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Stories related to: drones

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State Government

California Lawmakers Consider Drone Rules

June 19, 2017 | Daniel Potter

California lawmakers are once again considering rules on where and when it’s okay to fly drones. In years past the governor has vetoed several drone bills.

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Environment

Two Drones Could Be Flying Over Placer County In Search For Mosquitoes

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has two new weapons in its fight against disease-carrying mosquitoes. The district plans to use drones to help spot places where mosquitoes could breed.

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Governor Brown To Decide Where Drones Will Fly

September 21, 2016 | Daniel Potter

Governor Jerry Brown is weighing several bills to restrict where drones are allowed to fly – including over state-managed parks and waters.

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FAA Probes Drone Near-Miss With Reno Firefighting Copter

June 17, 2016

(AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-miss between a hobby drone and a sheriff's helicopter in Reno during an aerial attack on a wind-whipped brush fire that was threatening dozens of suburban homes on the edge of the Sierra.

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State Government

Should You Buy Liability Coverage For Your Drone?

December 28, 2015 | Ben Bradford

As more drones fill the sky, the industry and elected officials are urging hobbyists flying them to get insurance.

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