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Thu., Feb. 7, 2013, 12:26 p.m.

JFAC approves start-up funding for Youth Challenge in Pierce

Start-up funding of $1.39 million for the National Guard Youth Challenge program in Pierce won unanimous approval from the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning, the Lewiston Tribune reports, all from private donations and federal grants; Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, made the successful motion. The Youth Challenge is a boot camp-style program for high school dropouts age 16 to 18. You can read the Tribune’s full report here from reporter Bill Spence.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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