MORNING BRIEF: arts director resigns, bird flu kills


Around here

Former head of the city art department and now chairwoman of the Spokane Arts Fund Karen Mobley has stepped down. (SR)

Idaho lawmakers finally closed their 2013 legislative session, while still arguing about how to properly fund education. (Idaho Statesman)

One former and one current dispatcher at the Bonner County 911 Center say they plan to sue the county for a hostile work environment. (KXLY) 

Out there

Six people have now died in China from a new strain of the bird flu. (WashPo) 

A federal judge ruled the controversial "morning-after pill" should be available over the counter to all ages. (NYT) 

Facebook wants to be at the heart of your phone's operating system. (BBC) 

President Obama presented a new budget plan with entitlement cuts and tax increases, but House Speaker John Boehner rejected it. The battle continues. (Politico)