This week, by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
2: State agency directors who have stepped down since Gov. Kate Brown was reelected last year.
$1.4 billion: Amount of damages 14 timber counties are seeking in a lawsuit over the state's timber management practices, according to OPB. The trial began this week.
$35 million: Amount in annual timber revenue the counties say they aren't getting because the state doesn't harvest enough timber on its land.
20: Percent of Oregon 11th graders who use marijuana, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
44: Percent of those who use e-cigarettes or a vape pen to get high, up from about 11 percent just two years ago.
14: State police workers, including 10 troopers, that Oregon State University contracts with the Oregon State Police for campus security, according to OPB. The university is terminating its contract with OSP effective June 3, 2020, due to what OSP said was a shortage of workers.
21: Age of a black, female OSU student who was reportedly biking on the wrong side of a street and was stopped by an OSP trooper Oct. 13. She declined to provide her ID and was subsequently arrested, prompting an outcry from civil liberties organizations. The local district attorney did not charge her, saying that there is no state law requiring cyclists to present a driver's license.
43: Number assigned to an initiative petition that would repeal House Bill 2015, which will allow undocumented immigrants to get Oregon driver's licenses. The Oregon Secretary of State rejected the petition this week, saying the way it was written was not constitutional.
$13 billion: Amount Oregon spent on public assistance programs last year, according to The Salem Reporter.
$510 million: Expected cost of an ongoing information technology project to consolidate benefits enrollment.