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Stay With Sheep — Or Else

AP wins for best lead sentence of the day: A legislative proposal from the Idaho Wool Growers Association would give ranchers more options should their employees walk away and leave a herd untended. John Miller had fun writing the story:

“In Idaho, Little Bo Peep better keep up with her sheep.  The livestock industry wants a new law, to charge shepherds who abandon their animals on the open range or in the lambing sheds with a misdemeanor crime.  The Senate State Affairs Committee agreed to introduce the bill Monday, to punish sheepherders who go on the lam with up to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Helping somebody to leave their sheep would merit the same treatment, under the bill“/Kestrel West Morning Memo. More here.

Question: We need someone from southern Idaho to explain this bill? Sisyphus?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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