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By Lou Marzeles

County dispatch center still waiting for phones


Months after a new emergency dispatch center for Klickitat County opened in Goldendale, dispatchers are still holed up in the basement of the courthouse because the center’s new emergency telephone system remains skeletal and non-functioning.

A pattern has emerged of epic mismanagement, confusion, miscommunication, apathy, incompetence, and finger-pointing among the four companies entrusted with getting the 9-1-1 phone system into the new dispatch center, according to many close to the situation.

“There is no good reason why this isn’t done yet,” says County Commissioner Jim Sizemore.

Adcomm Engineering based in Bothell, Wash., is the company centrally charged with the phone proj...

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