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Jorge Carrasco becomes Seattle City Light superintendent on February 2, 2004.

On February 2, 2004, the City Council confirms Jorge Carrasco as the superintendent of Seattle City Light. The former city manager of Austin, Texas, has experience running drinking water utilities, bu...

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Lawney Reyes dedicates his sculpture Blue Jay, which honors his brother Bernie Whitebear, on February 27, 2004.

On February 27, 2004, Sin-Aikst (Colville) Indian artist Lawney Reyes (b. 1931) attends a dedication ceremony at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center for a sculpture he created called Blue Jay, wh...

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Green Lake Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovation on March 6, 2004.

On March 6, 2004, the Green Lake Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovation at 7364 E Greenlake Drive N. This is the sixth branch to open as part of "Libraries For All," a $196.4 mi...

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Hope Heart Institute forms alliance with Benaroya Research Institute in March 2004.

In March 2004, 34 scientists from the Hope Heart Institute move into quarters at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) on Seattle's First Hill. Phillip M. Nudelman, president of Hope Heart, says the a...

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West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on April 3, 2004.

On April 3, 2004, the newly renovated West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens at 2306 42nd Avenue SW. This is the seventh branch opened as part of "Libraries For All," a $196.4 milli...

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"Frasier," the TV sitcom set in Seattle, airs its last show on May 13, 2004.

On May 13, 2004, the television sitcom set in Seattle, "Frasier," airs its last show after an 11-year run. Although the show was set in Seattle, it was filmed in Los Angeles. It began in the fall of 1...

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Susan Point's contemporary Coast Salish sculpture Interaction is unveiled in Friday Harbor on May 22, 2004.

On May 22, 2004, Interaction, a contemporary Coast Salish sculpture by Native artist Susan A. Point (b. 1952), is unveiled at the Port of Friday Harbor's Fairweather Park on San Juan Island. The monum...

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New Central Library opens in downtown Seattle on May 23, 2004.

On May 23, 2004, The Seattle Public Library opens its new Central Library at 1000 4th Avenue. Some 26,600 people come downtown on a sunny Sunday to celebrate the opening. Designed by Dutch architect R...

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The Burke Museum's Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art stages its founding art auction on May 23, 2004.

On May 23, 2004, the Burke Museum's newly established Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art stages its founding art auction. The Bill Holm Center is named for the Burke's retired curat...

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Fire halts the Seattle Monorail's "blue train" and passengers are evacuated on May 31, 2004.

On May 31, 2004, 150 passengers are evacuated when a fire halts the Seattle Monorail's "blue train." The train, one of two four-car Alweg trains built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, caught fire wi...

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Franciscan nuns depart Shaw Island, after running the island ferry terminal and store for 27 years, on June 2, 2004.

On June 2, 2004, close to half of Shaw Island's 200 or so residents gather at the ferry terminal to bid farewell to the four Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who until Memorial Day weekend ran the ...

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Library Connection @ Southcenter, a storefront library at the Westfield Southcenter Mall, holds opening celebration on June 5, 2004.

On Saturday, June 5, 2004, the Library Connection @ Southcenter, a storefront library at the Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, holds its official opening celebration. The innovative 3,168-square-...

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High Point Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on June 19, 2004.

On June 19, 2004, the new High Point Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 3411 SW Raymond Street. This is the ninth branch to open as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue pa...

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North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $4.5 million expansion project on June 26, 2004.

On June 26, 2004, the North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library reopens at 6801 35th Avenue NE after a $4,765,276 expansion project. This is the 10th branch opened as part of Libraries For All, a ...

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Elliot Marks caps 27-year career with The Nature Conservancy on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, it is announced that Elliot Marks (b.1945) -- longtime Washington state and Northwest regional director of The Nature Conservancy -- would be stepping down after 27 years of leading ...

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Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on July 10, 2004.

On July 10, 2004, the new Beacon Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens at 2821 Beacon Avenue S. This is the 11th branch to open as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue pass...

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Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated in White Center as a non-profit organization on July 22, 2004.

On July 22, 2004, Hope Academic Enrichment Center is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Begun by Mohamed A. Ali as an informal tutoring program, the center is located in St. James Place in Whi...

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Washington State Parks Commission gives Old Man House State Park to the Suquamish Tribe on August 12, 2004.

On August 12, 2004, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission gives Old Man House State Park, located on the eastern edge of the Kitsap Peninsula, to the Suquamish tribe. The one-acre park,...

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Airport Communities Coalition drops opposition to Sea-Tac International Airport third runway on August 19, 2004.

On August 19, 2004, the Airport Communities Coalition drops its opposition to the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport third runway after spending $15 million over 10 years campaigning and l...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after remodeling on August 22, 2004.

On August 22, 2004, the Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens at 4721 Rainier Avenue S after remodeling. In order to respect and preserve the historic character of the original 1911 bui...

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Tim Summers, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Sub Pop Records, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, and The Seattle Foundation receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 3, 2004.

On September 3, 2004, Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) presents the second annual Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards at Seattle Center as part of the opening ceremonies for the Bumbershoot music and arts festiva...

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Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki breaks the major league record for hits in a season on October 1, 2004.

On October 1, 2004, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (b. 1973) hits three singles to break an 84-year-old major league record and electrify a packed house at Safeco Field. That night he tops ...

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Linda Buck named recipient of Nobel Prize in "Medicine or Physiology" on October 4, 2004.

On October 4, 2004, Linda Buck (b. 1947), of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is named a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. Buck shares the award with Richard Ax...

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Seattle Storm wins WNBA championship on October 12, 2004.

On October 12, 2004, the Seattle Storm wins the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship, becoming only the third professional sports team in the city's history to earn a national t...

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