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Ken Griffey Jr., best player in Seattle Mariners history, is overwhelmingly voted into Baseball Hall of Fame on January 6, 2016.

On January 6, 2016, Ken Griffey Jr. (b. 1969) is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, who started his professional career and had his best years with the Seattle Mariners, receives the highe...

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Sound Transit begins Link light-rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington from downtown Seattle on March 19, 2016.

On March 19, 2016, Sound Transit begins Link light-rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington (UW), extending the Link line, which had opened in 2009 between downtown Seattle and Se...

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New Renton Highlands Library opens on March 26, 2016.

On March 26, 2016, the King County Library System (KCLS) opens the Renton Highlands Library in the heart of Renton's new Sunset Area redevelopment project. The 15,000-square-foot library at 2801 NE 10...

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Underdog Washington Huskies become first team in state history to reach NCAA women's basketball Final Four by defeating Stanford in regional final on March 27, 2016.

On March 27, 2016, the University of Washington Huskies women's basketball team reaches the semifinals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship, becoming the first team in s...

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New State Route 520 floating bridge opens to traffic on April 25, 2016.

At 1:30 a.m. on April 25, 2016, eastbound traffic lanes open on the new State Route (SR) 520 floating bridge, fully opening the bridge to traffic. The new bridge, sometimes referred to as the Evergree...

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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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