On August 28, 2002, a federal grand jury in Seattle indicts James Ujaama for conspiring to support the terrorist organization al-Qaida. In the indictment, the U.S. Government alleges that the 36-year-...

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Washington State Senate bill to regulate "Mail-Order Bride" industry becomes law on September 1, 2002.

On September 1, 2002, a Washington State Senate bill (SB 6412) regulating the so-called "Mail Order Bride" industry becomes law. The bill responds to concerns that International Matchmaking Organizati...

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Amy Yee Tennis Center (Seattle) opens on September 15, 2002.

On September 15, 2002, a huge crowd celebrates at the Seattle Tennis Center (2000 Martin Luther King Way S) as the facility is renamed the Amy Yee Tennis Center in honor of a local tennis champion and...

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IslandWood, an environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island, opens on September 22, 2002.

On September 22, 2002, IslandWood, a nonprofit environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, just across Puget Sound from Seattle, opens to the public. Initially called the Puge...

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King County approves new Cultural Development Authority for arts and heritage programs on September 23, 2002.

On September 23, 2002, the Metropolitan King County Council votes unanimously to establish in 2003 a "Cultural Development Authority" (CDA) to succeed the existing King County Office of Cultural Resou...

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Employers lock out longshore workers at West Coast ports on September 27, 2002.

On September 27, 2002, the Pacific Maritime Association, representing shipping and stevedoring employers, closes all 29 ports on the West Coast during a contract dispute with the International Longsho...

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Gertrude Murphy, 99, last resident of Lester, dies on September 29, 2002.

On September 29, 2002, Gertrude Murphy (1903-2002) dies at the age of 99. She was the last resident of Lester, a small community located along the upper Green River, near Stampede Pass.

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King County closes parks for the winter on November 1, 2002.

On November 1, 2002, King County Executive Ron Sims announces that, due to budget cuts, 24 county parks are scheduled for closure today. Five of these parks are to remain closed unless ownership is tr...

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