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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

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Assembly Republicans come out with guns blazing in first session of 2022

By: - January 20, 2022

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly passed a number of bills on Thursday that loosen the state’s gun laws, allowing guns to be carried on school grounds and in places of worship and for people younger than 21 to carry concealed firearms.  The bills were all passed by Republicans in voice votes in the Assembly’s first […]

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in redistricting case

By: - January 19, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case that will decide the state’s political maps for the next decade on Wednesday.  The seven justices focused their questions on how to balance competing interests such as compliance with the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and maintaining municipal boundaries as they work out how to draw […]

CAMBRIDGE, WI - APRIL 25: Cows walk from a barn after being milked on Hinchley's Dairy Farm on April 25, 2017 near Cambridge, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bipartisan group of legislators discuss supporting Wisconsin agriculture at dairy event

By: - January 19, 2022

A group of four legislators from both sides of the aisle discussed how state policies can support Wisconsin agriculture and the dairy industry at an event hosted by the Dairy Business Association (DBA) on Tuesday.  Sens. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) and Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and Reps. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) and Don Vruwink (D-Milton), spoke […]

Madison mayor pushes for voting rights legislation, calls out Wisconsin Republicans in online event

By: - January 18, 2022

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, criticized the “unreasonable and ridiculous” attacks on American democracy from Republicans in the state Legislature as she called for federal action on voting rights during a virtual event hosted by the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit, progressive policy institute based in Washington, DC.  Rhodes-Conway appeared at the event with Houston […]

Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers a speech to a crowd of approximately 7,000 people on May 17, 1967 at UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza in Berkeley, California. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

MLK Day events set for across Wisconsin

By: - January 17, 2022

Across Wisconsin, communities, religious groups and other organizations are holding events on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  In Madison, there’s a week of events planned that include religious services of all faiths and a community service week put on by the UW-Madison Athletics Department.  The holiday itself will feature a youth call […]

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UW System names two finalists in search for permanent president

By: - January 14, 2022

The chairman and CEO of a prominent law firm based in Milwaukee and the Chancellor of UW-Eau Claire were named as finalists in the search for a permanent UW System president on Friday.  The university system has been without a permanent president for nearly two years after the initial, widely criticized search failed because enough […]

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Judge sides with right-wing law firm, ending use of drop boxes in Wisconsin elections

By: - January 13, 2022

A Waukesha County judge ruled on Thursday that guidance sent last year from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to municipal clerks across the state about how to implement absentee ballot drop boxes is contrary to state law. The decision from Judge Michael Bohren is a win for Republicans and the right-wing legal firm, the Wisconsin […]

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Tommy Thompson won’t rule out run for 5th term as governor

By: - January 12, 2022

Former Republican governor and current interim UW System President isn’t ruling out running for a fifth term as governor.  The 80-year-old said in an interview with WISN12 on Tuesday that he’s still able to do the job.  “Everything is on the table,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s in the cards. But, I’m physically and […]

Speaker Robin Vos at 11/17/20 news conference

Supreme Court rules Vos must be deposed about Gableman investigation records

By: - January 12, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) must sit for a deposition in a public records lawsuit filed against him by government watchdog group American Oversight.  American Oversight is seeking records pertaining to the partisan review of the 2020 presidential election by former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. American […]

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WEC continues to deal with Republican election blitz

By: - January 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) continued to feel the crush of Republican pressure on the agency  through investigations and legal maneuvers in a meeting on Tuesday. The bipartisan commission, consisting of three Republicans and three Democrats, has become the focus of Republican ire due to the conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. The attacks […]

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Bail reform debate proceeds without data following Waukesha tragedy

By: - January 11, 2022

In the weeks since Darrell Brooks Jr. drove his car through the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Nov. 21, Wisconsin policymakers have been engaged in a debate about the state’s bail system. Brooks was out of jail for a previous crime on $1,000 — an amount legislators of both parties and Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm […]

Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition by Tony Webster CC BY 2.0 A yard sign in Mellen, Wisconsin reads: "This Time Wisconsin Deserves Fair Maps," paid for by the Fair Elections Project, FairMapsWI.com. The political sign supports redistricting legislation to reform gerrymandering.

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules Republican congressmen can’t submit amended map proposal

By: - January 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 4-3 decision that the state’s Republican members of Congress won’t be able to submit a new version of their proposed state political maps in the case to decide the boundary lines for the next ten years of Wisconsin elections.  The court’s three liberal-leaning justices were joined […]