Readers respond to our medical examiner cover story, U.S. Pavilion coverage

Letters to the editor

Readers to our medical examiner cover story, U.S. Pavilion coverage
Dr. Sally Aiken, one of Spokane County's two medical examiners

Readers respond to "The Dead Don't Lie" (6/8/17), our cover story about controversial analyses by the region's medical examiners, and what families of crime victims are doing to find justice:

Betsy White: Natural causes? Being wrapped in plastic and duct taped is natural causes?

Zadia Short: Probably the most stimulating article I've read so far this year.

Jennifer Atwood: Dead bodies — still the only thing I hear of or think of about the Spokane River.

Rachel Terrell: Well, that's too bad. The river is so much more than that and a city of this size will always have issues with crime. ♦

Readers to our medical examiner cover story, U.S. Pavilion coverage
One of the cover concepts by Olson Kundig Architects.

Readers react to "Uncoverup" (6/9/17), our blog post about the Spokane Park Board reconsidering whether or not to re-cover the U.S. Pavilion:

Jesse Vaughan: That pavilion is emblematic of Spokane. It's something to work with, but is seemingly forever missing something.

Peter Hire: It looks better uncovered.

Rick Rauschke: It looks like a skeleton to some of us.

Elizabeth Parker: No cover. I like it without it. It will save money to leave it uncovered.

Chris Brandvold: I like the uncovered look. Also, if it gets covered, we will end up with future maintenance costs like we are now seeing with the Rotary fountain.

Bob Witter: It should be restored to the original design and look. For all of these years it has been a broken version of "Spokane's Space Needle." With it covered and with great lighting, it will make it a stunning, class-A landmark. On top of this, you all sold it to Spokane voters as covered... do not go back on your word.♦

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