Insider Index: This week by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
$94,000,000: Amount a federal jury awarded ICTSI Oregon, Inc., over a labor dispute in Portland, which could end up bankrupting the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, according to The Los Angeles Times. A judge could potentially lower the award next month after hearing arguments from the company and union.
$20,000,000: Declared assets of the Longshore and Warehouse Union.
74: Needles Oregon Women For Trump picked up during a trash cleanup in Salem, "part of a campaign to prove homeless camping had turned Oregon into a garbage dump," according to Willamette Week.
54.5: Percentage of Oregon millennials who experienced "mental distress" in 2018, making Oregon the state with the highest percentage among that cohort, according to The Oregonian. (The figure came from a CBD company that, The Oregonian notes, "might have a vested interest in telling people they are sad and need some CBD").
$15,000,000: Amount the family of Oregon inmate Michael Barton is suing the state over his death in a state prison due to the flu, according to The Statesman-Journal.
35: Maximum length, in days, of the upcoming legislative session, which begins Feb. 3.
?: Proposed tax rate on real estate transactions if lawmakers and voters act on a proposal by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to raise money for affordable housing through that type of tax. Brown didn't propose a rate or set a target for revenue, according to OPB.
2: Initiative petitions filed by unions to prevent lawmakers from walking out of legislative sessions, according to The Associated Press.
245,000: Oregon taxpayers who got an Earned Income Tax Credit in 2019, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue. The agency believes many more Oregonians are eligible.
$2,139: Average credit per Oregonian who received it, according to the revenue department. The credit is meant to give a boost to low-income people.