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Idaho's Federally-Compliant 'Star Card' Can Wait Another Year

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Idaho Department of Transportation


The federal law requiring special identification to board flights or enter federal buildings was supposed to go into effect this October. But due to coronavirus, which closed DMVs across the country, the deadline for obtaining this type of ID card has been pushed until October of 2021. 

Idahoans now have over a year to get Idaho’s federally compliant card, the Star Card. Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk about how the state is adapting are Alberto Gonzalez and Vince Trimboli with the Idaho Transportation Department. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.