SEATAC, Wash. – Travelers can expect shorter lines through security at Sea-Tac Airport within a couple of years following the installation of a new technology to inspect carry-on luggage faster. The new procedure will allow faster passengers to get around slower ones, thus speeding up the security lines for everyone.
CHINOOK PASS, Wash. – Search and rescue teams are combing the mountains east of Chinook Pass for a woman who hasn’t been seen since she and a companion survived a motorcycle crash there several days ago. Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers says the woman, identified as Kaylean Johnson, 20, of Union Gap, was riding on a 1974 Harley Davidson motorcycle with 61-year-old Patrick Frawley of Yakima on June 23 when they were involved in a crash on a back road north of Highway 410 and plunged over an embankment.
Sea-Tac Airport will begin enforcing part of the Trump administration’s travel ban beginning Thursday. The ban affects people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. If people from those countries don’t have a bona fide connection to someone in the United States they’ll likely be turned away.
[Ed.: Ah, poor little Sideshow Bob Ferguson has to be really butt-hurt now after this spanking at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court and we don’t expect it to get any better for the AG (AKA “Aspiring Governor”) when they makes their final ruling later in the year. The law is so stunningly clear that even liberal activists on the U.S. Supreme Court couldn’t side with this blinding display of juris-ignorance from our activist A.G. Oh, and this picture looks like a pouty Frank Burns from M*A*S*H… “Ferret Face”, totally!]
Clarification to come soon on when you will need a new license in Washington to board a flight | Q13 Fox
SEATTLE — The Department of Homeland Security is expected to make an announcement in mid-July on when Washington residents will be required to be in compliance with the Real ID Act, according to the Department of Licensing. The Real ID Act would require you to either have an enhanced license, or have a passport, permanent resident card or military ID to show with your non-compliant license when boarding a domestic flight.
After a two-week hiatus service on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train resumes Wednesday morning from Seattle to Los Angeles.
The best travelers aren’t those with the fattest wallets, but those who take planning seriously. Jack might jet off to Europe as a free spirit, with no real itinerary — and return home full of complaints about how expensive and stressful it all was. Jill, who travels with good information and a detailed day-to-day plan, returns home with rich stories of spontaneous European adventures. It’s the classic paradox of good travel: “Winging it” can become a ball-and-chain of too many decisions, too little information, and scant time to relax. Structure rewards a traveler with freedom.
A dashcam video from a driver in Mukilteo, Washington caught a stunning and fiery plane crash on Wednesday. Thankfully, no one was hurt but the footage is certainly something to see
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought Washington’s suit with Minnesota against the president over the immigration order, leading a federal judge to put a temporary block on the order on Feb. 4, a ruling that was upheld last week by a federal appeals court.
[Ed.: We think it may be you AG Ferguson that has got problems with your “reading” of the law and Constitution. Great distinctions have been established by precedence between US citizens and foreign nationals. We still want to know why you didn’t oppose President Obama’s Executive Orders in similar veins? Oh right, because you’re a bloody political hack.]