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Trips by*

Valerie West


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,694.38


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO ATTEND COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS, WHERE SENATOR SMITH WILL BE SPEAKING WATER DISTRICT AND A TAX OFFICIALS FROM 7 COLORADO BASIN STATES
Date: Dec 15, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $592.25
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - BURNS, OR
Sponsor: ROARING SPRINGS RANCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FLIGHT OVER STEENS MOUNTAIN, OR
Date: Jan 21, 2000
Expense: $307.00
source

Destination: ROSEBURG, OREGON
Sponsor: Association of O&C Counties
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS AND TOUR VARIOUS FACILITIES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,055.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR TO LEWISTON, ID TO WINTHROP, WA TO EUGENE, OR TO PORTLAND, OR TO WASHINGTON, DC AREA
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperatives
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY AND TO TOUR CERTAIN FACILITIES
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SEMINARS/TOUR EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $110.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Large Public Power Council
Purpose: TO TALK TO CEOS AND KEY STAFF OF MEMBE SYSTEMS ABOUT PENDING ENERGY LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $750.58
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO AND HELLS CANYON
Sponsor: Idacorp Inc
Purpose: TO TOUR THE HELLS CANYON HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND ADJACENT LANDS
Date: Aug 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $836.50
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK AT AN ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $941.90
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR POWER FACILITIES AND TO MEET WITH FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,761.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Valerie West.


American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.