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The Carlton Complex wildfire destroys 111 homes in and around the town of Pateros on the Columbia River on July 17, 2014.

On July 17, 2014, the Carlton Complex wildfire destroys 111 homes in and around the town of Pateros, located on the Columbia River in Okanogan County. Earlier that day, hot winds propel the fire towar...

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Alan Chong Lau, MOHAI and Leonard Garfield, Stephen Stubbs, Path with Art, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and TeenTix receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on August 29, 2014.

On August 29, 2014, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (b. 1955) presents the 12th annual Mayor's Arts Awards in a ceremony at the Seattle Center's Fisher Green Stage. Painter and poet Alan Chong Lau (b. 1948) r...

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First Place Scholars in Seattle opens as Washington's first charter school on September 3, 2014.

On September 3, 2014, First Place Scholars, a private school in Seattle's Central Area serving homeless and traumatized students in kindergarten through 5th grade, becomes Washington's first charter s...

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Seattle quartet Industrial Revelation wins musical "Genius Award" at The Stranger's annual celebratory ceremony on October 18, 2014.

On Saturday evening, October 18, 2014, at The Stranger's 12th annual Genius Awards in the historic Moore Theatre at 936 Second Avenue in downtown Seattle, the jazz (and more) quartet Industrial Revela...

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Environmental restoration of Discovery Bay estuary reaches milestone with completion of Maynard nearshore restoration on November 8, 2014.

On November 8, 2014, after 10 years of planning and months of onsite work, the Maynard Nearshore Restoration Project at Discovery Bay in Jefferson County is completed. It marks a major milestone in on...

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City council names Capitol Hill neighborhood Seattle's first officially recognized Arts & Cultural District on November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, the Seattle City Council approves a resolution creating an Arts & Cultural Districts program and naming Capitol Hill's Pike/Pine/12th Avenue neighborhood the city's first designa...

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Around 500 people attend "grand reopening" of newly expanded Fairwood Library, just east of Renton, on December 6, 2014.

On December 6, 2014, an estimated 500 people attend the "grand reopening" of the newly expanded Fairwood Library, just east of Renton. The library has been operating in a temporary storefront location...

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Seattle Seahawks lose Super Bowl 28-24 to New England Patriots on February 1, 2015.

On February 1, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks lose Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots. The 28-24 loss is especially painful for the team and its fans because the Seahawks are just a yard away fro...

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Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's site-specific composition "Above, Below, and In Between" at Benaroya Hall on May 1, 2015.

On May 1, 2015, Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's (b. 1951) site-specific composition "Above, Below, and in Between" at Benaroya Hall. (The symphony's composer-in-re...

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Hands Across the Border Revival is held at the Peace Arch on June 14, 2015.

On June 14, 2015, the Hands Across the Border Revival is held at the Peace Arch at the U.S.-Canada border crossing in Blaine, Whatcom County. It is a return of the Hands Across the Border celebration,...

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Lightning storms ignite Okanogan Complex fires, which will soon grow into some of the biggest in Washington's worst-ever wildfire year, on August 14, 2015.

On August 14, 2015, lightning storms ignite the Okanogan Complex fires, which soon grow into some of the biggest in the state's worst-ever wildfire year. It begins with several separate fires in the t...

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Robin Wright, Akio Takamori, Daniel Brown, Densho, and Seattle JazzED receive Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards on September 4, 2015.

On Friday, September 4, 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (b. 1955) presents the 13th annual Mayor's Arts Awards in a ceremony at the Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre in conjunction with the opening of...

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