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Book notes: September is shaping up as a busy month for book lovers

Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

Spokane health district to hold Smokeout events around region Nov. 16

This year, on the 40th anniversary of the first Great American Smokeout, David’s Pizza will host a Youth Advocacy Event at their 803 E. Mallon Ave. location.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

‘Star Wars’ at 40: How ‘Star Wars’ blazed a path for filmmakers across the galaxy

Writer-director Lucas wanted to do an update on the Flash Gordon serials he saw on TV, in Modesto, Calif., as a kid. The rights, as controlled by King Features, were …


Visual effects, optimism in ‘Star Wars’ changed movie industry

“Star Wars” not only fundamentally changed the economics of Hollywood. It also (along with “Rocky”) restored a sense of optimism in American cinema. Compared to the films of the Hollywood …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Why we celebrate ‘Star Wars’

A year after seeing his first movie at a theater, “Star Wars” (it wasn’t called “Episode IV – A New Hope” until later) which changed motion pictures forever.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Harrison Ford visit, Carrie Fisher tribute launch Star Wars Celebration

How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes? With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair …


Hospital marks 40 years

Valley General Hospital was so much a part of the fabric of the Valley when it opened 40 years ago that many residents still call it that, even though the …