Bend, Prineville, police chiefs say new requirements are too onerous financially.
Central Oregon is home to the most job openings that go unfilled, according to a recent survey by the Employment Department.
Minimum wage, tax hikes, clean fuels program all expected to be ballot initiatives in 2016.
Car company expects to fill 30 to 50 positions at facility in Portland suburb.
Charlie Hales' latest contributions report shows donations from area builders.
A class-action suit has been filed in federal court alleging the insurer is improperly denying coverage.