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New Tacoma Narrows Bridge is dedicated on July 15, 2007.

On July 15, 2007, the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge is dedicated. The day-long celebration attracts some 60,000 people. The suspension bridge with its concrete towers will open to vehicular traffic the ne...

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Northwest Indian canoes return to site of Point Elliott Treaty on July 26, 2007.

On July 26, 2007, about 40 tribal canoes from Puget Sound, the Washington coast, and Vancouver Island land at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo south of Everett as part of the 2007 Intertribal Canoe Journey...

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Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovations on August 25, 2007.

On August 25, 2007, the Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $853,523 renovation. It is the 23rd project completed as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue p...

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Clarence Acox Jr., Earshot Jazz and John Gilbreath, Jean Griffith, the Seattle Art Museum and Mimi Gardner Gates, the Longhouse Media Native Lens program, Massive Monkees, and Richard Hugo House receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 31, 2007.

On August 31, 2007, the fifth annual Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards presentation takes place at Seattle Center in conjunction with the opening of Bumbershoot, Seattle's music and arts festival. A crowd o...

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Makah whalers harpoon and shoot a gray whale in an unauthorized hunt on September 8, 2007.

On September 8, 2007, five Makah whalers harpoon and then shoot a gray whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off their reservation on the Olympic Peninsula. The whale hunt, conducted without permission ...

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Forks celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day on September 13, 2007.

On September 13, 2007, Forks celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day. The Forks City Council adopted a resolution proclaiming the day in honor of the author whose vampire novels set in Forks are a teen phenome...

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Historic Messenger of Peace railroad chapel car begins long road to restoration on September 13, 2007.

On September 13, 2007, the Messenger of Peace, a wood railroad passenger car modified for use as a traveling church, arrives by truck at Snoqualmie, Washington, for the start of an estimated six-year ...

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Explosion and fire at Atlas Castings and Technology in Tacoma kills truck driver and injures three workers on October 6, 2007.

On Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2007, a tremendous explosion and fire erupts at the Atlas Castings and Technology foundry in Tacoma, injuring the driver of a propane tanker truck and three foundry w...

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University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after renovations on October 13, 2007.

On October 13, 2007, the University Branch, The Seattle Public Library, reopens after a $996,210 renovation. It is the 24th project completed as part of Libraries For All, a $196.4 million bond issue ...

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Vancouver's Burgerville chain goes greener beginning on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, Vancouver's Burgerville chain announces that the firm will expand its pilot composting and recycling program in an effort to redirect 85 percent of restaurant-generated waste.

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The McKinley Stump in Chehalis is removed on October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, city crews in Chehalis remove the McKinley Stump, a city landmark for more than a century. Originally intended as a speaking platform for President William McKinley (1843-1901) in...

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Seattle gets Major League Soccer franchise on November 13, 2007.

On November 13, 2007, a group of investors representing Seattle is officially granted an expansion franchise for Major League Soccer (MLS), the sport's premier league in North America. The successful ...

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