Officials: Oklahoma to begin issuing REAL IDs in July at select locations

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Although the coronavirus pandemic slowed down the state’s progress toward becoming REAL ID compliant, state leaders say Oklahomans will soon be able to get those identification cards. On Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt stopped by the Department of Public Safety office in Oklahoma City to obtain their […]

DPS: REAL ID implementation in Oklahoma delayed due to coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As agencies across the state prepare to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety say their plans to start offering REAL IDs to Oklahomans have been delayed. The REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state-issued ID’s, making […]

Real ID deadline extended amid COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFOR) – Due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, President Trump today announced the deadline for Real ID compliance has been extended. The REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state-issued ID’s, making it harder for terrorists to obtain fake identification. In 2007, Oklahoma passed a law […]

Real ID enforcement deadline pushed back 1 year due to coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – The deadline to obtain a REAL ID, federally mandated identification that will be needed for passengers to board aircraft, will be extended until October 2021— a year past the current deadline, according to Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. “The federal state and local response to the spread of #coronavirus here in the […]

Are you ready? Oklahoma REAL ID checklist

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say in a little over a month, the state will begin offering REAL IDs to Oklahomans ahead of the October deadline. The REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state-issued ID’s, making it harder for terrorists to obtain fake identification. In 2007, Oklahoma […]

What’s in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Congressional lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a $2 trillion stimulus bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with cash and assistance for regular Americans, Main Street businesses and hard-hit airlines and manufacturers, among others. CNN reporters are reading through the draft legislation. Here’s a running list of highlights: Direct payments […]

Oklahoma’s First Lady backs bill to stop incarceration cycle

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR – It was an amazing sight as hundreds of inmates were released from prison in November after Governor Kevin Stitt signed the largest commutation in state history.  On that day, former prisoners were reunited with friends, family and loved ones. Oklahoma’s First Lady Sarah Stitt was also there that day. “What I […]

Worried about the REAL ID Act? AAA hosting one-stop passport fair

EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – If you’re worried about traveling once the REAL ID Act is in full effect, experts suggest getting a passport before the deadline. All Oklahoma residents who plan to board a domestic flight will need to have a REAL ID or valid passport beginning Oct. 1, 2020. At this point, Oklahoma has […]

DPS: Oklahoma on track to begin issuing REAL IDs this spring

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials say in just a few months, employees will begin offering REAL IDs to Oklahomans ahead of the October deadline. The REAL ID Act was put in place in 2005 to improve the reliability of state-issued ID’s, making it harder for terrorists to obtain fake identification. In 2007, Oklahoma passed a […]

DPS planning on 630k Oklahomans needing Real IDs before Oct deadline

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – With only a third of Americans equipped with Real ID, concerns are mounting ahead of the looming federal Oct. 1 deadline. In Oklahoma, however, state officials are confident they can get it done. Already people around the country are seeing massive lines and wait times to get the ID, and some […]

Gov. Stitt prepares for 'State of the State' address

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, the CEO-turned-governor who broadly expanded executive powers in his first term last year, will ask the Legislature to extend those even further as he lays out his vision in his second State of the State address to lawmakers on Monday. The Republican-controlled House and Senate will convene […]

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