licensing

Fictitious Driver's Licenses
5:36 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Washington’s Fictitious Driver’s License Program Larger Than First Reported

A new report reveals the state of Washington issued nearly 3,000 fictitious driver’s licenses to police agencies over the last 25 years.
Credit Washington Department of Licensing

A new report reveals the state of Washington issued nearly 3,000 fictitious driver’s licenses to police agencies over the last 25 years. That’s nearly twice as many as originally reported by the Washington Department of Licensing.

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Oregon Licence Plates
4:17 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

'Keep Kids Safe' Could Join Long List Of Defunct Oregon License Plates

A sample copy of the "Keep Kids Safe" plate.
Oregon DMV

Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 4:11 pm

An Oregon license plate meant to raise money for child abuse prevention programs could soon be canceled due to lack of interest.

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Oregon Legislative Session
6:51 am
Mon July 8, 2013

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Filled With Disappointments, Victories

The Senate Chamber at the Oregon state Capitol in Salem.
Credit Cacaphony / Wikimedia Commons

Oregon lawmakers had hoped to finish up their legislative session over the weekend. But it didn’t work out that way. Instead, the final gavel is expected to fall sometime Monday. Democrats control both chambers and the governor’s office, and they claimed a series of victories. But many of the highest-profile agenda items didn’t go as planned. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman explains.

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Fictitious Driver Licenses
6:50 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Inslee Signs Law Allowing Fictitious Driver License Program To Continue

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 5:41 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow the state’s fictitious driver license program to continue – but only for undercover law enforcement activities. At the bill signing Inslee backed away from a previous statement that he would apply a broad definition of the term “law enforcement.”

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Fictitious Driver Licenses
5:27 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

CIA Disappears From List Of Federal Agencies With Fictitious Washington Licenses

Central Intelligence Agency

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:14 pm

Washington’s Department of Licensing has released a list of federal agencies that have received fictitious driver licenses for undercover operations. But the list made public Friday does not include the Central Intelligence Agency – even though the state agency previously acknowledged its work with CIA.

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Fictitious Driver Licenses
4:35 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

US Attorney Blocks Release Of Information On CIA Driver Licenses

Washington Department of Licensing

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 4:20 pm

The US Attorney in Seattle has stepped in to block the release of information about a once-secret program under which fictitious driver licenses were issued by the state of Washington. In a letter to the state, Jenny Durkan’s office says the documents are “classified national security information.”

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Oregon Driver Licenses
4:37 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Thousands Celebrate Legislative Victories At Salem May Day Rally

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:15 pm

Immigrants rights groups and labor unions held May Day rallies across the northwest Wednesday. It was a joyous occasion at the Oregon capitol, where thousands of people were on hand to celebrate a pair of legislative victories.

At first blush, this rally seemed a lot like the May Day rallies of past years. People chanting: "Si se puede, si se puede"

But instead of "yes we can" perhaps the marchers should have said "yes we did."

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Driver Licenses
5:23 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Approve Driving Privileges For People Without Legal Presence

Oregon DMV

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 4:54 pm

People in the country illegally could get a driver license under a bill approved Tuesday by the Oregon House. The vote sends the measure to Governor John Kitzhaber. He plans to sign it during a May Day rally in Salem Wednesday.

Under current Oregon law, you can't get a driver license if you can't prove you're in the country legally. This bill creates licenses that would be good for four years -- not eight years like normal ones.

You also couldn't use one as ID to board a plane or buy a gun.

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Fictitious Driver Licenses
6:18 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Inslee Would Apply 'Broad' Definition Of Law Enforcement For False IDs

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 5:45 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he would apply a "broad" interpretation to the term “law enforcement” when issuing fictitious driver licenses to undercover agents. The governor’s comment follows our report that the CIA has obtained nearly 300 so-called confidential Washington driver licenses since 2007.

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Fake Driver's Licenses
6:02 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Washington House Authorizes Fake Driver’s License Program Over Objections

The Washington House has voted to allow the Department of Licensing to continue to issue fictitious driver’s licenses to undercover police officers. But with new safeguards. Even so, the vote Tuesday came over the objections of some Republicans.

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