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.
1008: Senate Bill that would no longer automatically refer juveniles accused of committing Measure 11 crimes to adult court, according to The Oregonian. The House Judiciary Committee took testimony on the bill this week.
8: Oregon conservation groups that sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown this week criticizing her appointments to the state's Fish and Wildlife Commission, including a big-game hunter with a prolific Instagram feed, according to Willamette Week.
40: Percent of Oregon that was experiencing "moderate drought" conditions on April 2, according to KOIN.
0: Percent of Oregon experiencing "moderate drought" one week later, after heavy rain. About 17 percent of the state is considered abnormally dry as of Thursday, though.
718: Patients admitted to the Oregon State Hospital last year under court orders to get treatment so they could assist in their own criminal defense, according to The Oregonian.
$1,324: Amount such "aid and assist" treatment costs taxpayers per patient per day, The Oregonian reports.
42-18: Vote count, for and against, a statewide ban on plastic bags in the House of Representatives this week, according to the AP.
$250,000: Amount a Portland comedian, Mohanad Elshieky, is seeking through an administrative complaint filed against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to the AP. During a January incident in Spokane, Elshieky alleges that although he presented Border Patrol officers with documentation that he was in the country legally, he was racially profiled and detained by border patrol.
59-0: Unanimous vote in the House to repeal a 2015 state tax break for internet service providers, according to The Oregonian.
300: State troopers the Oregon State Police want to hire by 2030, according to the Statesman-Journal.