Insider Index: This week by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon news stories.
1897: Year populist state Rep. William U'Ren encouraged fellow lawmakers in the Oregon House to deny a quorum in an incident that became known as "The Holdup of '97," according to the Secretary of State's Office. The stunt ultimately moved the dial on U'Ren's direct democracy agenda: two years later, the legislature adopted Oregon's initiative and referendum system.
288: State employees Oregon paid last year to stay home from work, sometimes for months at a time, while investigating allegations of misconduct by those employees, according to KGW.
$3,200,000: Amount Oregon spent to pay those employees.
22: Republicans in the Oregon House.
21: Republicans who skipped out on that chamber's scheduled meeting Tuesday night to protest the speed of the short session.
12: Republicans in the Oregon Senate. Rumors abound that enough could skip town to stall the cap and trade proposal by denying the chamber a legal quorum.
4107: House Bill that prohibits discrimination "based on a hairstyle historically associated with race" and requires businesses, state and local public agencies to accept cash, according to The Oregonian. The bill passed the House Wednesday.
14: Days an Oregon couple from Beaverton were quarantined in Nebraska after flying home from Wuhan, China due to worries that the coronavirus could spread, according to KOIN.
18: Rural electric co-ops in Oregon, according to Willamette Week.
4: Dams Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to breach, upsetting the co-ops, who use hydroelectric power from the dams, Willamette Week reports.