We've been lucky here in Montana, but our luck as run out.
The Transportation Secruity Administration's full-body scanners have made their way to Montana airports.
Scanners debuted earlier this month at the Billings airport, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Glacier Park International Airport at Kalispell. They will be unveiled next week in Missoula, and next month at Helena Regional Airport.
TSA has admitted it can never ensure that Americans will be 100 percent safe. So the question is: what we can do that is effective and privacy protective?
These scanners and the alternative invasive pat-downs don't do much to protect privacy. And at a hefty pricetag, Congress is questioning their use.
The ACLU has also been skeptical of TSA's new Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program, which deploys behavior detection officers to watch for suspicious behavior among air travelers. It has already resulted in people being targeted for their race or religion.
Know your rights when you are traveling.