A gun safety lock (April 23, 2013)

Gun locks good; guns locked better

In one week, two young children died from gunshot wounds at their home. Shayla Shonneker was 9 and Cody Hall was only 4.

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…