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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Expect airport-like security at this year’s Washington State Fair in Puyallup

For the first time in 119 years, the Washington State Fair has installed metal detectors and mandatory bag checks to secure the Puyallup fairgrounds.


Program allows visitors past airport security without ticket

The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle’s seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even …


Chicago O’Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub

The head of security at Chicago’s airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O’Hare International Airport.


Frequent fliers without PreCheck will be moving to slow lane, TSA says

The Transportation Security Administration this month plans to significantly reduce the number of frequent fliers who go through faster airport security lines for free, even though they haven’t signed up …


TSA chief says progress being made on shortening lines

Significant progress has been made on shortening screening lines since earlier this spring, when airlines reported thousands of frustrated passengers were missing flights, the head of the Transportation Security Administration …


Froma Harrop: Airport security contributes to squalor

Envision the superrich enjoying seamless luxury travel in their private jets. Now observe the regular folk bearing the gross discomforts of a shabby, underfunded public service.


As fliers wait in security lines, government asks for patience

Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them …


Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

US orders agents to monitor travelers for Ebola

WASHINGTON — The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against …


Report: 10 years later, DHS still has work to do

Nearly 10 years after the September 2001 terrorist attacks there is still no system to know who is leaving the United States or exactly what is inside much of the …


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 …


TSA urges Thanksgiving airport security compliance

Holiday travelers dismayed by airport body scans planned protests at bustling airports today, while the head of the nation’s transport security agency urged passengers to comply with searches to reduce …


Tighter airline security coming

WASHINGTON – All airlines flying to the United States or within the country were told Thursday to prepare for even tighter security because of the al-Qaida threat from Yemen, a …


Test gone awry lands man in jail

DUBLIN, Ireland – An unknowing 49-year-old electrician emerged Wednesday as an unlikely symbol of what can go wrong in the war on terror after authorities in Slovakia planted an explosive …


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 …


Canada agrees to airport scanners

TORONTO – Full-body scanners will be introduced in Canada in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a U.S. airliner, Canada’s transport minister said Tuesday. Transport Minister …


Dutch to use full body scanners for US flights

The Netherlands announced today it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing …


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 …


Christmas Puddings Set Off Alarm

Stop that pudding! Security officers at Manchester airport have uncovered a new threat to public safety - the traditional English Christmas puddings that X-ray scanners are mistaking for Semtex explosives.