Author: Mark Hager

CDC Reports Rise in Suicides

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study last Thursday showing that suicide rates have increased by nearly 30% between the years 1999 and 2016. During that time, 25 states have experienced increases in suicide by more than…

In Motion Kent

King County Metro and Hopelink are working together to encourage people who live, work, and/or go to school in Kent Valley to explore new ways of getting around this summer by offering a free, two-week unlimited ORCA card or $15…

YMCA’s Powerful Schools Closing

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has announced that it will be closing its Achievement Gap Educational Programs hosted at local elementary schools, including the Powerful Schools program as well as its Summer Learning programs. Powerful Schools had provided students and…

Loud at the Library

“Public libraries are amazing places to bring children and babies. However, this runs counter to the common library stereotype–a space that requires quiet and a studious atmosphere. So libraries partner with community organizations in order to build relationships and share…

Healthy Kids Day

Visit your local YMCA on April 21st to join the Y for a $0 joining fee. The first 100 kids at each location will also receive a free t-shirt. There will also be Y program demos including Camp & Y…