If you have a news tip send us an email at: tips@oregoncapitalinsider.com


Insider Index: This week 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.

12: Hours notice Republican Sen. Brian Boquist, of Dallas, must give before entering the state capitol. Boquist made national headlines when he told a TV reporter that state police sent by the governor to retrieve him during the then-proposed Senate Republican walkout should be "bachelors" and "heavily armed."

$3,500: Amount each Senate Republican owes in fines for each day that they were absent from the Senate.

1,000: Approximate number of people who live in Falls City, Ore., a town about 70 miles south of Portland. Falls City will celebrate its first official LGBTQ Pride Festival Aug. 17, according to Willamette Week, and will be the second-smallest Oregon city — behind Yachats — to formally recognize Pride.

$1.3 million: Amount Oregon will receive from a multi-state settlement with Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer whose 2014-15 security incident led to the compromise of personal data for about 700,000 Oregonians.

7: Years that PDX has been named the best airport in the country by Travel + Leisure Magazine, according to The Oregonian.

$35,000: Amount Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum paid to a Washington, D.C. firm for surveys and polls in late May and June, according to Secretary of State campaign finance records. Hat tip to reporter Gordon Friedman of The Oregonian, who first tweeted the figures.

6: Oregon counties — Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla and Wheeler — where a federal disaster declaration has been issued over April flooding, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's office.

$8 million: Damages documented by FEMA and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

$13 million: Estimated amount in state electric vehicle rebates that have not been distributed, according to Willamette Week.

4,004: Applications for electric vehicle rebates the state has received. It has fulfilled about half of them, while fulfilling none of the more than 500 applications for similar assistance for low-income Oregonians, due partly to a lawsuit from AAA, Willamette Week reports.