This week, by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
$279,937: Amount the Oregon Education Association donated to candidates for the state legislature in the 2017-18 election cycle, according to the National Institute on Money in Politics. The union said it wouldn't give money to primary candidates who voted for reforms to the state's public pension system.
$1.4 million: Amount Oregonians have given to candidates for president in 2020, according to the Portland Business Journal.
$862,862: Amount Oregonians have given to Democratic candidates for president.
$535,937: To President Donald Trump.
3: Democrats vying for the nomination for Oregon Secretary of State next year.
11,000,000: Unwanted robocalls from U.S. Air Ducts, a Vancouver, Wash., company, to Oregon phone numbers. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she was suing the company Wednesday for violating the state's Unlawful Trade Practices Act through robocalls and print advertisements using "deceptive marketing practices."
16.5: Percent of Oregon kids living in poverty, according to Children First For Oregon.
18.9: Of Oregon kids who are food insecure.
47.2: Of Oregon kids eligible for free and reduced lunch at school.
10,634: Oregon kids who spent at least one day in foster care in 2018.