Seafair Hydroplane Races. The copyrighted story by veteran reporter Eric Lacitis appeared on the paper's front page.
When I moved to Seattle for the first time in the early 1980s, the "world" stopped on the first weekend in August when the hydroplanes raced. Hydoplanes were the perfect marriage of Seattle's airplane building heritage and it's proximity to the lakes and the sound. At one time the races were carried live on KING, KOMO, and KIRO, the area's three major network TV stations. Of course at that time, the Seattle Mariners were fairly new and Seattle's offerings seemed smaller.
Of course, times have changed, Seattle is probably known more for being home to Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Costco, than to Boeing and newcomers now probably outnumber natives.