Insider Index: This week by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
1: Reported deaths related to vaping in Oregon, according to Willamette Week. If confirmed, it would be the second death as a result of vaping — using e-cigarettes to smoke — nationally.
1,500: Approximate number of signatures that the Oregon AFL-CIO has gathered in support of an initiative petition to restrict self-checkout machines at Oregon grocery stores.
2: Machines each store could have at any given time under the petition.
112,020: Signatures the petition needs to qualify for the ballot, according to KATU.
53: Portland employees that Nestle plans to lay off this fall, according to The Oregonian.
4,000: Employees it expects to lay off nationwide in its frozen pizza and ice cream organizations, The Oregonian reports.
$0.35: Amount more per hour that Oregon's home care and personal support workers can expect to make in the next two years, under a new contract with the Oregon Department of Human Services, according to SEIU Local 503.
30,000: Estimated number of home care and personal support workers in the state.
51: Children with special needs that state officials have brought back to Oregon after being placed in facilities outside the state, according to The Associated Press. The state faced an outcry over the treatment of children in foster care who were sent out of state.
37: Oregon kids who are still out of state.