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Springs airport expanding to make room for full-body scanners

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is expanding and remodeling its security checkpoint to make room for full-body scanners and additional room for passenger lines. City Council had previously approved an expansion of the checkpoint in September.  However, when the Transportation Security Administration mandated addition of full-body scanners, airport officials realized they needed more space. So, council… Continue Reading Springs airport expanding to make room for full-body scanners

A Colorado attorney has asked a federal judge to order the Transportation Security Administration to abandon its airport screening procedures for United States citizens. Gary Fielder filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver last week, more than a month after he, his two daughters, ages 9 and 15, and a family friend underwent… Continue Reading Colo. lawsuit filed over TSA airport screening

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Some in Colorado say scans make them feel safer

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Some travelers at Denver International Airport seemed resigned to full-body scans and pat-downs Monday, and others said they feel safer because of them. Few, if any, passengers said they were embarrassed or offended. “There was nothing intrusive at all,” said Kathaleen Quinlan of San Diego, who went through a full-body scan there before boarding a… Continue Reading Some in Colorado say scans make them feel safer

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TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

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Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest. Many travelers said… Continue Reading TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

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