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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

TSA acknowledges financial stress of shutdown is forcing growing number of officers to stay home

Faced with growing numbers of call-outs by its workers – and images of some of them lining up for food donations – leaders of the Transportation Security Administration acknowledged Wednesday …


TSA opting for a friendlier look with floppy-eared dogs, rather than pointy-eared

The dogs deployed by the Transportation Security Administration at airports nationwide use their noses to sniff out explosives and contraband. But pooches selected for duty these days are picked not …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

TSA’s medical marijuana mix-up doesn’t discourage this guy

Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …


TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped out

The Transportation Security Administration is defending an officer’s pat-down of a boy at a Texas airport that outraged his mother and thousands and thousands of people who viewed her Facebook …


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 …


Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes

Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment


Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.


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 …


TSA chief: Help coming to address long airport lines

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused …


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 …