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Major companies in talks with state drone program

...its first official flight in May 2014, UAF's drone test site became the second in the country to be considered operational...Administration.The university now runs one of six operational test sites in the U.S. Oregon, Hawaii and Iceland are partners...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/major-companies-talks-state-drone-progr
State | AK legislature
Anchorage Assembly schedules hearing on marijuana sales ban

...be Anchorage's next mayor.She has said the municipality should take a wait-and-see approach and should not be a test site for commercial marijuana in Alaska.The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska is working to have people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-16/anchorage-assembly-schedules-hearing-ma
State
Got unwanted musk oxen? Try bear urine to ward them off

...Well, you can buy it commercially. The Internet's a wonderful thing."The experiment will continue for a while at test sites. In the meantime, he recommends people use chain-link fences and dog kennels to keep their pets safe from the musk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/got-unwanted-musk-oxen-try-bear-urine-w
State
Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, test site in the country."Alaska is positioned...very first flight at any of the UAS test sites is groundbreaking for us because...into our national airspace."The test sites are the result of a 2012 congressional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-06/fairbanks-flight-opens-unmanned-aircraf
State
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...priorities here are NextGen and the UAS test site," Long said.The UAS, or Unmanned Aerial System, test site sponsored by the University of Alaska...said the uniqueness of the Alaska test site, combined with the support, financially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/new-alaska-faa-chief-focused-safety
State
Filming Alaska from above

...December that Alaska was one of six states selected as a testing site for drones. The University of Alaska was named a test site operator and will oversee testing in Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon.The announcement was part of a bill passed by Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/filming-alaska-above
State | Local
First wave of prefiled legislation released

...a person or imminent and substantial damage to property.The proposal comes on the heels of Alaska being chosen as a test site for the integration of drones into U.S. airspace.Higgins also introduced one of at least two bills that would repeal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/first-wave-prefiled-legislation-release
State
Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

...Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones - a critical next step...moving."The competition for a test site was robust, with 25 entities in...However, the designation as a test site doesn't come with a financial award...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31
State
Unmanned aircraft industry takes off in Alaska

...was tasked with choosing six UAV test sites across the country.UAF Geophysical...pushing for Alaska to be one of the test sites and has said that given the state's...The FAA is expected to choose the test sites by the end of the year.A test site...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-26/unmanned-aircraft-industry-takes-alaska
State
Drones will fly Alaska's skies

...University of Alaska was named one of the test site operators and will oversee testing...proposal "contained a diverse set of test site range locations in seven climatic...will serve as director for the test sites."We've been working with the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/drones-will-fly-alaskas-skies
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