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.

Republicans announce hearings on UW free speech issues

By: - March 28, 2023

Republicans on the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities announced on Tuesday they’d be holding a series of hearings about free speech and “intellectual diversity” on Wisconsin’s public university campuses.  Republicans in the state have frequently complained that conservative voices are prevented from participating in campus discussions and earlier this year the University of Wisconsin […]

Holstein cows in a barn at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station's north campus near Stratford, Wis., Wednesday afternoon, July 11, 2018. Photo by Michael P. King/UW-Madison CALS

Kewaunee Co. farm, DOJ reach $215,000 settlement

By: - March 27, 2023

A Kewaunee County factory farm has agreed to a $215,000 settlement with the Wisconsin Department of Justice over allegations it improperly spread manure in Door and Kewaunee counties from 2018 to 2022.  The settlement with Kinnard Farms, which includes 16 industrial farming operations maintaining about 8,000 cows, also addresses allegations that   the farm failed […]

Richland Co. board members release plan to save UW-Richland campus

By: - March 27, 2023

A duo of Richland County board members released a plan Monday that aims to pull the UW-Richland campus from the brink of closure by adding bachelor degree programs, rebuilding the school’s recruitment efforts and sharing space with other local educational institutions.  The Richland Center community has been fighting since late last year to keep the […]

Kelly campaign runs shot-for-shot remake of racist Willie Horton ad

By: - March 24, 2023

This story has been updated with a comment from the Kelly campaign.  Conservative former Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly’s campaign for a vacant seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is running an ad on social media that is nearly a shot for shot remake of the “Willie Horton ad” run by supporters of former President […]

Supreme Court candidates accuse each other of lying, extremism in sole debate

By: - March 21, 2023

This story has been updated. In the only debate of an increasingly expensive and heated campaign between Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the two candidates exchanged attacks over their impartiality, legal histories and political allegiances.  During the debate, hosted […]

Green Bay City Hall | Green Bay government photo

Green Bay audio lawsuit filed by election deniers, Republicans with ties to mayoral challenger

By: - March 21, 2023

A fight over audio recording capabilities in the Green Bay city hall security system has drawn a lawsuit, calls for criminal charges and numerous headlines in the weeks leading up to the city’s April 4 mayoral election.  The lawsuit, filed by state Sen. Andre Jacque (R-DePere), the Wisconsin Senate and a couple of local political […]

Jan. 6 attendee spends month in Wisconsin campaigning for Kelly

By: - March 17, 2023

A right-wing activist who planned several “stop the steal” protests and was on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack has spent the month of March in Wisconsin campaigning on behalf of conservative state Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly.  Scott Presler, a Virginia native with a long history of right-wing […]

Evers’ DNR, agriculture appointees get confirmation hearings

By: - March 16, 2023

As the Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Senate begin holding confirmation hearings for cabinet-level positions leading a number of state agencies, Gov. Tony Evers’ nominee to run the state agriculture department breezed through with minimal questioning Wednesday while the nominee to run the Department of Natural Resources submitted to nearly an hour of in-depth […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in Outagamie County transportation fee case

By: - March 13, 2023

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case involving an Outagamie County town that created a “transportation utility district” as a method for raising the funds to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads and related infrastructure outside of the typical property tax system and its levy limits.  The lawsuit against […]

Kelly and Protasiewicz financial disclosures show only one candidate did partisan work

By: - March 10, 2023

Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly says the choice in the April 4 election for an open seat on the court is between “the rule of law” and “the rule of Janet.” Criticizing his opponent for saying she supports abortion rights and considers the Republican Legislature’s voting map “rigged,” Kelly makes the case that […]

Republican legislators take aim at local zoning rules to address Wisconsin’s housing shortage

By: - March 8, 2023

This week, Stevens Point residents attended a city council meeting to fight against a neighbor’s efforts to build an extension to their garage so their ailing in-laws have a place to move in.  Earlier this year, Madison residents mounted a campaign against the city’s efforts to change zoning rules to allow higher density apartments near […]

UW System president proposes 5% tuition increase

By: - March 6, 2023

University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman has proposed a 5% increase in tuition for in-state students, potentially raising the cost of public higher education in the state for the first time since lawmakers instituted a freeze on tuition more than a decade ago.  Rothman will ask the UW System Board of Regents to approve […]