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Tucson MVDs open earlier to reduce long waits

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started to open its three Tucson Motor Vehicle Division offices half an hour early in an effort to reduce long wait times. ... Read more»

Commentary

Arizona's drivers license denials invite questions of racism

“Does it come down to racism?” That is a question Latino groups and others have asked in relation to Arizona’s obsession in trying to deny driver’s licenses to legally eligible undocumented immigrants. Only this time, the pointed question was coming from a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge.... Read more»1

Arizona in court over licenses for Dreamers, again

Federal judges will once again consider whether Arizona must provide driver's licenses to young adult immigrants known as "Dreamers." ... Read more»

Commentary

Arizona is not Nebraska for immigration reform

In Arizona, so far an estimated 10,300 young immigrants have received driver’s licenses since the judge lifted the governor’s ban – even though nearly 10 times that many DREAMers have received federal work permits in Arizona. Fear is a great fertilizer – if not for corn, certainly for inertia.... Read more»

Bill to create REAL ID-compliant licenses gets another shot

A proposal to allow Arizonans to pay $15 for driver’s licenses that meet federal REAL ID requirements is getting another chance at the state Legislature, the bill’s sponsor said Tuesday.... Read more»

Ducey: Az leaders will solve conflict between driver's licenses, REAL ID law

Unless something changes, come next year Arizonans will have to present a passport to catch flights and enter secure federal buildings. That’s because Arizona driver’s licenses don’t comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Arizona Dreamers smiling for driver's license photos

It’s not every day someone looks forward to going to MVD, but Monday was different for many Arizonans. That’s because Arizona Dreamers qualifying under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for the first time could apply for an Arizona driver’s license at the Motor Vehicles Division.... Read more»2

'Dreamers' begin getting Az driver's licenses

For Erick Lizarraga, 18, getting a driver's license means a little more freedom and a little less fear. Until last week, he was one of 22,000 "Dreamers" in Arizona, granted a work permit under President Obama's 2012 decision to grant deferrals to young people, but unable to legally drive in the state.... Read more»

Lawmakers: Toughen penalties when drivers with suspended licenses cause injuries, deaths

Reps. Vic Williams and Terri Proud of Tucson want to make it a felony when a driver with license that has been suspended or revoked for any reason causes an accident with serious injuries or fatalities.... Read more»