When leaders of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association first suggested the organization counter persistent gang issues by donating money to a ...
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April 24, 2013
Beth Cooper reads to Lila, 18 months, at their Salmon Creek home. Cooper and her husband, Thomas, are already saving for college for Lila and her 9-year-old brother, Jace. Top: Beth and Thomas Cooper are still paying off their own higher-education loans, which is why they've prioritized saving for college for Jace and Lila.