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Explosion and fire at Atlas Castings and Technology in Tacoma kills truck driver and injures three workers on October 6, 2007.

On Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2007, a tremendous explosion and fire erupts at the Atlas Castings and Technology foundry in Tacoma, injuring the driver of a propane tanker truck and three foundry w...

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University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovations on October 13, 2007.

On October 13, 2007, the University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $996,210 renovation. It is the 24th project completed as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue ...

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Vancouver's Burgerville chain goes greener beginning on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, Vancouver's Burgerville chain announces that the firm will expand its pilot composting and recycling program in an effort to redirect 85 percent of restaurant-generated waste.

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The McKinley Stump in Chehalis is removed on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, city crews in Chehalis remove the McKinley Stump, a city landmark for more than a century. Originally intended as a speaking platform for President William McKinley (1843-1901) in...

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Seattle gets Major League Soccer franchise on November 13, 2007.

On November 13, 2007, a group of investors representing Seattle is officially granted an expansion franchise for Major League Soccer (MLS), the sport's premier league in North America. The successful ...

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Restored Fox Theater in Spokane reopens as the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in a gala concert on November 17, 2007.

On November 17, 2007, the restored Fox Theater reopens as the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in a gala concert. The 1931 Art Deco-inspired Fox Theater in downtown Spokane shows off its gleaming new...

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Broadview Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens on December 8, 2007.

On December 8, 2007, the expanded and remodeled Broadview Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $7 million remodeling and expansion. The project retains the longhouse theme of the origin...

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Seattle's South Lake Union Streetcar begins service on December 12, 2007.

On December 12, 2007, the South Lake Union Streetcar begins service on a 1.3-mile route through Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Operated by King County Metro, the South Lake Union Streetcar m...

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The Washington Software Alliance unveils new name, the Washington Technology Industry Association, on February 7, 2008.

On February 7, 2008, the Washington Software Alliance (WSA) holds its annual Industry Achievement Awards event at the Seattle Westin Hotel's ballroom. The trade group's new CEO, Ken Myer (b. 1957), ma...

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Chinatown Gate is dedicated in Seattle on February 9, 2008.

On February 9, 2008, at 10 a.m., Seattle's new Chinatown Gate is dedicated. The gate, located at S King Street and 5th Avenue S and designed by a group including Kirkland architect Paul Wu, is made of...

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Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco closes its downtown location on February 20, 2008.

On February 20, 2008 the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco closes its building in downtown Seattle. Operations move to a new location in Renton at the former Longacres Racetr...

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Four local women buy Seattle Storm for $10 million on February 29, 2008.

On February 29, 2008 -- a Leap Day -- the Seattle Storm is sold to four local women, ending months of uncertainty about the team's future. The sellers, a group of Oklahoma businessmen headed by Clayto...

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To protect marine mammals, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Betty Fletcher on February 29, 2008, upholds injunction limiting use of sonar in naval exercises.

On February 29, 2008, federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Betty Fletcher (1923-2012), writing for a three-judge panel, refuses to overturn an injunction halting naval exercises off the coast ...

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King County ordinance passed on March 3, 2008, allows farmers in Enumclaw Plateau Agricultural Production District to process harvests onsite.

On March 3, 2008, the King County Council approves Ordinance No. 16028, which will allow farmers in the Enumclaw Plateau Agricultural Production District (APD) and the county's other APDs to diversify...

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Northwest African American Museum opens on March 8, 2008.

On March 8, 2008, the Pacific Northwest African American Museum opens, welcoming an estimated 3,000 visitors. The museum, housed in Seattle's old Colman School building at 2300 S Massachusetts Street,...

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Washington State Supreme Court decision issued on March 12, 2008, holds that suspicionless drug testing of student athletes is unconstitutional.

On March 12, 2008, the Washington State Supreme Court rules that drug testing public school students without individualized suspicion violates the state constitution. The ruling concludes a nine-year ...

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Mountlake Terrace High School announces plans to return to traditional educational model, abandoning experimental "small schools" program, on March 29, 2008.

On March 29, 2008, Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schwab announces the end of a five-year experiment -- largely funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation -- that had turned the sch...

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Local investors buy Seattle's historic Immigration and Naturalization Service Building on April 11, 2008.

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Building at 815 Airport Way S is sold on April 11, 2008, for $4.4 million in an online auction to INS Holdings LLC, a group of Seattle-area develo...

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Seattle SuperSonics play final home game on April 13, 2008.

On April 13, 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics play their final NBA game in Seattle, thus ending a 41-year run as one of the city's most successful sports franchises. A KeyArena crowd of 15,000 -- huge by...

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One of Western Washington's latest lowland snowfalls on record begins on April 18, 2008.

Beginning on Friday, April 18, 2008, it snows in parts of the lowlands of western Washington. Accumulations reach 10 inches in one part of southern Snohomish County, though most areas receive less sn...

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To help preserve and provide affordable spaces for artists and arts organizations, Seattle City Council establishes Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee in May 2008.

In May 2008, the Seattle City Council establishes the Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee (CODAC) to formulate plans to preserve and provide accessible and affordable spaces for artists and a...

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The Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens on May 10, 2008.

On May 10, 2008, the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after an $893,000 renovation. The small former fire station at 1134 33rd Avenue has housed the library since 197...

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University of Washington honors Japanese American students of World War II on May 18, 2008.

On May 18, 2008, in Seattle, the University of Washington holds a graduation ceremony to honor 450 Japanese American (known as Nikkei) students who were forced to leave the UW for internment camps dur...

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The Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc. celebrates the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Filipino Community Center on May 30, 2008.

On May 30, 2008, the Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc. celebrates the opening of its newly renovated and expanded community center located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way. Formed in 1935 as the Ph...

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