Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
24: Approximate hours of bills left to read in the House of Representatives as of Wednesday, according to The Oregonian. House Republicans are requiring that the entire text of bills be read out loud.
119-117: Final score in the fourth Western Conference Semifinals game Monday, where the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers by two points.
30: Rough number of basketball camps Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter will be hosting in the U.S. this summer. Kanter, who is Turkish, is unable to travel abroad because the Turkish government has canceled his passport and put out a warrant for his arrest after his outspoken criticism of that nation's president.
1: Letters Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wrote to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to ensure Kanter could enter and leave Canada safely in the event that the Blazers had to travel to Toronto to play the Raptors in the finals, according to Willamette Week. That didn't end up being a problem because the Blazers lost Monday.
7: Jersey number of Keanon Lowe, a former University of Oregon football player, now-high school football coach and security guard. Lowe tackled and wrestled to the ground a student who brought a gun to Parkrose High School Friday, May 17, according to KPTV.
$26.5 million: Amount an Oregon jury awarded to the family of a 30-year-old woman who was killed when two truckers got into a road rage spat on U.S. Highway 20 east of Burns, according to The Oregonian.
25: Percent of Oregon kids aged 13 to 17 who started smoking cigarettes after the state raised the legal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21, according to a survey from the Oregon Health Authority.
34: Percent of Oregon teens 13-17 that initiated smoking before the law went into effect.
6.5: Percent sales tax in Washington, where Oregonians will have to pay sales tax due to a new bill passed by the state legislature there, according to OPB. Oregonians can apply to Washington state to get those taxes reimbursed if they exceed $25.
16: Cents that Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, wants to cut the per-gallon state gas tax, an effort to offset higher energy costs due to cap and trade, according to Willamette Week. Boquist filed an initiative petition to do so this week.