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Resort Part Of Oregon Travel Cost

Prior to Christmas, Harry Esteve of The Oregonian wrote of spending on travel by Oregon officials that stayed "remarkably steady," despite one of the worst recessions ever. Writes Esteve: "State agencies, boards and commissions spent roughly $42 million on travel in 2009, $39 million in 2010 and $40 million in 2011, according the review. Those numbers include everything from use of state cars to meals, mileage, plane tickets and hotel stays." Kicking off his article, Esteve targets a trip to Coeur d'Alene taken by Debra McHugh, executive director of the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners: "She and a board member stayed three nights at the swanky lakefront Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort. Among the conference perks was a dinner cruise on the lake." At least free-spending Oregon officials have good taste re: where they stay. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: When did you last spend a night at the Coeur d'Alene Resort?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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