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State Senate should approve proposed drone regulations
State Senate should approve proposed drone regulations

The use of drones could revolutionize business, government and law enforcement. Imagine, for example, small unmanned aircraft flying low to the ground to deliver precise measures of pesticides to agricultural fields, reducing the amount of dangerous chemicals used. Drones already have proved useful in search-and-rescue operations, combing large areas of inaccessible backcountry that manned planes and helicopters can't get to safely. But as drones make the transition from military device to civilian tool, they also threaten to bring a new level of intrusion into what little privacy remains to us in the Internet era. The public is understandably nervous. It was bad enough, many...

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