Seattle mayor pulls plug on controversial drone program

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is ending the controversial unmanned aerial vehicle program — before the drones ever took official flight. “Today I spoke with Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and we agreed that it was time to end the unmanned aerial vehicle program, so that SPD can focus its resources on public safety and the… Read More

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: We are the city of the future

When Seattle hosted the World’s Fair 50 years ago, people predicted a 2012 full of flying cars and jetpacks. Of course, that hasn’t happened yet. But speaking to a packed house Thursday night as part of Ignite Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn made it clear that those same people were correct about at least one thing…. Read More

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McGinn: UW, Seattle want great ideas for unused fiber

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and University of Washington President Michael Young are holding a news conference right now outlining plans to open up the city’s unused fiber-optic data infrastructure for proposals from telecom companies, cable companies and others to raise the level of Internet service available in neighborhoods such as South Lake Union and the… Read More