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Input sought on new driver’s license language

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.

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 state one of more than two dozen in compliance with federal identification requirements.

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 licenses and ID cards.

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 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.

Fatal car crash leads to wrong identification in E. Idaho

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.

U.S. to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs

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.