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Citizens commemorate centennial of 1909 courthouse fire and rededicate the refurbished Snohomish County Courthouse on August 2, 2009.

On Sunday, August 2, 2009, Everett citizens celebrate the renewal of the 1911 Snohomish County courthouse with a tour of the facility, a display and program about its history, and a ribbon-cutting cer...

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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels loses in the primary, Susan Hutchison leads for King County Executive, and city voters defeat a shopping bag fee on August 18, 2009.

On August 18, 2009, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels (b. 1955) finishes third in the primary election and loses his seat after two influential terms in which he built a national reputation as an environment...

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Jesse Higman, Speight Jenkins, Artist Trust, Northwest Tap Connection, and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 4, 2009.

On September 4, 2009, visual artist Jesse Higman; Seattle Opera director Speight Jenkins (b. 1937); Artist Trust, a nonprofit providing support to individual artists; Northwest Tap Connection, an urba...

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Seattle's historic Paramount Theatre installs new marquee on October 7, 2009.

On October 7, 2009, workers install a sparkling new vertical marquee on the historic Paramount Theatre at 9th Avenue and Pine Street in Seattle. The marquee, fabricated by The Sign Factory of Kirklan...

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Massive landslide in the Nile Valley (Yakima County) blocks State Route 410 and redirects the flow of the Naches River on October 11, 2009.

On October 11, 2009, at 6 a.m., a massive landslide in the Nile Valley demolishes a half-mile of State Route 410 and redirects the flow of the Naches River. This is one of the largest landslides in th...

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Washington voters support domestic partnerships, reject tax limits, and fill local offices on November 3, 2009.

On November 3, 2009, Washington voters become the first in the nation to ratify a legislative measure recognizing "domestic partnerships" for same-sex couples and older unmarried heterosexual couples,...

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Redmond Ridge Library Express, King County Library System's first unstaffed limited-service library, opens on November 7, 2009.

On November 7, 2009, the King County Library System's first unstaffed, automated "library express" opens at Redmond Ridge, with a special sneak-preview celebration. Redmond Ridge is not within the cit...

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Wacky Ivar's restaurant-related hoax is debunked on November 12, 2009.

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, The Seattle Times reports the debunking of a marketing hoax that had both bemused and mystified locals since it was launched in mid-September. At that time news account...

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Totem pole in West Seattle's Rotary Viewpoint park is stolen on November 30, 2009.

On November 30, 2009, the 18-foot-high totem pole at Rotary Viewpoint above the West Seattle Golf Course is stolen in broad daylight. The theft, engineered by a local West Seattle resident, occurs wit...

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Dow Constantine is sworn in as King County Executive on November 24, 2009.

On November 24, 2009, James Dow Constantine (b. 1961) is sworn in as King County Executive. Elected to the position three weeks earlier after a contentious race against Susan Hutchison (b. 1954), a po...

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Maurice Clemmons kills four Lakewood police officers in a coffeeshop near Tacoma on November 29, 2009.

On November 29, 2009, four officers of the Lakewood Police Department are shot and killed by ex-convict Maurice Clemmons (1972-2009) in a coffeeshop near Tacoma. Clemmons has a history of violence, in...

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Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre lights up a new marquee on December 3, 2009.

On December 3, 2009, crowds gather at the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle to celebrate "first light" for the theater's new marquee, which replaces one removed during theater renovations three ...

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