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Day Called X...
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Cold War film ‘A Day Called X’ imagines Soviet attack on Portland

In 1957, CBS aired a 30-minute film imagining what might happen if Portland, Oregon, came under threat of nuclear attack.
5 days ago
counties...
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How were Pacific, Pend Oreille and Pierce counties named?

This is the ‘Minding Your Ps’ edition (and ninth overall episode) of “County Countdown," covering Pacific, Pend Oreille, and Pierce counties.
11 days ago
Larry King...
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Remembering the night Larry King broadcast live from the Space Needle

Fans of Larry King remember his late night phone-in program, which stopped in Seattle in 1981 to broadcast straight from the Space Needle.
12 days ago
winter weather...
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The worst atmospheric river of all was winter 1861-1862

Even with autumn on the horizon and winter not far behind, for the really stormy stuff, you have to go back to the winter of 1861-1862.
18 days ago
preservation...
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Preservation groups: Seattle City Council making mistake with historic bank

The Seattle City Council will vote next week on a key part of a landmark designation for an old Seafirst bank branch on Denny Way.
24 days ago
A ticket stub from the WAVE SPECTACULAR held at Seattle Center in December 1982. (Greg Treharne via...
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Seattle event 40 years ago was a ‘New Wave boat show’

It was the 40th-anniversary last week of a landmark event at Seattle Center, marking the rise of so-called “New Wave” music in the Northwest.
26 days ago
detained...
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Remembering the Whidbey air crew detained in China

In the early days of President George W. Bush, and just months before 9/11 defined the subsequent era, a U.S. Navy aircraft was an international incident.
1 month ago
Santa ad...
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Washington’s long-lost ‘Magic Radio’ Santa gets new life

Radio station KELA in Centralia/Chehalis would use a "Magic Radio" to connect with Santa Claus at the North Pole for 15 minutes each day.
1 month ago
Steinbreuck Park (Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)...
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Park honors ‘man who invented caring about Seattle history’

The park, which functions like a year-round outdoor living room for Pike Place Market, is named for a man who ‘invented’ caring about Seattle history.
1 month ago
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George Jackson Brigade terrorized the Northwest in the 1970s

What do a grocery store on Capitol Hill, bank in Bellevue, a government office in Olympia, and Seattle City Light substation in Laurelhurst have in common?
2 months ago
Santa...
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Seattle’s department store Santa photos revolutionized the holidays

There’s one lesser-known Seattle invention that may have had more impact on the world than the entire tech industry: The department store Santa Claus photo.
2 months ago
tractor...
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Deck the Deere for Centralia’s Lighted Tractor Parade

Deck the Deere with boughs of holly and hang a shining star upon the harvester because it’s time in for the Centralia – WASHINGTON - Lighted Tractor Parade.
2 months ago
Vancouver...
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After Pearl Harbor, volunteers scanned Washington’s skies

A half-hour show, called “Eyes Aloft,” was produced each week for members of the Aircraft Warning Service, a corps of volunteer observers and clerical workers who donated their time to keep vigil over the sky during WWII.
2 months ago
Sunken ship Pacific...
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Sunken ship lost 150 years ago, found off WA coast

The wreck of a sunken ship off the coast of Washington nearly 150 years ago has been found by a pair of maritime historians.
2 months ago
MOHAI...
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MOHAI celebrates 10 years with a look at Seattle’s complicated recent history

Seattle’s MOHAI is celebrating 10 years at its Lake Union Park home, and to mark the occasion, they’re looking back at the past decade of Seattle history.
2 months ago
Cayuse Five...
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Whitman Mission attack and the lost graves of the ‘Cayuse Five’

November 29 marks the 170th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Pacific Northwest history.
2 months ago
D.B. Cooper...
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Previously unpublished photos of D.B. Cooper jet discovered

51 years after the hijacking of a Seattle-bound airliner, previously unknown photographs of D.B. Cooper’s Boeing 727 have been revealed.
2 months ago
frisco effect...
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Cap Hill, Sodo, T-Town and the ‘Frisco Effect’

Certain Northwest cities and neighborhoods have nicknames that evoke strong feelings but none as strong as the “Frisco Effect” in the city by the bay.
2 months ago
The tail section of the Peninsular Air Transport DC-4 behind the Dearing home in Burien on November...
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Harrowing Burien airliner crash covered up by time

You wouldn't know anything about it now by observing a typical day at this old family-owned supermarket in Burien.
2 months ago
Pepperoni...
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Celebrating the life of Seattle’s favorite ‘Pepperoni Pusher’

A public memorial will be held this Friday for long-time Seattle business owner and self-proclaimed "Pepperoni Pusher," Art Oberto.
2 months ago
yearbook...
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All Over The Map: World War II Kirkland yearbook mystery

“I didn't want it to just get tucked away and forgotten,” Holmgren said by phone a few days ago.
3 months ago
politics...
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Elder statesmen of Washington weigh in on current politics

As yesterday’s election was underway, KIRO Newsradio checked in with three ‘elder statesmen’ of Evergreen State politics for some perspective.
3 months ago
P-I Globe...
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In a world where the P-I globe is preserved and restored

Like the actual globe we all live on, the P-I globe has seen better times. It used to be illuminated with dozens of linear feet of neon tubes.
3 months ago
elephant car wash...
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Exclusive: Sneak peek at Elephant Car Wash sign

The Elephant Car Wash sign – the larger of two elephant-themed signs which stood at the former car wash – has had its neon tubes replaced and restored
3 months ago