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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.

90: State lawmakers who took the oath of office Monday.

11: Freshman lawmakers.

3 million: Approximate views on YouTube of a video of a Dubai man — driving a Lamborghini he brought from the United Arab Emirates — informing a state trooper that it is legal for tourists to drive their own car in Oregon without registering it here. That's true if the owner isn't a resident of the state or has been for less than 30 days, according to The Oregonian. A foreign or out-of-state license is also valid.

3: Criminal charges against Terry Bean, an Oregon gay rights activist and prominent donor to Democrats, filed in Lane County Circuit Court two weeks ago. Bean appeared in court this week on charges associated with allegations that he had sex with an underage boy in 2013, according to Willamette Week.

2014: Year Bean was first indicted on the charges, which were dropped because the alleged victim refused to testify against him, according to KVAL.

$2.5 billion: Estimated total cost of bringing a Major League Baseball team to Portland, according to The Oregonian.

$2 billion: Amount in additional funding the governor wants for public education in the next two-year budget.

300,000: Approximate number of Oregon children who go hungry daily, according to the Statesman-Journal.

24: Pinball players who will compete in the Oregon State Pinball Championship in Eugene this weekend, according to KMTR.

440: Prisoners held at the Santiam Correctional Institute in Salem. A 42-year-old prisoner there died from unknown causes this week, according to KATU.