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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.

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Dane County judge says Gableman has ‘run amok’

By: - May 20, 2022

A Dane County judge said on Thursday that the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice conducting a partisan review of the 2020 presidential election has “run amok” and “gone rogue” as he continues to disregard the state’s open records laws.  In a hearing on Thursday, Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn was exasperated as an attorney for Assembly Speaker […]

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Supreme Court justice criticizes ‘nonsensical’ law allowing abusers to get gun permits

By: - May 20, 2022

In a unanimous ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a man who was convicted of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for breaking into his estranged wife’s home and threatening her while waving a two-by-four is eligible to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  The court found that the man “did not commit a crime […]

eople attend a "Fight4Her" pro-choice rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. A coalition of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood and Population Connection Action Fund gathered to demand the end of the 'Global Gag Rule'. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Baldwin joins Democratic Senators asking tech companies to stop collecting abortion location data

By: - May 20, 2022

Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined 13 other Democratic U.S. Senators in signing a letter that asks two data companies to stop collecting and selling the location data of people who visit abortion clinics.  Led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the group called the data brokers SafeGraph and Placer.ai practices of selling location data to anyone “appalling.” […]

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Nationwide bird flu outbreak leads to online conspiracies

By: - May 20, 2022

A nationwide outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, has struck Wisconsin poultry farms, backyard chicken coops and wild flocks of birds. Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo has closed its bird exhibits and more than 3 million birds have been “depopulated,” according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection […]

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Voters fight Wisconsin Republican congressmen’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit aiming to bar them from office

By: - May 19, 2022

A group of voters suing to prevent Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) from holding public office is fighting an effort by the congressmen to dismiss the lawsuit.  In March, a group of ten voters filed a lawsuit against Fitzgerald, Johnson and Tiffany for their roles in the attempt […]

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Rep. Pocan introduces bill to impose moratorium on large agribusiness mergers

By: - May 19, 2022

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Black Earth), along with Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), introduced legislation Wednesday that would place an indefinite moratorium on acquisitions and mergers in the food and agricultural industry.  The aim of the legislation is to halt growing concentration in agriculture among a few […]

Law Forward files lawsuit against Wisconsin’s fraudulent electors

By: - May 17, 2022

Progressive legal outfit Law Forward filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the ten Republicans who fraudulently cast electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2020 and the two lawyers who assisted their plan.  The lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court with assistance from the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) […]

New UW-Madison chancellor says she can ‘find common ground’ with hostile Republican legislators

By: - May 17, 2022

It didn’t take long after the University of Wisconsin System announced Dr. Jennifer Mnookin as the new chancellor of UW-Madison on Monday for Republicans in the Legislature to attack her hiring as a “blatantly partisan” choice.  Powerful Republicans, including the Assembly Speaker, the chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges and several […]

Wisconsin ACLU investigating activist’s Dane County courtroom arrest

By: - May 17, 2022

The Wisconsin ACLU is investigating the arrest of an activist outside of a Dane County courtroom earlier this month with the organization’s president saying it was “undoubtedly an unconstitutional violation.”  Jessica Williams, an employee of the racial justice non-profit Freedom Inc., was arrested on May 6. Williams was attending a sentencing hearing for Kenyairra Gadson, […]

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UCLA Law dean named next chancellor of UW-Madison

By: - May 16, 2022

The dean of the University of California, Los Angeles law school, Dr. Jennifer Mnookin, was chosen by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents to be the next chancellor of UW-Madison.  Mnookin has led the UCLA law school since 2015. She was unanimously approved to be the 30th leader of UW-Madison, replacing the outgoing […]

Evers orders flags lowered to half-staff to honor Hmong-Lao Veterans Day

By: - May 13, 2022

Gov. Tony Evers ordered the U.S. and Wisconsin flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Hmong-Lao Veterans Day.  Last year, Evers signed a bill designating May 14 to honor the Hmong-Lao people, many of whom fought with the U.S. during the Vietnam War. May 14 is the 47th anniversary of the last […]

DNR update to logging rules raises alarms for activists

By: - May 13, 2022

An update to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules that guide logging on public lands has raised concerns among activists that the department will allow more trees to be cut down and harm the state’s northern forests.  The DNR’s Forestry Best Management Practices Advisory Committee is working to update the department’s best management practices […]