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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.

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.