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Yakima mayor asks for resignation of newly elected city councilman

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Yakima, WASH. - He hasn't even taken the oath of office yet, but already Yakima city councilman-elect Rick Ensey is being asked to step down by mayor Dave Edler.

Ensey is scheduled to take office on January 8th and says he has no plans to resign.

This all stems for on-line blog postings that targeted Ensey's opponent, Ron Bonlender, throughout the campaign.  Ensey admitted after the election that the anonymous blog was actually writted by Ensey's wife, Diane.

In response, Bonlender is filing suit against the Enseys for defamation over a posting that Bonlender had been arrested several times for drunk driving.

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