In this week's In the Hall, I break the news that police-accountability watchdog Pete Holmes—who had previously considered a run against City Council member Richard Conlin—has decided to challenge City Attorney Tom Carr, with whom he has frequently butted heads.

And in the race for City Council position 8—the seat being vacated by retiring council member Richard McIver—real estate broker Rusty Williams just wrote his campaign a series of checks totaling $30,000. The other candidates in that race are North End neighborhood activist David Miller (who already has a few signs out in Seattle neighborhoods), former Nickels nightlife advisor Jordan Royer, and three-time candidate Robert Rosencrantz, who lost to McIver and now-state Democratic Party chair Dwight Pelz in the primary election in 2005.