Reporters' Notebook

We asked two of our journalists what it was like to develop stories for this issue of TIME. Their thoughts:

SALLY DONNELLY, TIME's aviation correspondent, reported out of the Denver airport (above, with local police):

"The managers of the country's airports have a compelling story to be told. On one side they have to deal with the nearly 2 million passengers trying to get through the air-traffic system each day, and on the other they have an entirely new agency with no aviation experience--the Transportation Security Administration--telling them how they should run their facilities.

"Denver's Bruce Baumgartner has been one...

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