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What does Washington state do about newcomers who keep out-of-state license plates?

New Washington residents have 30 days to register their vehicles with the state Department of Licensing and pay the required taxes and fees.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Road signs: What license plate trends can tell you about Washington State

Department of Licensing data on the special plates shows more than just the popularity of the gray and crimson. It turns out you can tell a lot about a Washington …


100 years ago in Spokane: Censorship battle over racist film heats up

From our archives, 100 years ago The censorship battle over the D.W. Griffith film, “The Birth of a Nation,” was now being fought in court. The Auditorium Theatre manager filed …


100 years ago in Spokane: City official proposes job to censor movies and other shows

From our archives, 100 years ago City Commissioner F.K. McBroom submitted an ordinance to create the office of a city official censor.


Three bills in Washington would create new license plate designs

OLYMPIA – Washington drivers can choose from 47 specially designed license plates that support causes including breast cancer research, orca preservation, square dancing and lighthouse restoration. And drivers may soon …


Washington dropping mandate to replace license plates

The Washington state law that requires vehicle owners to buy new license plates after seven years is being rescinded in favor of letting owners keep their plates for as long …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


‘Sovereign’ citizens arrested after SWAT team standoff

Two men part of a growing “sovereign” movement that questions government authority were arrested in Otis Orchards today after a SWAT team standoff.


Spin Control: A simple way to honor those we’ve done wrong

OLYMPIA – Gestures are important in politics. They can be grand, even when made on a small scale. Or they can just be small. Among the small gestures considered during …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers fail again on texting ban

BOISE – For a third year in a row, the Idaho Legislature has been unable to agree on a new law to ban texting while driving. The only bill considered …


Eye on Boise: Move afoot to rein in specialty license plates

BOISE – New Idaho Senate Transportation Chairman Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, thinks the state issues specialty license plates for too many themes and causes, so he’s proposing legislation to limit …