Readers rant about taking off air mask to smoke, rave about Coulon Park

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RANT To me for not being able to figure out why, in downtown Seattle during one of the worst days EVER for air quality, I witnessed a person waiting for a bus wearing a particle mask, seemingly against the poisonous air, who removed the mask to light a cigarette and take a drag, replacing the mask between each puff until the bus came.

RAVE  To all the maintenance crew at Renton’s Coulon Park.  I walk there 2-3 times a week, and it’s always in pristine condition. Even after an extremely busy Fourth of July, they had it cleaned up in record time, and they’re always out maintaining the grounds.  It’s a wonderful park, thanks to them.