Sherman Alexie revists ‘Smoke Signals’ for One Heart festival

Sherman Alexie revists ‘Smoke Signals’ for One Heart festival
Evan Adams, left, and Adam Beach in a scene from the 1998 film, “Smoke Signals.” (File Associated Press)
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“Smoke Signals” was advertised as the first movie to be written, produced and directed by Native Americans, and few films since have been able to make the same claim. The film, shot in Spokane and the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, will screen at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday as part of the One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, a showcase for Native American actors, artists and filmmakers.

Love Story: Couple celebrate 70, and ‘such a rewarding life’
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Love Story: Couple celebrate 70, and ‘such a rewarding life’

They say the value of true love cannot be measured, but when Glenn and FloraBelle Dobbins celebrated their 70th anniversary, Sept. 15, a friend tried. He gave them a penny for every day of their marriage. That’s 25,550 pennies (not counting leap year days) and he had to go to six different banks to collect them.



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Three people were arrested during an oil train protest along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines that run through Spokane on Sept. 29, 2016. (Nina Culver / The Spokesman-Review)
Three people were arrested during an oil train protest along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines that run through Spokane on Sept. 29, 2016. (Nina Culver / The Spokesman-Review)

Oil and coal train protest shuts down BNSF tracks in Spokane

new Three people were arrested Thursday evening in a protest against oil and coal trains that shut down the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near Trent Avenue and Napa Street. This protest, organized by Veterans for Peace, is the second ...




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In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from left, standing with, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, of Texas, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh / AP)
In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from left, standing with, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, of Texas, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh / AP)

Trade deal is dead until a new president revives it, McConnell says

new The Senate’s top Republican said Thursday that the sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal championed by President Barack Obama will remain on ice until another president revives it. And with both current presidential nominees opposed to the deal’s ratification, that could be the death knell for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.



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In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy sits at a desk he is using at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. (Keith Ridler / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy sits at a desk he is using at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. (Keith Ridler / Associated Press)

Ammon Bundy’s lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals

PORTLAND – Ammon Bundy’s federal conspiracy trial resumed Thursday despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals. Among other things, attorneys Marcus Mumford and J. Morgan Philpot have taken issue with U.S. ...



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Evan Adams, left, and Adam Beach in a scene from the 1998 film, “Smoke Signals.” (File Associated Press)
Evan Adams, left, and Adam Beach in a scene from the 1998 film, “Smoke Signals.” (File Associated Press)

Sherman Alexie revisits ‘Smoke Signals’ for One Heart festival

new 1998’s “Smoke Signals” was advertised as the first movie to be written, produced and directed by Native Americans, and few films since have been able to make the same claim. The film, partially shot in Spokane, will screen at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday as part of the One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, a showcase for Native American actors, artists and filmmakers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by screenwriter Sherman Alexie.



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Clients of the Mead Food Bank select from a variety of fresh fruit and baked goods on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. The Mead Food Bank has been serving the local community for over 20-years. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Clients of the Mead Food Bank select from a variety of fresh fruit and baked goods on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. The Mead Food Bank has been serving the local community for over 20-years. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Mead Food Bank still a lifeline after 20 years

The Mead Food Bank is marking its 20th year of providing a nutritious lifeline to folks in need.Every Wednesday, the food bank opens at 4 p.m. to serve a variety of clients, from lower-income seniors to struggling families. The Mead ...


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General view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, in Algiers, Algeria, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet informally on the sidelines of an energy conference in Algiers to try to find common ground on how to stabilize oil markets. (AP)
General view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, in Algiers, Algeria, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet informally on the sidelines of an energy conference in Algiers to try to find common ground on how to stabilize oil markets. (AP)

OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, pushing up prices that had sunk over the past two years and weakened the economies of oil-producing nations.



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