This week in Salem, by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
180: Days Gov. Kate Brown is imposing a ban on flavored vaping products.
25: Years Neal Keny-Guyer has been at the helm of Mercy Corps. Keny-Guyer stepped down Thursday after an investigation by The Oregonian exposed how the daughter of one of the Portland relief organization's founders, Ellsworth Culver, endured sexual abuse by him for years, and how top executives at the agency allowed Culver to stay on in a high-level role for years after they learned of the abuse.
$250,000: Upper limit Oregonians will be able to gamble with when the Oregon Lottery rolls out sports betting later this fall, according to Willamette Week.
14: Hotels in the portfolio of Provenance Hotels, the boutique Portland-based chain owned by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has called for a boycott of the hotel chain after the White House blocked Sondland's ability to testify with respect to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump.
$520,000: Approximate amount in funds and in-kind donations the Oregon State Penitentiary raised to build a Japanese garden on the grounds, according to NBC News. The garden, which is now almost complete, has more than 30 trees, a koi pond, rock garden and a waterfall.
314: Initiative petitions filed in Oregon in the past decade, according to Pamplin Media.
23: Petitions that have made it to the ballot.
10: That have been approved by voters.
$451,992: Annual salary of Oregon's highest-paid executive branch employee, John Skjervem, the Chief Investment Officer for the state Treasury, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Journal's analysis did not include university employees or lottery employees.