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Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

Ten numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories:

• 21: States that have passed legislation providing a legal framework for self-driving cars, according to Willamette Week. Oregon is not one of them.

• $50 million: Commitment announced this week from a California donor to the OSU's veterinary medicine college, the largest gift in the school's history.

• 226,666: Acres of wind farms in Oregon owned by foreign companies, according to the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

• 31: Percentage of Oregonian adults who say they are not affiliated with any religion, according to the Pew Research Center.

• 22.8: Overall percentage of Americans not affiliated with any religion

• 3: High schools where Gov. Kate Brown is previewing her "State of the State" address.

• $100 million: Minimum cost of a planned project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to drain Detroit Lake — in between Salem and Bend — to improve water temperature and fish health, according to the Statesman-Journal

• 2,817: Acres that five Portland-area cities that want to expand by pushing their Urban Growth Boundaries.

• 9 to 17: Inches of snowfall expected on Cascade passes this weekend.

• $40: Amount by which State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, wants to raise the real estate transaction recording fee, estimated to generate $112.5 million in funding for affordable housing, according to the Northwest Labor Press.