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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.

10: Oregon counties under a state of emergency declaration due to wintry weather as of Thursday.

36: Hours that 183 Amtrak passengers spent stranded on a train outside Eugene due to heavy snow and fallen trees, according to NPR.

608: Senate Bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday, making Oregon the first state in the country to impose a rent control policy.

$748.5 million: Amount Oregonians may receive in state "kicker" tax refund payments, according to The Oregonian.

69: Age of Dennis Richardson, Oregon's Secretary of State, who died Tuesday night at his home in Central Point. A state funeral is planned for Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Oregon House of Representatives, where Richardson served for 12 years.

85: Age of Norma Paulus, the first woman in Oregon to get elected to statewide office, serving as Secretary of State from 1977 to 1985. She also served in the state legislature and as superintendent of public instruction. Paulus died Thursday, according to The Oregonian.

5: Current and former inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Institution, the state's women's prison, who are suing the Oregon Department of Corrections, according to the Statesman-Journal. The plaintiffs allege they were sexually abused and assaulted at the facility by a nurse there, and claim the department ignored abuse and retaliated against inmates who reported it.

2003: Year Peter Courtney became president of the Oregon Senate. This week, two Democratic senators circulated a letter in support of Courtney, who has been under scrutiny for his handling of sexual harassment issues at the legislature and when he worked for Western Oregon University, according to Willamette Week.

1: Llamas spotted riding the Portland Max this weekend, according to The Oregonian.

0: Llamas allowed on the Max, according to TriMet.