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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: Percent decline in the price of whole, frozen turkeys this year, according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

10: Percent of retail sales that are now done online, according to OEA.

3 to 16: Inches of snow that could accumulate over Cascade mountain passes over Thanksgiving, according to OPB.

$37 million: Total spending in this year's contest for governor, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

516: Pages of a novel about vampires and witches set in the 19th century and published in 2006 by Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth. "The Guardians Last Crusade: Springtime in Babylon" got parlayed into an attack ad against Evans in this year's election, according to The Salem Reporter. Evans won.

10: Public employees suing two unions and public agencies in Oregon over practices involving mandatory dues in the wake of the Janus vs. AFSCME case. The plaintiffs are seeking class action status.

$5 million: Amount Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has given to a Portland nonprofit, JOIN, that serves homeless families, according to OPB.

54,200: Population growth in Oregon from 2017 to 2018, according to Willamette Week, citing figures from PSU.

88: Percent of that growth corresponding to people moving to Oregon from other places.

143: Pounds of pot a Springfield, Ore., man tried to mail across state lines by hiding the drug in fake rocks, according to the Washington Examiner. Curran Millican Manzer, 37, pleaded guilty to mailing a package of concealed pot to Oklahoma in federal court this week. They were labeled as taxidermy.