Sen. Peter Devlin, D-Tualatin, discusses a bill backed by Democrats that would cut pension benefits for retired government workers at the state Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The Senate approved the measure along party lines. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)

Ore. lawmakers have strong PERS ties

Critics worry that Oregon legislators might be motivated by their own financial interests to maintain pension benefits the state cannot affo…

William Beach was with his mother, Marilyn, at a rally in support of adding flouride to Portland's city water (April 23, 2013)

Flouride supporters rally for votes

Supporters of adding flouride to Portland's drinking water said a study shows Oregon children have higher rates of untreated tooth decay tha…