December 12: New Horizons corporation comes under investigation for its Superkids project, overseen by New Horizons CEO Paul Louberge, when one of them commits suicide. The program is shut down when discoveries of extensive genetic manipulation, in conjunction with physical and mental abuse, are discovered.
December 14: CAS President-Elect Alexander selects several metahumans for key Cabinet positions, which persuades the NAN to lift some sanctions.
December 25: A magical explosion destroys part of a casino on the former site of a Connecticut Indian reservation, killing eighteen people and wounding dozens. A group calling itself Warpath claims responsibility.
Al "Thumper" Grater plays his last professional baseball game with the Seattle Mariners. After being beaned in the head by a pitch, he hits a home run off the next pitch, then collapses as he reaches the third base.
Seven Tsimshian Airways planes crash in heavy storms in Tsimshian. The Tsimshian government enacts laws that ground all air travel between December 1 and February 14 every year and allow the Kitimat weather office to ground air travel on one hour's notice.
Hanzo Shotozumi is appointed the oyabun of the 87th Prefecture in Seattle. He re-institutes and enforces traditional yakuza ways and values, and begins an aggressive campaign to expand yakuza operations in the Pacific Northwest.
May: The South German League collapses after corporations withdraw their support. A constitutional council is established to reorganize Germany.
Seoulpa Rings start making a name for themselves in the Seattle underworld as their operations expand, and they begin to encroach on the markets of the other syndicates.
Aztechnology senior executive Reynaldo Texmachach is murdered by his bodyguard/secretary/mistress during a trip to Seattle to deal with problems with subsidiary Perfekto Polymers. She escapes into the Barrens and assumes the street name Maria Mercurial to feed her BTL addiction. 
September 10: A team of rogue deckers, known as Magestone, erases the results of California's gubernatorial election, allegedly aided by a Los Angeles street gang. The so-called Lost Election prompts the government to declare war on the "criminal element" in Los Angeles, sending army and corporate mercenary troops to raze El Infierno. After fighting a losing battle, California's central government declares Los Angeles a Free City.
After a TerraFirst! cell destroys its Seattle plant, Hawkshorne Chemical settles a class-action lawsuit out of court with Arthur Vogel to stop producing a highly-toxic insecticide. Hawkshorne does not destroy its stockpile as promised and instead stores it.
The lead singer and four crewmembers of the band Immortal 8 are tried and convicted for magical assault after they are discovered to be unlicensed magicians who magically influenced audiences and talent agents. Magically-active musicians lose their audiences in the aftermath.
June 24-25:JetBlack records what will be his final sessions at Carrion Studios.