MB: City hall plaza named, Manson gettin' hitched, 49 states below freezing



Downtown Spokane business groups want the STA Plaza renovation to be smaller and retail-free to reduce competition for other businesses in the city's core. (Inlander)  

Mobius Science Center could have a new home in an Avista-owned building next to the historic Post Street Substation. (S-R)

An anonymous man is handing out lots of cash to the homeless, and local charitable and business organizations think that's a bad idea. (KXLY)

The City Hall plaza finally has a name: the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place. (S-R)


The entire US, except for Hawaii, is basically freezing. (CNN)

An exec at Uber suggested the company hire people to smear journalists critical of its services. (Boston.com)

A grand jury could decide any moment now whether officer Darren Wilson should stand trial for the shooting of Michael Brown.


Charles Manson is getting hitched to a 26-year-old who's spent the past nine years trying to exonerate him. (AP)