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.
10: Miles about 100 trucks were backed up on Interstate 5 on Wednesday as they made their way to Salem to protest the cap and trade proposal, according to the Capital Press.
$114: Average amount annual fuel costs could increase for drivers in Marion County in 2021 under the proposed bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper used average MPG and vehicle miles traveled in each county, assuming fuel prices would go up 22.9 cents per gallon, to calculate the impact.
11: Senators absent from the Capitol Thursday in protest of the so-called "cap and trade" proposal.
50: Oregonians who died from causes related to meth in 2009, according The Oregonian.
272: Oregon meth-related deaths in 2018, The Oregonian reports, citing figures from the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.
1,400: Employees at Adidas' U.S. headquarters in Portland, according to The New York Times.
75: Approximate number of those employees who identify as black — fewer than 4.5 percent. Black employees at the footwear company reported "often feeling marginalized and sometimes discriminated against," the Times reports, including being addressed with a racial slur. Black athletes and artists have helped promote the brand for years.
2328: House Bill approved this week that loosens the criteria for evidence allowed to prosecute car theft, according to Willamette Week.
3: Portland's rank among major U.S. cities for car theft when Willamette Week looked into the scourge in late 2017.
$56.7 million: Amount per year Oregonians are expected to receive through the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit, according to The Oregonian. Lawmakers are looking at increasing the credit slightly.