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Bezos Offers Update On Groceries, Drones

CEO Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon’s internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

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House Passes Drone, Government Surveillance Bills

Two bills that would restrict the use of drones and government surveillance in Washington state have been passed by the House.

02/17/2014

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Amazon’s Delivery Drones: An Idea That May Not Fly

Jeff Bezos’ idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.

CBS Seattle–12/03/2013

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Amazon Sees Delivery Drones As Future

Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.

CBS Seattle–12/02/2013

File photo of a drone. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg//U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

No-Go For Washington To Use Drone To Combat Wildfires

As the dry weather sets in and the wildfire season beckons, Washington state won’t have an aerial drone to help combat the expected blazes.

CBS Seattle–06/09/2013

File photo of a drone. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg//U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

North Dakota Officials: State Ideal Spot For Drones Test Site

Officials say North Dakota’s uncongested airspace and unpredictable weather make the state an ideal spot for an unmanned aerial systems test site.

05/27/2013

A member of the gallery holds up a sign protesting the use of drones during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.  The committee called industry experts to testify about the future use of drones in law enforcement. (AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)

Drone Industry Worries About Private Backlash

The civilian unmanned aircraft industry worries that it will be grounded before it can really take off because of fear among the public that the technology will be misused. For example, Seattle abandoned its drone program after community protests in February just after the Seattle Police Department had purchased two drones through a federal grant without consulting the city council.

CBS Seattle–03/29/2013

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Oregon Lawmakers Considering Bills To Regulate Use Of Drones To Ensure Privacy

As the nation debates the use of drones to hunt terrorism suspects abroad, Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate how drones could be used here.

03/20/2013

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Concerns Raised Over State Bill Restricting Drone Use

The state Department of Natural Resources and law enforcement organizations have expressed concerns over a measure that would impose various restrictions on the use and purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles.

CBS Seattle–02/20/2013

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Seattle Mayor Orders Police Department To Abandon Plan To Use Drones

Seattle’s mayor on Thursday ordered the police department to abandon its plan to use drones after residents and privacy advocates protested.

02/08/2013

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