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Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

Here are 10 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.

• 4,065: Oregon kids who entered foster care in 2017.

• 698: Oregon kids who entered foster care because of inadequate housing in 2017, according to DHS

• 498: Oregon kids who entered foster care because of inadequate housing in 2017.

• 8.6: Percentage of eligible voters who had returned a May 15 primary ballot as of May 7, according to Willamette Week.

• 125.31: Police and sheriff's officers per 100,000 people in Oregon, which has the lowest rate among states, according to a new study in WalletHub

• 779.96: Police officers per 100,000 people in Washington, D.C., which has the highest rate.

• 25: Age of a marijuana grower in Grants Pass, Tyler Dooley, who is growing a special strain of cannabis in honor of his aunt, Meghan Markle, who will wed Britain's Prince Harry next week. The strain is called "Markle Sparkle," according to the Daily Mail

• 3: Factor by which the amount of opioids prescribed per person increased between 1999 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

• 5.1: Percentage increase in drug overdose deaths in Oregon in the 12-month period ending April 3, 2018, according to NBC News

• 33.1: Median commute time, in minutes, in Columbia County, the Oregon county with the longest daily commute, according to The Oregonian.