Stories tagged: drivers licenses
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension
With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Hundreds of bills alive in Washington Legislature, but many more missed deadline
Hundreds of bills, including changes to driver’s licenses and tougher distracted driving rules, remain alive in the Legislature but many more failed to meet a crucial deadline
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Relief in the works for Kootenai County DMV’s long, long waits for driver’s licenses
Wait times at the only driver’s license office in Kootenai County have prompted the county and state to move to open a second location later this year.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration
Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …
Tue., July 12, 2016, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Is car culture crashing?
Once upon a time, getting your driver’s license – typically at 16 or 17 – was a rite of passage. But this landmark no longer seems to matter so much.
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 8:09 p.m.
Battle looming over Colorado immigrant driver’s licenses
Colorado immigrant advocates frustrated over long waiting periods for people who want driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status vowed to pressure lawmakers in the coming months to free up …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2012, midnight
Getting There: Driver testing going private
The state of Washington is phasing out its driver examination program and turning it over to private driving schools across the state. As of Jan. 1, the Spokane Valley licensing …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, midnight
Driver, vehicle fee increases go into effect Monday
Lines were perhaps a bit longer than usual at the Department of Licensing on Saturday as many people tried to beat fee increases that go into effect Monday. The Washington …
Fri., July 15, 2011, 2:02 p.m.
Stricter state rules reducing licenses issued to undocumented applicants
SEATTLE (AP) — The state Department of Licensing says fewer out-of-state people who can’t provide a Social Security number have sought to obtain a driver’s license in Washington.
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, midnight
Washington driver’s license proposal called racist, anti-immigrant
OLYMPIA – A legislative hearing over a proposal to make driver’s license applicants give the state a Social Security number and a verifiable residence was abruptly halted Thursday after some …