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Sun Oct 16, 2016, 03:04 AM

Feds raise pressure on Oregon to upgrade driver's licenses

The government is increasing pressure on Oregon to adopt federal standards for its driver's licenses and state-issued IDs before residents face additional scrutiny at secured areas, including airports.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the state another extension of its deadline to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, which laid out a series of standards for state-issued ID cards.

Though previous extensions have been in effect for a year at a time, the latest will last through June just long enough for the Legislature to convene. Alaska, California and Virginia all received similar limited extensions, while several other states received an entire year.

Congress passed the Real ID Act in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It requires higher standards of proof of legal U.S. residency and additional security measures that make the cards harder to replicate.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2016/10/feds_raise_pressure_on_oregon.html

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Sun Oct 16, 2016, 11:17 AM

1. Would it mean I could get a do-over on my license photo?

Now that I'd like.

Hey, thanks for the post. I've pretty much boycotted the Oregonian, so appreciate you keeping us in the Oregon Group up to date.

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Sun Oct 16, 2016, 01:58 PM

2. You're welcome.

I'm reviewing ten publications and one blog periodically to try to keep up with the local news.

You should also get the do-over on those drivers license photos. One key piece of advice is not to wear a white shirt (or yellow because I'm so pale) since it will give that "washed-out" look when taking the photo. I prefer green since it provides a decent contrast to the background and to my skin tone.

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