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  • Expedited security checkpoint to open in Tri-Cities Airport

    Frequent travelers using the Tri-Cities Airport will soon be able to get through security a little bit quicker and have more flight options. The Transportation Security Administration will run a …


  • TSA PreCheck popular with Spokane fliers

    More than 3,700 Inland Northwest residents have been accepted for the speed lane at airport screening stations. The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new enrollment office at Spokane International …


  • TSA opens PreCheck enrollment office in Spokane Valley

    Spokane airline travelers tired of long security lines now have a local office to enroll in a TSA program for expedited screening. The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office …


  • Getting There: TSA boss touts PreCheck screening program

    The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration visited his officers at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday and used the occasion to promote the agency’s PreCheck program for passengers wanting …


  • Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

    Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


  • TSA offers assistance to passengers during screening process

    Jose Gutierrez, a blind U.S. Army veteran from Puerto Rico, didn’t worry about getting through airport security during a visit to Spokane last month. He took advantage of a special …


  • Stripping air passenger ‘nude but not lewd’

    PORTLAND — A high-tech worker who stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners said today he was being “nude but not lewd,” and characterized …


  • Getting There: Feds give transit system gold star for security

    Spokane Transit Authority is as good as gold, or so says the U.S. government. STA last week was presented with a “Gold Standard” plaque from the Transportation Security Administration for …


  • Area travelers opt out of protest

    Delays at the Spokane airport as well as nationally were minimal Wednesday despite a planned national protest of heightened airport security measures. “It would have taken longer to protest than …


  • Spokane, U.S. airports don’t see anticipated delays

    Delays at the Spokane airport as well as nationally were minimal today despite a planned national protest of heightened airport security measures.


  • Clark: Security at airports is not a pretty picture

    Like many body-conscious Americans, I’ve been worrying all week about how much to put out next time I’m at the airport. Do I go through the new Mr. Peeper’s Magic …


  • Spokane airport awaits body scanner

    By late summer, travelers flying out of Spokane International Airport may be more conscious of their underwear, but the tradeoff could be increased safety. That’s when Spokane is expected to …


  • Air passengers face new explosives test

    Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new security measures on their way to departing flights.


  • TSA using hand swabs to test for explosives

    Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new safety measures while attempting to get through security on …


  • TSA’s false alarm a sticky issue

    FRESNO, Calif. – Seemingly suspicious pieces of luggage delayed flights at two airports Tuesday, prompting evacuations in Minneapolis and closing a California airport where authorities discovered what turned out to …


  • Obama blisters security agencies

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to …


  • TSA: Added security not slowing Spokane airport lines

    Heightened airport security in the wake of an attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas Day has not caused any major delays for screening at Pacific Northwest airports, …


  • Airport getting security camera upgrade

    Spokane is one of five U.S. cities whose airports will receive a major upgrade of video surveillance cameras provided by the Homeland Security Department. The Spokane International Airport will install …


  • Liquid limits will stay in place

    WASHINGTON – Airline passengers in the U.S. won’t be saying goodbye anytime soon to one of the thorniest hassles in air travel: restrictions on the amount of liquids that can …

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