Stories tagged: Driver’s license
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Oregon becomes first state to allow gender-neutral licenses
Oregon has become the first state in the U.S. to allow residents who don’t identify as male or female to mark their gender as “not specified” when they apply for …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10
Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance
People in Washington likely won’t have to worry next year about the identification they take to the airport after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Tuesday seeking to make the …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Oregon on track to be first with no-gender option on license
Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Montana Legislature passes bill to comply with Real ID
Montana residents may not need to use passports to board domestic flights next year, after all.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Washington Senate approves slashing cost of enhanced driver’s licenses in plan to meet federal ID rules
Washington moved a step closer to having driver’s licenses that meet federal standards, but not before national debate over immigration policy flared on the Senate floor.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
New bill would allow Idahoans choices on Real ID compliance
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow two options for driver’s licenses – one that complies with federal identification requirements and one that doesn’t.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Montana senators seek REAL ID waiver
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have asked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for an emergency waiver from the REAL ID Act, which established security standards for driver’s licenses …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
REAL ID compliance bill gets Senate panel’s OK
A Senate panel has approved a measure that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements. On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 5008 on …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
New driver’s license won’t flag undocumented residents, sponsor says
Standard driver’s license won’t be good for federal ID, but won’t single out undocumented immigrants, senator says.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Washington facing REAL ID deadline
Last month, signs started popping up at airports across the country warning travelers that unless their driver’s licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Spin Control: Lawmakers offer plan to satisfy feds on driver’s license fight
State lawmakers at the top of the transportation policy pyramid have what they think is a solution to Washington’s long, and likely losing, battle over its driver’s license system.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 5:57 a.m.
Without changes, standard Washington driver licenses can’t be used to board a plane starting in 2018
Lawmakers will take another run at complying with federal law on driver’s licenses to beat 2018 deadline.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Washington to introduce harder driving tests in August
Getting a driver’s license in Washington state is set to get a little more challenging next month when new written tests are introduced.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Idaho’s driver’s license rules ageist
Councilman Dan English of Coeur d’Alene consoled himself last week while waiting and waiting – and waiting –for his turn to renew his driver’s license. At least, Dan thought, he …
Thu., April 14, 2016
Editorial: State needs quick driver’s license fix
The Washington Legislature can no longer delay action to make driver’s licenses compliant with federal law.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
‘Sovereign citizen contacts’ with law enforcement on rise, sheriff says
Sovereign citizens who claim they don’t need a driver’s license isn’t a new thing for Spokane County deputies, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the incidents appear to be on the …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Editorial: State needs to change ID law
Lawmakers should respond quickly to the federal deadline for changing identification requirements.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015
Editorial: State must change ID law
Legislature should bring driver’s license and ID laws into compliance with federal REAL ID Act.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
Effort to check voter rolls dropped
OLYMPIA – Washington can’t use immigrant registration records from the U.S. Homeland Security Department to verify names on its voter rolls, state elections officials said Tuesday. The reason: The state …
Sat., Nov. 6, 2010
Licensing rules tightened
Washington is cracking down on fraudulent driver’s licenses by requiring proof of legal state residency if applicants don’t have valid Social Security numbers. The new measures by the state Department …
Wed., April 28, 2010, 7:56 a.m.
Washington driver license changing to protect IDs
The Washington Department of Licensing is changing driver licenses to help protect against identity theft.
Thu., March 18, 2010
DMV offers American experience
I’ve never visited the Statue of Liberty, but I think I know what inspired Emma Lazarus when she wrote, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to …