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Yakima Airport Changes After 9/11

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YAKIMA, Wash. - 9/11 changed the way we handle security in America, not only in major cities, but places like Yakima too.

Security lines at the Yakima airport are still manageable, but there are many more rules than there were five years ago.  9/11 brought about the Transportation Security Administration, and more restrictions for what is, and is not, allowed on board an airplane.

The Yakima Airport's Assistant Manager says it was a tough transition, but travelers have been cooperative.  "It's actually a little bit odd to me that people are so willing to give up their civil rights to feel more secure.  We don't get any complaints." says Jerry Kilpatrick.

He adds, "People understand that yes, they have to take off their shoes, and no they can't take liquids on board."  Kilpatrick also says people should feel safe flying.