drones http://kuow.org en VIDEO: How A Drone Shot This Stunning Footage Of Washington Wildfires http://kuow.org/post/video-how-drone-shot-stunning-footage-washington-wildfires <p>As the Carlton Complex fire roared across central Washington state, Chelan videographer Sy Stepanov tagged along with a friend who owns a real estate firm to assess the damage.</p><p>Stepanov brought his drone to record video of the destruction. “When I got there, it was just a no-brainer," he said. "People need to see this.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:21:21 +0000 Jason Pagano 38701 at http://kuow.org VIDEO: How A Drone Shot This Stunning Footage Of Washington Wildfires Drone Helps Architects Restore Historic Building http://kuow.org/post/drone-helps-architects-restore-historic-building <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZ4jA4wd1c">[Youtube]</a><p>The Federal Aviation Administration ruled this week that Amazon and others cannot use drones to deliver packages &#8212; grounding a dream by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to streamline delivery times. The FAA says the commercial use of drones will remain illegal until further notice.<p>But with certain restrictions, drones can be used for research purposes, like helping with the restoration of a historic building in Camden, New Jersey. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:14:18 +0000 editor 37136 at http://kuow.org Drone Helps Architects Restore Historic Building BP Can Now Use Drones, But What About Other Companies? http://kuow.org/post/bp-can-now-use-drones-what-about-other-companies <p>Marcie Sillman talks to University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo about the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to allow BP to use drones in Alaska. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:14:53 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 36232 at http://kuow.org BP Can Now Use Drones, But What About Other Companies? How Drones Quietly Mapped Oso Landslide Area http://kuow.org/post/how-drones-quietly-mapped-oso-landslide-area <p>As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill in April that would have regulated drone use statewide, a consortium of disaster recovery specialists quietly negotiated the use of drones to make a 3-D model of the Oso mudslide.</p><p>Inslee vetoed the Legislature's bill on April 4 citing privacy and transparency concerns that he said were not adequately addressed, but he said he would still let drones fly in emergencies.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:33:17 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 33917 at http://kuow.org How Drones Quietly Mapped Oso Landslide Area Why Didn't FAA Choose Washington For Drone Testing? http://kuow.org/post/why-didnt-faa-choose-washington-drone-testing <p></p><p>Low population density and testing over water.</p><p>Those may be the reasons why the Federal Aviation Administration skipped over Washington state when selecting&nbsp;proposals for drone testing sites. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:55:36 +0000 Lisa Brooks 26323 at http://kuow.org Why Didn't FAA Choose Washington For Drone Testing? Noam Chomsky On Drone Attacks And The Decline Of US Power http://kuow.org/post/noam-chomsky-drone-attacks-and-decline-us-power <p>Ross Reynolds interview author Noam Chomsky about his latest book co-written with Andre Vltchek called "On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Attacks." Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:22:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 23329 at http://kuow.org Noam Chomsky On Drone Attacks And The Decline Of US Power Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing http://kuow.org/post/search-missing-idaho-hiker-turns-drones-crowdsourcing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/101613JR_HikerDrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A search effort for a missing hiker at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is turning to drone technology for help.<p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:47:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson 22221 at http://kuow.org Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast http://kuow.org/post/noaa-drone-flying-experimentally-olympic-coast <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062013TB_NOAAdrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civilian use of aerial drones is still greatly restricted, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has won permission to test a small unmanned aircraft off the Olympic Coast of Washington.&#160;</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;two-week trial run by the&#160;federal science agency is now underway.</span><p>The NOAA drone looks like an oversized remote-control model airplane. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:21:34 +0000 Tom Banse 15362 at http://kuow.org NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-30 <p>We'll get live updates from the scene of the bridge collapse in Skagit County from KUOW reporter Derek Wang.</p><p>In a major policy <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/23/remarks-president-national-defense-university">speech</a> Thursday, President Obama defended his administration's use of unmanned drones, but vowed to scale back their use in the future. He also renewed efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What are the unanswered questions about President Obama's counter-terrorism policy? What can we expect from the President moving forward?</p><p>The Seattle Mayor's race got a big shakeup recently when <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/">Tim Burgess</a> abruptly <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">dropped out</a> of the contest. How will this affect the rest of the candidates? Who does it help and who does it hurt?</p><p>And on his first day on the job, interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel made some <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">changes</a> to his staff. Does this signal more changes to come at the SPD?</p><p>What stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a> or send us a tweet&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/WeekdayKUOW">@WeekdayKUOW</a>.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13648 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News The Gardening Panel Returns! http://kuow.org/post/gardening-panel-returns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daffodils are pushing through the soil, though temperatures are still soggy and cold.&nbsp; Time to start getting those winter gardens ready for spring.&nbsp; Our </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/KUOWGreendays" style="line-height: 1.5;">gardening panel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns (on a new day – Monday!) to answer your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869&nbsp;or toll free 800.289.5869. You can also email weekday@kuow.org.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7941 at http://kuow.org The Gardening Panel Returns! Seattle Grounds Police Drones Program http://kuow.org/post/seattle-grounds-police-drones-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayor Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> put an end to a controversial&nbsp;&nbsp;program where unmanned miniature helicopters equipped with cameras would be used to fight crime.&nbsp;Critics had privacy concerns about police surveillance. The timing of Mayor </span>McGinn's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decision could become an issue in his re-election bid.</span> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:25:28 +0000 Cathy Duchamp 7937 at http://kuow.org Seattle Grounds Police Drones Program The Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Mental Illness http://kuow.org/post/complex-relationship-between-smoking-and-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent study from the Centers For Disease Control has found that nearly one-third of mentally ill adults are smokers. In fact, they’re 70 percent more likely to smoke than adults without mental illness. The relationship between cigarettes and mental hospitals is a complicated one. Historically, smoking was common in mental hospitals. It was even used as an incentive for patients at times. Now, more and more treatment facilities are becoming smoke-free. What does this mean for patients who rely on the habit for comfort?</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/health/psychiatric-hospitals-alter-rules-on-patient-smoking.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;ref=health" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pam Belluck </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has been writing about these issues. She covers health and science for The New York Times.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7888 at http://kuow.org The Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Mental Illness Seattle Police To Unveil New Surveillance Drones http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-unveil-new-surveillance-drones <p>This evening the <a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/10/24/want-to-see-how-our-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-works/">Seattle Police Department will display a drone aircraft</a> they plan to deploy as part of surveillance program using unmanned aerial vehicle. Ross Reynolds explores what the drones will be monitoring, who is concerned about privacy violations and hears listener reaction to the new drones.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:17:39 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2361 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police To Unveil New Surveillance Drones Seattle Police Seek Feedback On Drones http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-seek-feedback-drones <p>Seattle police are hoping to dispel concerns about privacy and encourage community support for their newly acquired drones by inviting the public to a <a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/10/24/want-to-see-how-our-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-works/">Q&amp;A at Garfield Community Center</a> tonight. We hear more about the SPD's drones, what they would be used for and how their use would be monitored.</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 2317 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police Seek Feedback On Drones