Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
Ten numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories:
• 3,091: Number of job openings in cybersecurity in Oregon alone, according to CyberSeek, an industry heat map. Gov. Kate Brown designated Nov. 20 "Oregon Day of Cyber."
• $137,136: Annual salary that Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day has been collecting in the two years that he's been suspended from the court and awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on his fitness to serve on the bench.
• 4: Rank, among all 2018 high school graduates, of Bol Bol, the 7'1.5" son of the late Manute Bol, who committed to play basketball for University of Oregon this week.
• 158: Names of notable Oregonians inscribed in the Capitol chambers.
• 5: Number of those names that belong to women.
• 60,000: Oregon businesses thatdo not currently provide retirement savings plans to their employees and who will be required to do so by 2020, according to the New York Times
• 300: Length, in miles, of a new overhead transmission line, approved by the Bureau of Land Management Nov. 17, that will run from Boardman, OR to Hemingway, Idaho.
• 36: US deaths in connection with kratom, a powdery substance extracted from a tropical tree, according to the Register-Guard. Lane County Public Health says it's trying to warn people of the dangers of consuming the drug, which is said to provide a feeling of euphoria, and is often sold at pot shops.
• 2: Years that Oregon celebrated two Thanksgivings, per the accidental proclamation of Oregon's divisive eighth governor, Sylvester Pennoyer, according to OPB. At the time, Thanksgiving was celebrated the last Thursday of November. In 1893, Pennoyer accidentally said it was the fourth Thursday. He doubled down on the mistake, according to Offbeat Oregon, rather than admit that he was wrong, and so there was a state and a national Thanksgiving in 1893 and 1894. Eventually, FDR did declare the fourth Thursday of November the Thanksgiving holiday.
• $186.4 million: Estimated overpayments and mis-allocated funds in the state's healthcare system.