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Even Google Is Waiting On The DMV

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many...

When Scheduling Your Road Test Means Paying To Play

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | LaurenWeber | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston Un...

Alabama Punishes All Voters And Drivers By Closing DMV Offices

John A. Tures | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The first phase in Alabama was passing a strict voter ID law. The second phase was to close down more than 90 percent of DMV offices. The third phase may involve restricting voting to just four spots, unless the trend is reversed. And your state may be the next one to emulate Alabama.

New Motor Voter: A Step Forward for California and Democracy

Lorena Gonzalez | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Lorena Gonzalez

In a democratic system, no right is more fundamental or necessary than the right to vote. So why are citizens required to opt-in to exercise their right to vote through voter registration?

Clearing Away Barriers to Voter Registration

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

In California, there are about 7 million people who are eligible to vote but never registered to do so, including 1.2 million in Los Angeles County. It's a shocking statistic, considering the sacrifices made to win passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, which marked its 50th anniversary this year.

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

Screw The Laws, I Am Following My Conscience Instead

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

God's law trumps man's law. It is heartening to know that Mr. Santorum - and so many other Republican candidates for president - will not follow American laws in the Oval Office.

California DMV Employees Traded Cash For Licenses, Feds Say

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

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California DMV Employees Accused Of Taking Bribes For Licenses

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California ...

Here's Why The DMV Screws Up Your License Photo

The Huffington Post | Paul Gale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy

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A License for Civic Engagement: Cutting Red Tape and Kick-Starting Business

Maury Blackman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Maury Blackman

The score of recent decisions from Washington, D.C., certainly offered millions of Americans much to celebrate this 4th of July. But amidst the flurry of breaking news, one announcement that you may have missed has the potential to transform our relationship with local government, not to mention reduce migraines.

Motorcycle Safety: One Man's Mission to Change Driver Awareness

Lorraine Roe | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

Seeing motorcyclists can be a matter of life and death, especially for the person on two wheels. With more than 8 million motorcycles on the road in ...

Federal Court: State Can Ban 'Choose Life' License Plates

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Stempel May 22 (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court gave New York wide authority to regulate the content of custom ...

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

Diamond District steps up with 'March on Washington'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

A striking return to form, March on Washington puts Diamond District back on the map as one of the most vital voices in hip hop today. Their 2010 debut In The Ruff garnered fans worldwide as well as caught critics's attention, leading to the shortlist for a Grammy.

Is It Time for Government to Recognize the Rights of Pastafarians?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Whether or not you think the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a joke, the stakes are quite serious. Indeed, they go right to the heart of two essential questions: What is nature of religion, and what is the role of government?

Pastafarian Wears Spaghetti Strainer In Oklahoma Driver's License Photo

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

When it came to her driver’s license photo, one Oklahoma woman had no problem taking her glasses off to give the camera a clear shot of her face. ...

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...

Gender Non-Conforming Teen Forced To Remove Makeup For Driver's License Wants New Photo

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender rights group is asking the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a gender non-conforming teen to retake his driver's lice...

Unintentional Vanity Plate: Revenge of the DMV Gods on a New Ass-Man

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.15.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally posted on I've always chuckled at people who order vanity plates, but secretly wanted one since I wa...

Unmiraculous 34th Street

Francis Levy | Posted 06.21.2014 | New York
Francis Levy

There are no miracles on 34th Street anymore. 34th Street is the paradigm of all that is wrong with an American street or a street anywhere for that matter.

10 People Who Unbelievably Trolled The DMV | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy

A day at the DMV doesn't have to be horrible—IF you're a troll. Click through to see the best driver's license trolls we could find on the Net, and ...

Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele Finally Gets Her Hawaii Driver's License!

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally gotten the whole thing to fit on her driver's license and state ide...

Hard Lessons at the DMV

Ko Im | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

I was trying to sell my car. I had a goal, an estimate and a walk-away point. After an hour-long drive to a buying company in wintry weather and a 30-...