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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

A sample driver’s license. “Nevada Driver’s License” appears above the top. There’s a headshot and general information about the driver, in addition to their signature. There is a Battle Born seal and the Las Vegas skyline illustrated in the background.
Courtesy of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Secretary Haaland is standing behind a podium in front of Lake Tahoe. It’s a hazy day, but the sky is blue. A placard that reads “Lake Tahoe Summit 2021” is posted to the podium. Several individuals are sitting in chairs around her.
Courtesy of The Tahoe Fund

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 9, 2021.

A stack of legislative bills being placed in cubbies.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local morning news headlines for Friday, May 21, 2021.

A group of people sit in a room
Jeff Scheid / Nevada Independent

Read in English.

Nevada ahora permite que las personas incluyan “X” como el género en su licencia de conducir en lugar de masculino o femenino.

A group of people sit in a room
Jeff Scheid / Nevada Independent

Lee en español.

Nevada is now allowing people to list “X” as the gender on their driver’s license instead of male or female.

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

For the last decade, driver’s licenses in Nevada and a handful of other states have not complied with federal law. The DMV is fixing the issue now, but the new IDs are causing privacy concerns.

Back in 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, requiring states to perform a federal background check before issuing a driver’s license.  The law was a response to the global war on terror, but it’s taken some states - like Nevada – a long time to catch up.