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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.

Collared Wolf

Former DNR warden under investigation for wolf killing posted online about baiting in his yard

By: - February 29, 2024

A former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warden who served on the agency’s committee to create a new wolf management plan for the state is under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for killing a wolf in his yard in December. He has claimed self-defense, but he posted on Facebook in November […]

Republicans plan to appeal decision allowing Wolfe to stay at WEC

By: - February 28, 2024

Republican lawmakers said they are planning to appeal a January Dane County Circuit Court decision which found Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe is legally allowed to stay in her position.  In a legal filing Monday, an attorney for Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) and Senate President Chris […]

Evers urges finance committee to release $125 million earmarked for PFAS

By: - February 27, 2024

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday asked the Legislature’s Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee to release $125 million set aside for the remediation of PFAS contamination in the state budget last summer.  The funds have sat unused for months because the budget set aside the money but did not include a mechanism to spend it. PFAS are […]

Conservation group warns of effects of wake boats on Wisconsin lakes

By: - February 27, 2024

In a forthcoming report, a conservation group warns that the use of wake boats on the state’s lakes can pose harmful risks to aquatic plants and animals, increase erosion and transfer invasive species.  The report, released by Wisconsin Green Fire, is a review of the literature studying the effect that wake boats have on bodies […]

UW Tribal Tuition Promise divides Native communities over use of enrollment for eligibility

By: - February 26, 2024

UW-Madison freshman Arianna Reiter is part Stockbridge-Munsee and part Menominee Native American. She grew up on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation and later attended the Indian Community School in Milwaukee.  But despite her identity as a Native American, she’s 1/16th short of being eligible for enrollment in the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe, which means she is ineligible for UW-Madison’s […]

Rep. Janel Brandtjen speaking on the Assembly floor into a microphone

State ethics commission alleges illegal scheme by Trump joint fundraising committee, Rep. Brandtjen

By: - February 23, 2024

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission alleges that Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee and state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) were involved in a $40,000 campaign finance scheme to illegally funnel money to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ 2022 primary challenger.  The committee, Brandtjen and the challenger, Adam Steen, along with three county Republican parties and several other […]

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Senate Republicans have spent over $400k in surveillance lawsuit targeting Green Bay mayor

By: - February 21, 2024

Wisconsin Senate Republicans, led by Sen. André Jacque (R-DePere), have spent more than $400,000 fighting a lawsuit over the use of audio recording equipment in the City of Green Bay’s security system in an effort to politically damage Democratic Mayor Eric Genrich, according to federal court documents made public Tuesday.  The lawsuit was filed ahead […]

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What’s on the ballot and how to vote in 2024 Spring elections

By: - February 19, 2024

Wisconsin’s 2024 election cycle is set to kick off Tuesday with the nonpartisan spring primary election. Local races across the state with more than two candidates vying for seats will be on the ballot to determine who will run in the spring general election on April 2.  On Tuesday, the highest profile race will be […]

GOP Senators circulate PFAS groundwater standards bill while making last push on cleanup measure

By: - February 16, 2024

Republican Sens. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) and Eric Wimberger (R-Green Bay) are making a final effort to get their bill aimed at cleaning up PFAS contamination across the state signed by Gov. Tony Evers. At the same time, the pair has begun circulating a bill that would allow the DNR to continue moving forward with […]

Environmental group alleges illegal logging in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

By: - February 15, 2024

An environmental group alleged that a logging operation in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) has violated its contract by clear cutting sections of the forest and working while the ground is unfrozen. The group called on the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) supervisor for the forest to immediately halt the operation.  The timber sale is […]

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UW schools benefit financially from thousands of acres of former tribal land

By: - February 15, 2024

During the fall 2023 semester there were fewer than 700 Native Americans enrolled at Universities of Wisconsin schools, about 0.4% of the total student population, according to system data. Yet despite that minuscule proportion, Wisconsin’s Native American tribes continue to have a large impact on the UW System.  In the 2023 fiscal year, through a […]

Republicans ask to subpoena Supreme Court redistricting consultants

By: - February 9, 2024

Wisconsin Republicans filed a motion with the state Supreme Court, asking for the authority to subpoena the two independent consultants who earlier this month issued a report that stated proposed legislative maps from Republicans and their allies amounted to “partisan gerrymanders.”  The motion, filed by lawyers for Republican lawmakers and the conservative Wisconsin Institute for […]