NW Natural Will Spare Gas and Coke Building If Advocates Can Raise $2 Million


Preservation advocates trying to save the decaying, 101-year-old Gas and Coke Building are making progress. They say the building’s owner, NW Natural, has offered it a reprieve from demolition—for a price. “They’re asking for upwards of $2 million,” says Kathy Evans, who’s led the charge to save the Gas and Coke Building. “We have conditionally accepted.” Advocates have for months been ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 AARON MESH

Wrecking Brawl

NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?

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For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St. Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and t   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 RAVLEEN KAUR

Muddy Waters

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to cut Willamette Superfund costs. His wife works for a company paying the bills.

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For more than a decade, the federal government has been demanding that companies along the Willamette River clean up their mess in the Portland Harbor. And no one has been more adamant about get   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH


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