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Washington deemed fully compliant with REAL ID

Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Washington driver’s licenses, ID cards to change on July 1

Standard driver’s licenses and state identification cards will change on July 1 as state moves to comply with the federal Real ID law.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Washington gets REAL ID extension through October 2018

Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards, state officials said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

Washington, other states, now in REAL ID ‘grace period’

The more than two dozen states and U.S. territories that currently have a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards are now …


Spokane residents face longer waiting times at driver licensing office

Almost every morning in recent weeks, the line outside the Spokane Driver Licensing Office stretches all the way to the back of the building as people wait for the doors …


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.


Real ID bill heads to Oregon Senate for vote

Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning …


Washington granted REAL ID extension, but only through mid-July

Even though Washington state officials asked for an extension from compliance from enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards through October 2020, they said Tuesday federal …


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 …


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: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Washington lawmakers pass bill for two-tier licensing

Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …


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: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

“Real ID” deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with two-tiered license

When federal identification standards take effect for air travel in January, Washington residents, like others across the country, will need an enhanced driver’s license or a passport to board a …


Bill would allow Montana drivers to choose REAL ID license

A state representative is proposing legislation that would allow Montanans the option of choosing a driver’s license that meets the federal REAL ID requirements.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


Senate panel takes comments on REAL ID

Airport officials on Monday told a Washington state Senate panel that thousands of passengers may be turned away from the state’s airports starting in 2018 if it doesn’t move quickly …


Washington secretary of state calls for federal-level IDs to protect votes

Washington election officials couldn’t immediately verify that the suspect in last week’s deadly mall shooting is a U.S. citizen, although he has voted in three elections since 2014.


Going to Fairchild? You’ll need proper ID

Fairchild Air Force Base will require all visitors to have ID that meets federal standards starting Aug. 15. A standard Washington driver’s license won’t cut it.


REAL ID compliance bill headed to Idaho House

An Idaho House panel has tentatively signed off on a proposal that would allow Idaho to comply with national proof-of-identity requirements.


Military bases will not accept Washington driver’s license as ID

Washington residents will no longer be able to use their state standard-issue driver’s licenses as identification to get onto military bases.


Editorial: State needs to change ID law

Lawmakers should respond quickly to the federal deadline for changing identification requirements.


Washington needs more time for ID card changes, Sen. Patty Murray says

Washington needs more time before the federal government forces changes in state identification cards, Sen. Patty Murray says.