My first question is why did the Pilot not have the story on Janell Howard's court case? I found out the outcome from Lost Coast Outpost, an online publication, last week. Did the City of Brookings have anything to do with the silence? Do we really have a free press in Brookings?
Here's the story: Janell Howard pleaded no contest to a reduced charge and had to pay a $500 fine and $15.98 in restitution to Fred Meyers. In other words, she is a crook, but to a lesser degree. It's semantics.