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UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Rob Curley: Spokane’s Lexi Thiede living out her fantasy at Disneyland

As a full-time student at Penn State, the 22-year-old graduate of Central Valley High School became a member of the Disney College Program in January 2018. When her internship was …


Summer Guide: A former Imagineer’s journey to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A former Disney Imagineer is impressed with Disneyland’s long-awaited Star Wars land, Galaxy’s Edge.


Summer Guide: Galaxy’s Edge is exactly what patient Star Wars fans have long craved

Fun facts and tips that show why Disneyland’s new Star Wars land is unlike anything in this galaxy


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star …


Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.


New Disney Star Wars theme park lands set opening dates

The Millennium Falcon is blasting off from Disneyland on May 31 with the opening of the California theme park’s massive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion.


Disney details new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ attractions

“Star Wars” fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.


Actor Adam Driver’s claim of Indiana KKK rallies accurate

A museum official who questioned “Star Wars” actor Adam Driver’s recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will officially include Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams

Lucasfilm has revealed the cast for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the next installment of its Skywalker saga, and it’s official: The late Carrie Fisher will once again appear as Leia, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane Indians enjoy another Star Wars Night

Storm Troopers, Ewoks and Jawas paced around the gates of Avista Stadium on Friday, each happily taking selfies with the throngs of Spokane Indians fans enjoying the club’s popular Star …


‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ first reactions from the premiere: A humorous, charming thrill ride

At last, however, “Solo” had its world premiere Thursday, and though reviews are embargoed till next Tuesday, nothing can stop the first buzz from critics and lucky fans (the latter, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

‘Infinity Wars’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office …


Force-fed: Denny’s teams up with Star Wars for new ‘Solo’ menu

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ directed by Ron Howard, opens nationwide May 25. But ‘Solo’ breakfast and lunch items are on sale at Denny’s now through June 26.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”

Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to …


‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend

Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Klamath woman takes pride in nephew Mark Hamill’s career

It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of “Star Wars” legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker’s aunt is alive and living well …


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ boasts $45 million opening night

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney said Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Bank robber suspect’s nickname cashes in on Star Wars frenzy

Authorities in Oregon are taking advantage of the frenzy around the opening day of the latest Star Wars movie to catch a bad guy of their own.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Driver says Kylo Ren isn’t evil, he just thinks he’s right

He might have callously killed his father Han Solo, but like all well-written “bad guys,” Kylo Ren is the hero of his own Star Wars story.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Warren Mundell explores life-size fascination with ‘Star Wars’ as a member of Havoc Squad

Havoc Squad, the Eastern Washington-based community of the 501st Legion, focuses on costuming, “Star Wars” and charity work.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a grandiose, epic space opera

Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

‘Last Jedi’ cast reveals tidbits about next ‘Star Wars’ film

The cast has been sworn to secrecy, so beyond admitting they are part of the movie, very little information can be shared. But, there are times when a lot can …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Gamers won ‘Battlefront II’ spat with EA, but in-game purchases will probably persist

If you’ve already paid $60 for a video game, haven’t you spent enough? That’s the question Electronic Arts, or EA, the maker of games including the Madden NFL series, FIFA …


Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title

The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”


J.J. Abrams will replace Colin Trevorrow as director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. Abrams has a knack for doubling his pleasure with space film franchises. And now, the man who guided his second “Star Trek” film to even greater commercial heights than …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

Disney streaming service just got a lot bigger

Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in the U.S. in late 2019.


Mark Hamill on Luke Skywalker’s return, losing Carrie Fisher

When we last saw Mark Hamill in the “Star Wars” saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland.