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MINK, PATSY, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,177.61

Average cost per trip - $2,035.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 431 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Asian American Bar Association, Japanese American Service Committee
Dates - September 30, 2000 - October 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - key note 2000 Fugi Festival
Notes - took Wendy Mink

Travel Cost - $4,144.06
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,744.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bryn Mar College
Dates - March 1, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bryn Mar College, PA

Purpose - conference speaker on welfare reform.
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $95.00
Lodging Cost - $136.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $231.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker at National Asian American Conference on Law and Public Policy, dinner
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $388.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes - spouse John F. Mink accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,868.00
Lodging Cost - $932.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,324.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Organization for Women
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - keynote and receive award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $360.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $489.00

Additional family members - No

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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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  • 06.17.15

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