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By Dallas Smith

Permission denied for shooter exercise


An active shooter drill for downtown Goldendale organized by Klickitat County Emergency Management Director Ed Powell has been denied by the City of Goldendale.

Due to concerns such as the economic effect on businesses, safety concerns, and other factors, city officials decided that the drill would be too much of a risk to the people and businesses involved.

The plan had called for Powell to simulate a shooter going through downtown and attempting to get into businesses. The original plan was for him to carry a gun with blanks, but after initial safety issues were raised over that, the plan was modified to have firecrackers set off instead.

Although Powell had originally been given a tent...

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