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Insider Index: This week by the numbers

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.

$12 million: Amount of funding that would have gone to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires in Oregon before the money was removed in a late-session amendment to a bill, according to the AP.

13,070: Acres that have burned in the Milepost 97 fire in Southern Oregon, as of Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

4: Oregon counties — Douglas, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson — where there is currently an air quality advisory, according to USFS.

$123,000: Amount of money that former state representative and gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler, a Bend Republican, has seeded a new PAC, Knute for Oregon, according to campaign finance records. The Bulletin reports the PAC is "to leverage (Buehler's) deep donor list and polished social media fundraising strategy to back candidates and causes he supports."

6,000: Democrat registration advantage in House District 54, which Buehler represented until early 2019, according to The Bulletin. The district is now represented by Republican Cheri Helt, who won in 2018 after Buehler didn't run for reelection to the House in order to seek the governor's seat.

405: Area, in acres, of Oswego Lake, according to The Oregonian. The Oregon Supreme Court this week kicked back to the lower courts a legal question: whether the lake is open to the general public, or private.

1,114: Vineyards in Oregon, according to the Capital Press.

310,000: Military veterans who live in Oregon, according to a June report commissioned by the Oregon Health Authority on behavioral health access for the state's veterans.

52: Percent of those veterans who are 65 or older.

9: Length, in feet, of a female "thresher" shark that washed up on the beach in Manzanita this week, according to The Oregonian.