News you should know to start your Wednesday

News you should know to start your Wednesday
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Happy Wednesday morning! The warm and sunny weather continues today with high temperatures around the region hanging out in the high-80s and lower-90s range.

Here’s the news you should know this morning:

A community voices its concern

At a meeting last night, people who live and work on E. Sprague Ave in east Spokane explained why they’re concerned about the city’s plan to bring a homeless shelter to a vacant building there. Although met with strong resistance at the meeting, the city plans to move forward. The city’s Director of Housing and Human Services told the crowd, “We do want you all to be safe here. We want the people who need to access shelter resources to be safe as well.” Read more on the situation here.

Democratic candidates spar on healthcare, immigration

Ready for round two? The second group of ten democratic candidates are ready to take the stage in Detroit tonight for the second official debate of this presidential election. Last night, it was the battle of the far-left vs. the mid-left, as candidates calling for more drastic change (like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) battled with candidates pushing for more ‘workable’ solutions (like Steve Bullock and Tim Ryan). Tonight’s group includes front-runner Joe Biden and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

It’s almost time for the Blue Zoo!

A new underwater attraction is about to open up in north Spokane! The Blue Zoo will open its doors for the first time at the Northtown Mall tomorrow. It will feature aquarium tanks full of sea life, mermaid and pirate shows and hands-on science tables. Our Caroline Flynn has everything you need to know about the grand opening live this morning on Good Morning Northwest. Watch from 5-7 a.m.!