Stories tagged: Al French
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Amazon showed off progress on its new West Plains fulfillment center Friday, which will be finished in fall 2019.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Avista Corp. gives a lot of money to local candidates. If it leans in any political direction, it is toward incumbency – toward those already in power. But Avista’s recent …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
A race for Spokane County Commissioner turned contentious over the weekend when incumbent Al French reportedly called his challenger a “transgender, Bernie-loving, socialist, millennial.”
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Among the candidates running for Spokane County commissioner are a relatively new commissioner and an experienced one. Mary Kuney in District 2 and Al French in District 3 deserve election …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Avista Corp. is spending heavily in the Spokane County commissioner races by dropping nearly $200,000 on re-election television advertisements for commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French. In Avista Corp.’s largest …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
The union representing Spokane County’s deputy prosecutors has launched a public pressure campaign in hopes of rebooting contract negotiations and obtaining wage increases. Mediated negotiations stalled in August when the …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Spokane County Commissioner Al French and challenger Robbi Katherine Anthony traded viewpoints on public safety, housing, growth and economic development during a Thursday afternoon election debate at the Spokane Club.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
If you want experience, Al French is probably your pick for Spokane County Commission.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
The Spokane County commissioners will host a series of community meetings to inform the public and gather input as they craft the county’s budget for 2019.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?
Sun., July 22, 2018
Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bill would take effect in 2022 and would add two members to the Spokane County Commission. It’s received bipartisan support in Olympia and the city of Spokane, but current …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Some agencies and departments that receive funding from Spokane County avoided steep cuts in 2018. The Spokane County Regional Health District isn’t one of them.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
Commissioners Al French and Mary Kuney voted in favor of the spending plan, which will use money set aside from the road construction budget to cover day-to-day expenses next year …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners voted this week to remove questions about past criminal convictions from county job applications.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Mary Kuney was sworn in as a Spokane County commissioner Friday evening, two days after Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her to fill the seat that previously belonged to Shelly O’Quinn.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday tapped Mary Kuney to fill a vacancy on the Spokane County Commission, less than two weeks after the two sitting commissioners announced they could not …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Spokane County commissioners deadlock on appointment of third Republican colleague, give decision to Democratic governor
Deadlocked in a heated debate about who should fill a vacant seat on the Spokane County Commission, Republican commissioners voted Tuesday to let the Democratic governor make the selection.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
We hope Kuney still has the support of French, because it would appear as if Commissioner Kerns is in Chase’s corner. A Kerns-Chase power bloc on the commission is worrisome.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
A rift in the Spokane County Republican Party has resulted in a stalemate between two county commissioners who are running out of time to choose a new colleague.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
The Spokane County Republican Party convened Saturday in a church in Spokane Valley to pick three potential replacements for Shelly O’Quinn, who recently vacated a seat on the county commission …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Spokane County commissioners have lifted a moratorium on outdoor marijuana farms, but they replaced it with zoning rules that are significantly more restrictive to the pot industry.