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Police & Fire for Thursday, April 16, 2015

...Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.Assist? At 6:05 a.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department assisted TSA with a loaded firearm that was found at a check point in a passenger's baggage at the airport.Child abuse? At 2:10 p...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/police-fire-thursday-april-16-2015
Local
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

...someone in Yakutat who might be willing to show me the basics.As I passed through security at the Juneau airport, one of the TSA workers came around the scanner with the fly rod (in its case) in hand. "Going to Yakutat?" he asked, and handed it to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/catching-chromers-yakutat
Outdoors
TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

...to international standards, and allows TSA to concentrate its energies on more serious...a statement.The announcement, made by TSA Administrator John Pistole at an airline...saying it was designed to make "the lives of TSA staff easier, but not make flights safer...

http://juneauempire.com/joan-lowy/2013-03-06/tsa-allow-small-knives-bats-clubs-p
Alaskans push for changes in TSA screening

...than others," said Scott Johnson, the TSA field operations manager. But in a discussion...techniques. "For all of us out there at TSA, we feel the risk is still out there...home instead of flying. Cissna said the TSA is trying to get the message out that it's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-01/alaskans-push-changes-tsa-screening
State
Empire editorial: Time to talk about TSA's line

...across the country. These machines provide TSA screeners with a digitized image of a passenger's...though the report stops short of saying TSA has actually done so. On its website...titillating. What is more alarming is the TSA's new pat-down procedure, which allows...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112510/opi_741504581.shtml
Opinion
House stands behind Rep. Cissna's protest of TSA screening

...refused to submit to a Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) patdown at the Seattle-Tacoma airport. "The stand Sharon...care, to see family or just to get home," said Rep. Tuck. "TSA has to find a better way to keep our flights safe without treading...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022411/reg_790463342.shtml
Regional News
Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol

...Security Administration at about 6 a.m. The TSA found the semiautomatic pistol inside the...charges.This is the first firearm the TSA has discovered in the carry-on bag of...such instances last year, according to TSA spokeswoman Lori Dankers. The TSA has found...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/juneau-flyers-carry-includes-loaded-pis
Local
TSA PreCheck enrollment available in Juneau

...enrollment is now available in Juneau.TSA PreCheck is a service that provides a five-year...lanes at 118 airports in the United States, TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said.Although...list of documentation needed to apply for TSA PreCheck can be found online at www.tsa...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/tsa-precheck-enrollment-available-junea
Local
TSA flouts the law on body scanners

...are actually making anybody safer. Yet because TSA failed to solicit public comments about the scanners...Center sued the Department of Homeland Security, TSA's parent department, to compel TSA to solicit public and expert input. In July 2011...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-06/tsa-flouts-law-body-scanners
Opinion
TSA's vendetta

...latest policy of passenger harassment by the TSA. This agency should be investigated by...innocent law abiding air travelers. On TSA's web site and under the moniker of...permitted for carry-on luggage by the TSA without any immediate qualification or clarification...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030304/let_tsa.shtml
Opinion

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