drones http://nwpr.org en Task Force Starts Work On New State Drone Regulations in Wash. http://nwpr.org/post/task-force-starts-work-new-state-drone-regulations-wash <p>Imagine looking out your window to see a drone hovering outside. That happened earlier this month to a partially-dressed Seattle woman who was startled and outraged. That incident came up Monday as a Washington state task force convened for the first time to develop privacy rules for drones – something Oregon and Idaho have already done. The Washington task force quickly narrowed its focus.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:31:31 +0000 Tom Banse 48326 at http://nwpr.org Task Force Starts Work On New State Drone Regulations in Wash. FAA Decision Clears The Way For Testing Of Drones In Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/faa-decision-clears-way-testing-drones-oregon <div></div>The Federal Aviation Administration will soon allow the testing of unmanned aerial vehicles - or drones - in the skies above Oregon. This morning the FAA announced it had selected a joint proposal from Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii to be among six newly designated drone testing sites across the US. Oregon Public Broadcasting's David Nogueras reports.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:43:53 +0000 David Nogueras 39369 at http://nwpr.org Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing http://nwpr.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 00:03:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35824 at http://nwpr.org Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing Drone Restrictions Moving Forward At Oregon Capitol http://nwpr.org/post/drone-restrictions-moving-forward-oregon-capitol <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">New restrictions on drones are moving forward in the Oregon legislature. Lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday on a measure that would limit the way law enforcement can use unmanned aircraft.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:29:37 +0000 Chris Lehman 29965 at http://nwpr.org Drone Restrictions Moving Forward At Oregon Capitol NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast http://nwpr.org/post/noaa-tests-flying-drone-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. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:41:11 +0000 Tom Banse 29713 at http://nwpr.org NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast Northwest Professor Turns To Drones In Quest For Sasquatch http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-professor-turns-drones-quest-sasquatch <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042613JR_BigfootDrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A Northwest anthropologist has risked his career in pursuit of what the rest of science considers a myth. Jeff Meldrum of Idaho State University is the nation’s lone academic trying to make the scientific case for Bigfoot. It’s no joke. Now he's even raising money to launch an unmanned aircraft that would scan the Northwest's forests for the large, hairy creature.<p>Meldrum gets frustrated when he walks into Barnes and Noble. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:01:51 +0000 Jessica Robinson 26561 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Professor Turns To Drones In Quest For Sasquatch Hobbyists Welcome Proposed Changes To Drone Legislation http://nwpr.org/post/hobbyists-welcome-proposed-changes-drone-legislation <p>People who fly unmanned aircraft for fun say new changes to an Oregon drone bill have addressed their concerns. An Oregon Senate panel will consider the measure Wednesday.</p><p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:34:52 +0000 Chris Lehman 24389 at http://nwpr.org ODFW to Launch Unmanned Drone on Oregon Coast http://nwpr.org/post/odfw-launch-unmanned-drone-oregon-coast <p>Wildlife officials plan to launch an unmanned aircraft on the Oregon coast. They hope the drone will allow them to monitor seabird populations on hard-to-reach rocky islands that serve as nesting grounds. KLCC&rsquo;s Jes Burns reports. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:08:09 +0000 Jes Burns 12138 at http://nwpr.org Central Oregon Considered For Drone Testing Area http://nwpr.org/post/central-oregon-considered-drone-testing-area <p>For years now, the US military has flown unmanned drones over hotspots like Iraq and Afghanistan. Drones gather intelligence and at times conduct attacks on the battlefield. But here at home, drones have largely been absent from American skies. That however is about to change. The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to select 6 areas throughout the US for drone testing. And as OPB&#39;s David Nogueras reports, there&rsquo;s an effort underway in Oregon to compete for one of those spots. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:28:06 +0000 David Nogueras 8534 at http://nwpr.org