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.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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