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Yakima judge will hear Condon recall case today

Mayor David Condon is not expected to be in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson, of Yakima County, is scheduled to decide if a recall petition from local Democratic organizer and accountant David Green can move forward to the signature-collecting phase.

Mayor David Condon faces first test in recall showdown on Tuesday

Washington Laws make it more difficult than elsewhere to recall an elected official. Armed with an independent report on Mayor David Condon’s handling of turmoil in the Police Department, petitioner David Green will make a case in what is likely the most important step toward whether Condon will be voted out of office.

City Council lays out timeline for new police chief search

The Spokane City Council is asking Mayor David Condon to name a new police chief appointment by Sept. 30. The process requested by the council would place police Capt. Brad Arleth back in the running for the job.

Editorial: Calm prevails in police search

Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that and to putting Meidl through the same vetting process.

Meidl says he still wants police chief job, even without Stuckart’s support

In an interview Thursday, Craig Meidl said he wants to focus on reducing crime in Spokane and that he’s fine serving as chief without the support of City Council President Ben Stuckart. Stuckart told Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal on Thursday he’d vote against Meidl’s confirmation.

Former city attorney accuses Straub report author of libel in latest statement

The attorney representing Nancy Isserlis panned a letter sent this week enforcing the finding she was responsible for the delay of potentially damaging public records until after Mayor David Condon’s re-election. John Spencer Stewart for the second time demanded a retraction, and this time accused Cappel of libel in her report.

Condon’s pick for city attorney drops out; former attorney blasts Straub report

Laura McAloon cites a “toxic” relationship with City Council President Ben Stuckart as her reason for dropping out of contention for the city attorney’s office. Stuckart says she didn’t have the votes for confirmation. Nancy Isserlis, through an attorney, demanded a public apology following the report that cast a shadow on McAloon’s nomination.