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Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle opens with benefit concert featuring Foo Fighters on October 19, 2021.

On October 19, 2021, Seattle music fans get a sneak peek at the new Climate Pledge Arena with a benefit concert featuring two bands with strong Seattle ties, Foo Fighters and Death Cab for Cutie. The ...

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Seattle Kraken play their first home game, a 4-2 loss to Vancouver, on October 23, 2021.

On October 23, 2021, the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League play their first home game. The result, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, fails to dim the celebratory mood as Seattle welcomes...

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Pickleball becomes Washington's official state sport on March 28, 2022.

On March 28, 2022, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs legislation establishing pickleball as the official state sport of Washington. Invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965 by three men – Joel Pritc...

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Arson fire destroys historic buildings in Friday Harbor on April 7, 2022.

On April 7, 2022, at 3:43 a.m., a passing tow-truck driver spots flames coming from the windows of one of the oldest buildings in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Through the night and following day,...

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Hope Corps, a program to help Seattle creative workers and artists re-enter the workforce, launches on April 27, 2022.

On April 27, 2022, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) inaugurates a program called Hope Corps that provides grants to under- and unemployed creative workers and arts organizations who dev...

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Black Arts Legacies digital archive launches in Seattle on June 7, 2022.

On June 7, 2022, Black Arts Legacies, a digital archive exploring the history, diversity, and impact of Seattle Black artists, debuts. The inaugural Legacies archive includes written profiles, photogr...

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AIDS Memorial Pathway in Seattle is completed on June 15, 2022.

On June 15, 2022, the final piece of artwork comprising the AIDS Memorial Pathway is installed. The last work of art is Horatio Hung-Yan Law’s "Ribbon of Light," which joins the work of four oth...

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