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US Defense Secretary Calls for Faster Technology Development

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly.

University students take on 360-degree video with VR film contest

As the interest round VR and 360-degree video heats up, students from the Rhode Island School of Design and New York University are competing in a "first-of-its-kind" VR film contest. Sponsored by 360fly, the contest has 22 finalistShow More Summary

Defense Secretary Visits Naval Installations during New England Trip

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members.

Former Tax Lawyer Jo Ann Rooney Named President Of Loyola Chicago

Jo Ann Rooney (J.D. 1987, Suffolk; LL.M. (Tax) 1991, Boston University), has been named the first lay President of Loyola University Chicago. She worked as a tax lawyer for several years in 1990s in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, before serving as CFO, COO, and in-house tax counsel for a financial...

Prison Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

The population of Cranston, Rhode Island, was 80,387 as of the 2010 census. Within its borders lies the state's only state prison, the Adult Correctional Institutions, which houses 3,433 inmates. A federal judge in Rhode Island ruled...Show More Summary

Epic Brewing Expands Distribution to Rhode Island

(Salt Lake City, UT)  – Epic Brewing is pleased to announce its further partnership with Atlantic Importing and Distributing … The post Epic Brewing Expands Distribution to Rhode Island appeared first on

“The Revival of the Three-Fifths Clause in a Rhode Island Prison Gerrymandering Case”

Derek the Muller: A federal district court handed down a memorandum and order for summary judgment in Davidson v. City of Cranston, a case concerning “prison gerrymandering” in Rhode Island. The court concluded that the city improperly drew districts that … Continue reading ?

Prison Gerrymandering Case Succeeds in Cranston, Rhode Island

District court opinion. Update: See this press release from Prisoners of the Census. … Continue reading ?

Photos: New Rhode Island Record Largemouth

Photo-1-FiledStream.jpg It was nearly dawn on Saturday, April 30, 2016, when Brandon Migliore landed Rhode Island’s largest documented largemouth bass using hook and line. The fish, an 11-pound 2-ounce behemoth, was pulled from Johnson’s...Show More Summary

Monday Morning Video – A Double Dose of Beach Slang

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Beach Slang, a Philadelphia rock band (apparently with some Rhode Island roots), passed through Boston last week and put on one hell of a show. The quartet unleashed a fury of guitars and attitude, much to the crowds delight. The set list was a moving target in the best way. Plenty of band originals, along […]

Sonia Sotomayor Tells Grads To Embrace The Awful 'Uh-Oh' Moments

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Between the moments you'll always remember and the ones you'd rather soon forget, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told University of Rhode Island graduates not to underestimate the cringe-worthy ones. "The 'ah-ha' moment is...Show More Summary

5 years later, Veterans Treatment Court is a success story

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — William Delaney, a former Marine, had already served four years of probation for an alcohol-related offense in Florida and was back in court, this time in Rhode Island, for driving under the influence. His newest brush with the law, combined with his alcoholism and depression, he feared, could close the door […]

Sotomayor to address University of Rhode Island commencement

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will address the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island and receive an honorary degree. Sotomayor will attend the Sunday afternoon commencement ceremony at the public university’s campus in South Kingstown. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on […]

Lunch Links: New Jersey Deficit, Rhode Island Surplus, Tampon Exemption Reaches Europe

Today is May 20, the date in 1899 when the first traffic ticket was issued (to a taxi driver speeding down Lexington Avenue in Manhattan at 12 mph). Traffic tickets generate over $6 billion a year in revenue for state and local governments. Here are some interesting links I came across: Fewer Shareholders Pay U.S. Show More Summary

The Moral Incoherence Of Drug Prohibition

Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The state of Rhode Island is considering the legalization of recreational marijuana, and some opponents of legalization have jumped in to demand the status quo continues. The Washington...Show More Summary

Police search for Rhode Island Trump fan who broke man’s camera: ‘Try and take it!’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Rhode Island police are looking for a man who took someone’s camera at a Donald Trump rally and purposely broke it, WPRI reported. Warwick police are asking for the public to help identify the man, who was seen in the video grabbing the camera, breaking it, then throwing it into the raucous...

Dan Hurley signs extension with Rhode Island

Rhode Island and head coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Hurley in Kingston until 2022. And this was despite the fact that the Rams went just 17-15 last season, finishing.500 in the Atlantic 10, after entering the year with a chance to win the conference. The college basketball […]

How Restaurateurs in Rhode Island Are Making No Tipping Work

The debate goes on The no-tipping movement suffered a major blow when Joe's Crab Shack, the first national chain to eliminate tipping, announced last week it will reinstitute a tipping policy after months of increasing labor expenses...Show More Summary

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