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.
• 11,880: Calls for service the Oregon State Police couldn't respond to last year because they didn't have enough troopers, according to The Salem Reporter.
• 1,300: Number of government employees Oregon's new public records advocate has trained on the state's public records laws. Ginger McCall, an attorney who took the post in April, released a report on her observations of the state's implementation of public records policies late last month.
• 2: Years that the University of Oregon's athletic department will be on "probation" for infractions in its basketball and track and field programs found by the NCAA, according to The Oregonian.
• $40: Price of a lift ticket at the Hoodoo Ski Area, on U.S. Highway 20 west of Bend, which opens Friday, according to The Bulletin.
• 60: Percent of Oregonians who would support diverting state "kicker" funds to rainy day fund for schools to help with funding during an economic downturn, according to figures from a poll discussed at this week's annual Oregon Leadership Summit, cited by The Oregonian.
• 9: Casinos operated by Native American tribes in Oregon, according to Willamette Week. The Coquille tribe is expecting a decision soon from the Bureau of Indian Affairs about whether they'll be able to open a new casino in Medford.
• 143: Casinos in Oklahoma.
• 21,000: Tons of goat meat the U.S. exports to Australia every year, according to the Capital Press. Domestic demand for goat meat is steadily increasing.
• 3,000: Fewer straws per month that Portland taqueria ¿Por Qué No? uses now that it has implemented a policy where customers only get a straw if they need one. The City of Portland has made that by-request-only policy into a citywide ordinance applying to plasticware to take effect in July, according to OPB.
• $95: Amount a Portland retailer, Olo, is charging for a cannabis-infused perfume, allegedly the first of its kind, according to KXAN. The perfume doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.