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.
180: Degree switch by Gov. Kate Brown's administration after a public outcry over her education department's plan to quietly delay the release of school rankings until after the election. Brown is up for reelection against Republican Knute Buehler.
1: Sassy headlines in The Oregonian about the incident. The newspaper compiled a searchable database of school rankings in half a day after state claimed that work would take weeks.
$784 million: Amount in new cigarette and alcohol taxes the state's health department is proposing for the next two-year budget.
33: Inches of rain in the coastal town of Florence so far this year, according to Pacific Standard Magazine.
69: Typical annual rainfall, in inches, in Florence. About one-third of Oregon experienced extreme drought this summer.
78: Approximate number of text messages reportedly missing from former OHA Director Lynne Saxton's government phone, according to The Portland Tribune. A health care nonprofit suing the state wants a federal judge to sanction the state over the missing messages, which may have been deleted in violation of state law. Saxton resigned in the wake of a publicity scandal last summer.
8.7: Percent of Oregon voters who turned out for the midterm elections by Thursday, according to the Secretary of State's office.
1: Oregon's rank among states for access to voting, according to a new study cited by the Washington Post.
17: States, not including Oregon, that have a same-day voter registration policy. The District of Columbia has one as well.
7: New murals in small-town Oregon, as part of a new campaign by the state's travel agency, according to OPB.