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Seattle City Council proclamation honors centennial of first municipal power bond vote on March 4, 2002.

On March 4, 2002, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopts a resolution honoring the March 4, 1902, approval of Seattle municipal bonds to fund development of a hydroelectric plant at Cedar Fall in...

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Historic Boeing 307 Stratoliner ditches into Elliott Bay on March 28, 2002.

On March 28, 2002, the last surviving Boeing 307 Stratoliner ditches into Elliott Bay at 1:15 p.m. after running out of fuel on a flight from Boeing Field to Everett. The 307 first flew in December 19...

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Spokane environmental group Friends of the Falls unveils its Conceptual Plan for the Spokane River Gorge on March 28, 2002.

On March 28, 2002, the Spokane environmental group Friends of the Falls unveils its Conceptual Plan for the Spokane River Gorge. The plan lays out the group's vision for the Spokane River Falls and Go...

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Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley dies on April 5, 2002.

On April 5, 2002, Layne Staley (1967-2002), singer, guitarist, and frontman for the popular Seattle band Alice in Chains, dies of a drug overdose. He was 34. The singer is found dead in his University...

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State Department of Ecology issues order, requiring Methow Valley Irrigation District to protect endangered fish by reducing water diversion from Methow and Twisp rivers, on April 29, 2002.

On April 29, 2002, the Washington State Department of Ecology orders the Methow Valley Irrigation District to protect endangered fish by reducing its diversion of water from the Methow and Twisp river...

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Seattle Mariner Mike Cameron hits four home runs in a single game, tying the Major League record, on May 2, 2002.

On May 2, 2002, Mike Cameron, Seattle Mariners' center fielder, hits four home runs in four at-bats, including two in the first inning, to lead his team to a 15-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox at...

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Poetry Northwest publishes last issue after 43 years in May 2002.

In May 2002, Poetry Northwest, the longest running poetry-only magazine in the United States, publishes its last issue. Founded by the poet Carolyn Kiser in 1959, the journal had been edited by David ...

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Seattle high school jazz bands win high honors at New York's Lincoln Center during week of May 13, 2002.

During the week of May 13, 2002, three Seattle high school jazz bands win high honors at the extremely prestigious Essentially Ellington competition, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Roose...

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King County Council proclaims Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) Day on May 28, 2002.

On May 28, 2002, on behalf of the Metropolitan King County Council, Councilman Larry Phillips and King County Executive Ron Sims proclaim the day to be Association of King County Historical Organizati...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opens on June 29, 2002.

On June 29, 2002, the Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library opens at 5423 Delridge Way SW in West Seattle. The $3 million building includes 19 low-income apartments on the upper floors and a lar...

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Seahawks Stadium opens in Seattle on July 20, 2002.

At noon on July 20, 2002, Seahawks Stadium opens as the new home as for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Seattle Sounders soccer team. Hundreds of fans wait for as long as ...

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Elevated Transportation Company (ETC) publishes the "Green Line" Monorail plan on August 5, 2002.

On August 5, 2002, the Elevated Transportation Company (ETC) publishes a route plan for the proposed new monorail. The 14-mile route, dubbed the "Green Line," runs from Ballard (Crown Hill) along 15th...

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