Michigan Live: Maps of 6,300 miles of Michigan forest roads open for ORV use added to statewide database. “There are more than 6,300 miles of state forest roads in Northern Michigan available for off-road vehicle use. And now there’s a database to find those roads. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released final maps detailing the 6,339.5 miles of Northern Michigan state forest roads open to ORV use.”
ABC 12: MSP database contains millions of photos of Michigan residents. “You might expect the police to have access to your driver’s license photo, but what about your social media photos as well? It’s called the Statewide Network of Agency Photos or Snap. Michigan State Police’s database of photos. Millions of them, possibly of you, me and a whole lot of other people in the state of Michigan. Photos you had no idea law enforcement had access to.”
Michigan: AG Nessel serves defendant via social media for judgment of nearly $800,000 . “Using a savvy delivery method, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel served a default judgment for nearly $800,000 and an injunction against the owner of Fan Authentics, a purported online sports-themed retailer. Christopher Carr, 23, formerly of Troy, is required to pay the obligations within 28 days of the order’s entry. Carr fled Michigan and stopped responding to the Department through ordinary channels, so Nessel sought and obtained an order from Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Clinton Canady III allowing the Department to serve Carr through Facebook, where the defendant remains active.”
University of Michigan: New Digital Archive At U-M Highlights History Of Detroit’s Jewish Community. “The University of Michigan just unveiled a rich new resource that documents the history of Southeast Michigan’s Jewish community over the last century. On Monday, Nov. 5, the U-M Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.” Did I miss the URL in the article? Here it is: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews .
Michigan Newswire: Tribal and state partners collaborate to digitally preserve petroglyphs in Michigan’s Thumb. “Tribal and state partners are working closer than ever to care for and preserve more than 100 petroglyphs carved into a large sandstone outcrop on the Cass River floodplain using laser technology. ‘We created digital models of the Sanilac Petroglyphs with harmless pulses of light that detect and measure the 3D world,’ said Stacy Tchorzynski, an archaeologist at the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and project manager for the Sanilac Petroglyphs. ‘This is an ambitious collaboration between SHPO and MDOT, in partnership with the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Michigan History Center, DNR.'”
WZZM: Website would list potholes dotting Michigan highways. “Want to avoid rim-busting potholes on your way into work? There may be an app for that. A house bill introduced this week calls for an online database that lists potholes on Michigan highways. While the Michigan Department of Transportation already takes pothole reports, a bill introduced by Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, would put that information online.”
WLNS: New website features fiscal data on Michigan public schools. “The fiscal health of each public school in Michigan now can be viewed on a new website. The Michigan Treasury department says the MI School Financials Dashboard is easy to use and provides visual financial data about local and intermediate school districts and public academies.”