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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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Italian luxury-car company Lamborghini opens Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle on June 20, 2016.

On June 20, 2016, American and Italian dignitaries gather to celebrate the official opening of the Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory, located in Seattle's Interbay distri...

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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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Sammamish Valley Wine and Beverage Study is released on August 17, 2016, prolonging conflict in the Sammamish Valley Agriculture Production District.

On August 17, 2016, the Sammamish Valley Wine and Beverage Study is released, with a focus on the intersection of the wine, brewery, and spirits industries with the agricultural industry in the Sammam...

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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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Carr's Hardware in Marysville announces on September 19, 2016, that it will close after 93 years in business.

On September 19, 2016, Darlene Scott (b. 1932) and Gail Libbing announce through the media that they will soon close Carr's Hardware in downtown Marysville. The three-generation, family-run business h...

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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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Washington voters re-elect Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee, increase the minimum wage, reject a carbon tax, and support Hillary Clinton for president on November 8, 2016.

In the election of November 8, 2016, Washington voters re-elect Governor Jay Inslee (b. 1951), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (b. 1950), and the nine of the state's 10 members of Congress who are seeking r...

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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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West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle suffers major failure on February 9, 2017.

On February 9, 2017, the West Point Treatment Plant suffers a major failure. Located in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood and operated by King County's Wastewater Treatment Division, West Point is the l...

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University of Washington's Kelsey Plum becomes leading scorer in NCAA women's basketball history on February 25, 2017.

On February 25, 2017, University of Washington guard Kelsey Plum (b. 1994) becomes the leading scorer in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women's basketball history. She does it with a ...

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Gonzaga University plays its first-ever Final Four game, and advances to the NCAA men's college basketball championship game by beating South Carolina, on April 1, 2017.

On April 1, 2017, Gonzaga University plays in its first-ever Final Four game and advances to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's college basketball championship game by beating S...

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Tukwila Library, centerpiece of new Tukwila Village development, opens with ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 29, 2017.

On April 29, 2017, the King County Library System (KCLS) opens the new $9.6 million Tukwila Library at the corner of Tukwila International Boulevard and S 144th Street in the city of Tukwila just sout...

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City of Tukwila celebrates completion of Duwamish Gardens Project, which converted a historic farmstead into a park with enhanced salmon habitat, on May 13, 2017.

On May 13, 2017, Tukwila officials and residents celebrate the completion of the city's Duwamish Gardens Project, which converted a historic homestead site on the Duwamish River into a park with enhan...

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King County announces restoration project, which will help protect farms in Upper Green River Valley Agricultural Production District from flooding, on June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, the Porter Reach Restoration Project is announced by the King County Natural Resources and Parks Department. The project will help reduce the risk of flooding on farmland in a portion...

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The Other Country, English-language version of Norwegian play about Thea Foss, debuts in Tacoma on August 10, 2017.

On August 10, 2017, two dozen regional actors and musicians premiere The Other Country, a play about Thea Foss (1857-1927), at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma. The production, opening in the 90th ...

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Assunta Ng, Seattle Music Partners, Courtney Sheehan, and Leilani Lewis receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 31, 2017.

On August 31, 2017, Assunta Ng, Seattle Music Partners, Courtney Sheehan (b. 1989), and Leilani Lewis receive the 2017 Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards in a ceremony at Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre....

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Günter Gräwe, a German prisoner of war at Fort Lewis during World War II, returns on October 3, 2017, during a thank-you journey to America.

On October 3, 2017, Günter Gräwe (b. 1926), a prisoner of war during World War II, returns to his former Fort Lewis prison camp, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), in Pierce County...

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Petosa Accordion Company, the only American-owned accordion manufacturer, moves from Seattle to Lynnwood on January 24, 2018.

On January 24, 2018, the Petosa Accordion Company, long based in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, opens its new headquarters at 19503 56th Avenue W, Lynnwood, in Snohomish County north of Seattle. ...

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Discovery of Prohibition-era murals in Seattle building with long and varied history is reported on February 6, 2018.

On February 6, 2018, owners of the Louisa Hotel in Seattle's Chinatown/International District lead local media on a tour of murals depicting the city's once-vibrant underground jazz-club scene, which ...

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Oberto Drive is added to Kent street map on May 17, 2018.

On May 17, 2018, a public-works crew from the city of Kent in southern King County installs a new street sign that renames a section of South 238th Street as Oberto Drive. The renamed section runs fro...

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Seattle Storm wins WNBA championship for third time on September 12, 2018.

On September 12, 2018, the Seattle Storm wins its third Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship by beating the Washington Mystics 98-82 to sweep the finals in three games. Forward ...

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First commercial passenger flight leaves Paine Field Airport in Everett on March 4, 2019.

On March 4, 2019, a crowd gathers to witness the first commercial passenger flight from the new Paine Field Airport in Everett. Official ceremonies, speeches by local dignitaries, and a ribbon cutting...

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ARTS at King Street Station, a community arts space and cultural hub managed by Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, opens on March 23, 2019.

On March 23, 2019, ARTS at King Street Station, an innovative arts space created to showcase artists of color, celebrate cultural differences, and build community connections, opens to the public. Mor...

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