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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thomas Vinson


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,621.55


Trips traveled under the office of Peter Defazio

Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ORE.
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY NW TRANSMISSION OWNERS, UTILITIES, TRIBES AND OTHER STOCKHOLDERS ON DEVELOPING ON RTO IN RESPONSE TO FORC ORDER 2000
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.76
source

Destination: VISITED PORTLAND, OREGON AND VANCOUVER, WA FOR ENERGY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST'S INVESTOR AIMED UTILITIES
Purpose: LISTEN & PARTICIPATE IN PANELS DISCUSSING ENERGY ISSUES OF CONCERN TO NW INVESTOR UTILITIES
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $724.88
source

Destination: VISITED A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, STAR STATION AND WIND FARM
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: TO SEE VARIOUS ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,159.11
source

Destination: VISIT NYMEX HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOW ENERGY COMMODITIES ARE TRADED IN THE NYMEX
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source

Destination: VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL AT A CONFERENCE. PANEL DISCUSSED ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS
Date: May 19, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,011.43
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA-NWPPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SERVE AS A PANEL AT ON NWPPA CONVENTION TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ENERGY ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: May 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $624.37
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Vinson.


American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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