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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.

78.7: Average rate at which Oregon students graduated on time in 2018, according to OPB.

76.7: Last year's rate.

66.2: In 2008, according to Willamette Week.

$17: Amount by which the Oregon Marine Board has proposed increasing raft and kayak fees, according to the Statesman-Journal.

3 billion: Gallons of water Intel uses every year at its campus in Washington County, according to The Oregonian.

$150 million: Bonds Oregon will issue to help the chipmaker pay for a massive $600 million water treatment project at its campus in Hillsboro, according to The Oregonian. The project could reduce the company's water use by one-third.

320,000: Oregonians whose food stamps could be at risk if the federal government shutdown extends beyond February, according to The Associated Press.

260: Kids with disabilities who reported being subjected to shorter school days than their peers in rural school districts between Sept. 2016 and Nov. 2018, according to The Oregonian. A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of four kids against the state over the practice this week, alleging it violates civil rights laws.

90: Percent of bottles and cans that Oregonians are returning for recycling after the state doubled the rebate from 5 to 10 cents, according to The Associated Press.

23: Confirmed cases of measles in Clark County, Wash., across the river from Portland, according to USA Today. Officials there have declared a public health emergency.