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Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Standard driver’s licenses and state identification cards will change on July 1 as state moves to comply with the federal Real ID law.
State officials are asking for residents’ ideas on how to best explain on a standard driver’s license or ID card that it is not valid identification for use at airports and federal facilities.
Police on Saturday released the identities of an additional seven victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, including a 7-month-old baby girl who was among the dozen people who lost their lives.
Facebook says it is changing how it identifies “fake news” stories on its platform to a more effective system.
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 state one of more than two dozen in compliance with federal identification requirements.
State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.
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.
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 licenses and ID cards.
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 to ensure compliance with a federal law that requires driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the U.S.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho State Police say they notified the wrong family following a fatal single-car crash because the vehicle contained identification with photos of only one person and that the photos resembled the deceased driver of the vehicle. But Idaho State Police Sgt. Todd Orr tells the Post Register in a story on Tuesday that officials later learned that 20-year-old Wyatt Wells of Idaho Falls died and not 32-year-old Adam West, also of Idaho Falls.
Civil liberties groups are criticizing an FBI proposal that they say would make it harder for people to know if personal information about them such as fingerprints and iris scans is on file.
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures aimed at helping smooth the return to society for the hundreds of thousands of inmates released each year.
Sen. Patty Murray asks Homeland Security to hold up on new rules for driver's licenses.