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No matter what some public officials say, the message you need to hear is 'stay home'

Mixed messaging from all levels of government is putting Americans at risk and will speed the spread of the coronavirus. No matter what politicians say, public health experts agree. Stay home, even if you feel fine.... Read more»

Ryan Field, 3 other Az airports slated for tower closures

The four airports, which also include Glendale Municipal Airport, Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport and Tucson’s Ryan Airfield, are among the 149 smaller facilities around the country scheduled to close their air traffic control towers due to federal budget cuts.... Read more»

TSA expediting screening at Sky Harbor

Annoying waits in security lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport won’t be as long for some passengers with the launch of an expedited screening program.... Read more»

Drive-by X-rays: Security screeners expanding radiation use

U.S. law enforcement agencies are exposing people to radiation in more settings and in increasing doses to screen for explosives, weapons and drugs. In addition to the controversial airport body scanners, X-ray devices have proliferated in prisons, on the streets of New York and at our borders.... Read more»

Just how good are the TSA's body scanners?

How effective the machines are at thwarting terrorism is critical for evaluating whether the TSA is making airline passengers more secure or wasting taxpayers' money -- and possibly jeopardizing their safety.... Read more»

Sweating bullets: Body scanners see perspiration as potential weapon

While X-ray body scanners used in airports face concerns about potentially increasing cancer cases, a safer type of scanner has been plagued by another problem: a high rate of false alarms. France and Germany have decided to forgo using the scanners because of false alarms triggered by folds in clothing, buttons and even sweat. ... Read more»