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  • Second ex-deputy vies to oust prosecutor

    Steve Tucker has a new challenger in the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Chris Bugbee, a 42-year-old Republican who worked six years as a deputy prosecutor, announced his bid Wednesday …


  • Third challenger enters Spokane prosecutor’s race

    Steve Tucker has a new challenger in the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Chris Bugbee, a 42-year-old Republican who worked six years as a deputy prosecutor, has announced his bid …


  • Tucker’s office to be reviewed

    Spokane County commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay for an outside review of the prosecutor’s office. Commissioners gave consultant David Bennett $5,000 to bring in a yet-to-be-identified Florida prosecutor to analyze …


  • Spouse of prosecutor’s race donor facing charges

    A candidate for Spokane County prosecutor has accepted a $500 campaign contribution from the wife of a man being prosecuted by the office he wants to oversee. Records show that …


  • Tucker tepid about office review

    Prosecutor Steve Tucker doesn’t know the guy’s name or where he’s from, but he’s hoping that the “professional prosecutor” found by a consultant can help Spokane County solve a worsening …


  • Everything slips past city’s finest

    Cpl. Clark returns to address your concerns about cops, courts and crime. Q: Every time I pick up the newspaper I see something about excited delirium. What the heck is …


  • Deadlines bedevil Spokane County prosecutor’s office

    Efforts to reduce Spokane County’s jail needs through swift justice have hit a “significant roadblock” in the prosecutor’s office, commissioners were told Tuesday. Once again, jail consultant David Bennett told …


  • Forgery case fuels debate on signature-gatherer rules

    OLYMPIA – Before Dennis O’Shea took his own life, he placed a box on the seat of his car with a note asking whoever found his body to deliver the …


  • Petition forgeries spark Legislative debate

    OLYMPIA – Before Dennis O’Shea took his own life, he placed a box on the seat of his car with a note asking whoever found his body to deliver the …


  • Memo on legal work in RPS case surfaces

    A lawyer with the state attorney general’s office who provided a legal review of an investigation into a fatal 2006 River Park Square garage crash believed his review was being …


  • Weighing in

    The 2010 election is still nearly nine months away but the early posturing in the race for Spokane County prosecutor brought a flurry of reaction from readers, with some calling …


  • Prosecutor challenger fired

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation. Tucker met with Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens early in …


  • Prosecutors’ spat a delightful study in self-defeat

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has axed his political rival and deputy prosecutor, Dave Stevens. Nice knowing you, Dave.


  • Spokane prosecutor says firing ‘a management decision’

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation.


  • Democrat joins prosecutor race

    A Democrat is joining the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Longtime local attorney Frank Malone is officially launching his bid to challenge Prosecutor Steve Tucker today. Meanwhile, Tucker is scheduled …


  • Now you don’t see the prosecutor, now you do

    Although I’ve never met the man (that I can recall), I can’t tell you how grateful I am to Dave Stevens. Stevens provided an invaluable service the other day by …


  • Tucker places Stevens on leave

    A Spokane County deputy prosecutor who announced this week that he’s running for his boss’s job has been placed on paid leave and faces possible discipline. Prosecutor Steve Tucker said …


  • Deputy prosecutor vying for boss’s job put on paid leave

    A Spokane County deputy prosecutor who announced this week that he’s running for his boss’ job has been placed on paid leave and faces possible discipline.


  • Tucker deputy wants top job

    Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens announced Thursday that he’ll challenge his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker, in the August primary. Both Tucker and Stevens are Republicans, and the battle already …


  • Death penalty avoided

    A Deer Park man accused of murdering a witness in an assault case against him will avoid the death penalty if convicted because prosecutors mismanaged the case, a judge ruled …


  • Prosecutors’ mixup takes death penalty off the table

    A Deer Park man accused of murdering a witness in an assault case against him will avoid the death penalty because prosecutors mismanaged the case, a judge ruled Wednesday.


  • County issues layoff notices

    Spokane County has started handing out layoff notices, and a few employees will be asking this week to leave at the end of November so they can take advantage of …


  • Sheriff, prosecutor beg budget relief

    Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials made an impassioned plea Tuesday to spare their budgets from spending cuts next year, suggesting commissioners tap the “rainy-day” fund to help prop up …


  • No charges in fatal car plunge from RPS garage

    No charges will be filed from the 2006 death of a woman whose car broke through a parking garage barrier and plunged five stories to the ramp below. Spokane County …


  • No charges in RPS garage death

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will not file criminal charges against the owners of the River Park Square parking garage from the 2006 death of Jo Ellen Savage, who perished …


  • State’s input on RPS sought

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has asked for advice from the state attorney general’s office on an investigation into the death of a woman whose car fell from the River …


  • Prosecutor seeks advice on RPS crash

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has asked for advice from the state Attorney General’s office on an investigation into the death of a woman whose car fell from the River …


  • State may look into RPS garage death

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said this week that he may ask the state attorney general’s office to help decide if manslaughter charges should be brought in the case of …


  • County salaries don’t feel the pinch

    Weeks after the elimination of the equivalent of 26 jobs, some question why Spokane County continues to give automatic raises to some of its highest paid officials and employees. Gordon …


  • County money transfer questioned

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has been asked to investigate an allegedly illegal transfer of money from a Building and Planning Department account to the county’s general fund. In a …


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