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Des Moines History Time Line
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1990's
1990
  • Feb. 28 - Neighboring cities of Federal Way and Sea-Tac are incorporated.
  • After the Port of Seattle breaks its 1985 pledge not to build a 3rd runway at Sea-Tac Airport, organized opposition is formed.
1993
  • Jan. 20 - Inaugural Day storm with winds topping 94 m.p.h. leaves parts of Des Moines without electric power for days. Only the 1962 Columbus Day storm was worse this century.
1998
  • Jan. 28 - Des Moines News/Highline Times/Federal Way News end publication. Later reestablished under different ownership.
  • Nov. - Current Des Moines Post Office opened on South 216th Street.
1999
  • March 16 - Nine salmon runs are listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as endangered species, joining 15 other population groups of salmon already listed. Under the federal Endangered Species Act, the Federal Government has the authority to regulate what can and cannot be done on public and private land that will impact these species, including almost all large-scale construction and real estate development.

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