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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
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
For the TSA, all risks are created equal

...attacks on aviation. He's right, which is why the TSA's policy of treating everyone as an equal risk is...past few weeks and the public backlash against the TSA. We need to scuttle the TSA's equal-risk policy in favor of one that concentrates...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122310/opi_760560473.shtml
Opinion
TSA meets federal screening deadline in Southeast Alaska

...federal waiver or not, said David Mitchell, TSA's top regional official. "I arrived...Airport. From one deadline to the next, the TSA is working to meet a year-end requirement...Other challenges are being addressed. The TSA is implementing a "known shipper" program...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111902/loc_screeners.shtml
News
TSA: Agency won't negotiate on security

...that many passengers consider intrusive. TSA spokesman Nico Melendez tells The Associated...about security procedures. He says the TSA is looking for opportunities to educate...security requirements. Melendez says the TSA plans outreach to medical and special needs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032411/sta_804505441.shtml
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