The $10 million that Idaho welcomed from the feds last year for a new veterans cemetery in North Idaho ran into a bit of a snag, according to Gov. Butch Otter’s budget director, Wayne Hammon. Hammon just told JFAC that the feds chose a site for the new cemetery – but it’s in Spokane County. With a veterans’ cemetery going in just over the state line in Spokane County, one won’t be approved now in Kootenai County. But Idaho still has the $10 million in federal money for one. So Hammon said they’re looking now to southeastern Idaho, with an eye to using that money to build a veterans cemetery in Bannock, Bingham or Bonneville county.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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