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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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Senator Maria Cantwell wins fourth term as Washington voters reject carbon fee, approve stricter gun controls, and return incumbents to Congress on November 6, 2018.

In the election of November 6, 2018, Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (b. 1958) wins a fourth term in the United States Senate. Nationally, the Democratic Party regains control of the U.S. House...

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National Hockey League awards an expansion franchise to Seattle on December 4, 2018.

The board of governors of the National Hockey League (NHL) awards an expansion franchise to Seattle on December 4, 2018. The move expands the NHL to 32 teams in North America. The new team is schedule...

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Seattle's Battery Street Tunnel is decommissioned on February 1, 2019.

At 10 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, the Battery Street Tunnel, which connected the Alaskan Way Viaduct to Aurora Avenue N underneath Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, is permanently closed to traff...

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Seattle's State Route 99 Tunnel opens to traffic on February 4, 2019.

At 12:17 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, the State Route 99 tunnel replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct opens to traffic. The 1.7-mile route under downtown Seattle is North America's largest bored tunn...

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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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Seattle's Shelf Life Community Story Project moves into a permanent home, Wa Na Wari, on April 5, 2019.

The Shelf Life Community Story Project, originated in 2016 to record oral histories of current and former residents of Seattle's Central District, moves from temporary quarters in a shopping center in...

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A 278-foot tower crane collapses at a Seattle construction site, killing four, on April 27, 2019.

On April 27, 2019, a Saturday afternoon, a tower crane being dismantled at a construction site in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood suddenly collapses, the latticed mast sections falling onto th...

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Seattle Sounders win their second MLS Cup before a record home crowd on November 10, 2019.

On November 10, 2019, the Seattle Sounders win their second MLS Cup -- the Major League Soccer championship -- by defeating Toronto FC 3-1 in front of 69,274, the biggest crowd ever at CenturyLink Fie...

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Demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is completed on November 21, 2019.

On November 21, 2019, demolition work is completed on the decommissioned Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. The final concrete and steel columns at the north end of the viaduct, which have remained in pl...

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