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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.

$3,371: Amount an aide to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler spent on three nights of lodging while attending South by Southwest, according to The Oregonian.

60: Percent of state income taxes that are collected from people in the Portland metro area, according to Willamette Week.

5,000: Classified employees at Oregon's seven public universities. Those workers, represented by SEIU Local 503, could go on strike next month if they don't reach an agreement they find satisfactory with university management.

$36,000: Median salary for those workers.

$717,500: Base salary for Rob Mullens, the athletic director at the University of Oregon, according to Willamette Week, reporting on a recent Washington Post column criticizing college coaches' stay at a Ritz resort in Southern California for a committee conference.

31: People on death row in Oregon, according to The Oregonian.

$9 million: Amount Oregon will spend toward refurbishing the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River, according to The Oregonian.

8: Oregon state troopers per 100,000 residents, one of the lowest ratios in the country, according to KMTR.

$80 million: Amount the legislature approved for 100 new troopers by 2021, KMTR reports.

$120,000: Amount Gov. Kate Brown — who cannot run for reelection in 2022 — has fundraised from business donors, according to OPB.