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Saturday panel to help explain the details of Real I.D.s

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YAKIMA, WA - Back on July 1, anyone who got a new driver's license or ID card in Washington would have seen "Federal Limits Apply" if they didn't buy an enhanced version. This weekend, an event will explain what all this means.

The event is set up for people in the community to show up and get the answers to any questions they may have about this new law.

  "It's going to feature a panel of law enforcement and licensing professionals as well as community leaders," said Vanessa Alviso, Coordinator for Community Communication at the Dispute Resolution Center.

There seems to be a need in our community to explain what Real I.D.s are and how to get them, so two local community groups decided to step up with an event to help.

Drivers in our area worry this Real I.D. will lead to unwanted attention with Federal law enforcement.

"That was the biggest concern that was discussed over the summer and for that reason, that's what led to this," Alviso said.

It's really quite simple: Real I.D.s are your I.D.s on the Federal level - like when you would travel into Canada or Mexico or even onto a military base. Your state I.D. or state driver's license is exactly that: your state I.D.

The panel at this weekend's event just wants to educate people on what the differences are. The event will be held this Saturday at the radio station KDNA in Granger at 3 p.m. It's free to the public.

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