Insider Index: This week by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
19: Percent of Black Portland Public School third-graders who met state reading benchmarks in 2018, according to The Oregonian.
34: Of Latinx third-graders who did.
74: Of White Oregon third graders who did.
1013: Senate Bill that narrows the state crimes that qualify for the death penalty. The change was not supposed to apply to pending cases, but a new interpretation by the state's Department of Justice said this week that it did. Lawmakers want to revise the bill, possibly in a special session, OPB reports.
21: Length, in feet, of a juvenile humpback whale stuck, then euthanized, near Waldport this week, according to The Register-Guard.
50: Approximate number of community organizations at a Portland event led by the mayor to reject white supremacy this week ahead of an expected far-right demonstration in the city Aug. 17, according to OPB.
8: Oregon legislators appointed to a committee to deal with replacing the I-5 bridge across the Columbia River to Washington state, according to The Columbian.
$3 billion: Cost of the failed Columbia River Crossing project, which tanked in 2013 after Washington backed out due to cost.
9: Public employees suing the state over recent changes to the state's retirement benefits.
655: New e-scooters expected added to Portland's fleet this week, according to Willamette Week.