MORNING BRIEFING: Spokane gets millions for homeless; Middle East cease fire fails



The city of Spokane received $8 million in grants to support homelessness programs and services for local veterans. (KXLY)

Owners of theft-prone cars can apply to the Spokane Police Department to get a free steering-wheel lock device to defend themselves from car thefts. (KREM)

The state of Idaho is re-evaluating its trapping practices following the deaths of two dogs in North Idaho this past winter. (S-R)

Coeur d'Alene has reached a tentative agreement with the BNSF Railroad to buy 20 acres of waterfront property for $2.5 million. (KXLY)


Three bright orange Tillamook cheese-branded Volkswagen mini-buses stolen yesterday (each worth about $100,000) have been recovered from a California storage locker. (Oregonian)

More than 80 civilians were killed in a car bombing at an Afghan market this morning in one of the deadliest terror attacks in the country since 2001. The believed perpetrators are denying any involvement. (NYT)

At least 19 people were killed and 120 injured in an underground train derailment in Moscow, Russia early this morning. (Reuters)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas is being detained at the McAllen, Texas Border Patrol checkpoint. (NYT)

Hamas and Israel can't agree on a cease fire. (CNN)