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.
$650,000: Amount a retired Oregon Military Department firefighter may have been overpaid, after the department mis-classified airbase workers who fight wildland fires under the state's retirement benefits system, according to Willamette Week.
90: Oregon Senate Bill that would prohibit single-use plastic straws unless they are requested by a customer, according to Senate Democrats. Senators voted to pass the measure 23-6 Thursday. It now moves to the House of Representatives.
4 million: Plastic stirrers and straws that the Surfrider Foundation has collected in ten years of its International Coastal Cleanup events, according to the Senate Democrats.
87: Oregon foster children who the Department of Human Services has promised to bring back from out-of-state institutional facilities, according to KOIN.
1965: Year the Dorchester Conference, the annual gathering of Oregon Republicans, began. The conference, which begins Friday, is being held in Welches this year, according to OPB.
2017: Year the conference, started by former Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood, moved from its longtime home in Seaside to Salem.
45: Feet Detroit Lake rose in five days, "fueled by a burst of heavy spring rain and melting snow," according to the Statesman-Journal.
11,000: Marijuana plants federal authorities seized as part of an investigation into an Oregon man, Paul Eugene Thomas, who pleaded guilty to marijuana and money laundering charges on Thursday. Thomas was accused of growing marijuana here and sending it to Texas and Virginia.
3: Washington County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a report of a burglar that turned out to be a rogue Roomba, according to NPR.
2303: House Bill that would allow Oregonians to buy cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine without a prescription, according to The Oregonian.