Interest is expressed by everyone from surf enthusiasts and real estate agents to scientists, conservation groups and tech-savvy entrepreneurs to politicians eager to attract aerospace dollars. The military, which has a history of testing drones in the islands, is eager to see Hawaii experience a new kind of buzz. But not everyone is pleased. While many welcome drones to the islands, others are seeking to ban or limit their use.
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