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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.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Abraham Lincoln looks out over Bascom Hill on campus by Phil Roeder via Flickr CC BY 2.0

UW-Madison reports 90% of campus is fully vaccinated

By: - September 2, 2021

Less than a week before classes begin, UW-Madison reported that 90% of its campus community is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The school has reached a high vaccination rate despite UW System leadership shying away from vaccine mandates — even though other, similarly sized Big Ten universities have gone ahead with vaccine requirements.  As of Sept. […]

Prairie du Chien Memorial Library

Donations of LGBTQ books flood into Prairie du Chien library following Van Orden report

By: - September 1, 2021

The Prairie du Chien library has received dozens of donations of LGBTQ-themed books in recent days after a staff member was harassed by Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden over an LGBTQ Pride Month display.  The La Crosse Tribune reported last week that in June, Van Orden went to the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, […]

Emails show Prehn coordinated with Republican officials, lobbyists as he clings to expired seat

By: - August 30, 2021

Fred Prehn, the chair of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) who has generated controversy and complaints for refusing to vacate his seat after his term expired in May, coordinated and communicated with high-profile Republican officials and lobbyists as he planned to maintain Republicans’ grip on the state’s conservation policy, emails obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner […]

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Still avoiding vaccine mandates for UW, Thompson dares Legislature to fight him over masks

By: - August 27, 2021

UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson warned legislative Republicans against picking a fight with him over COVID-19 mitigation measures as he reiterated his stance against mandating vaccines for students, staff and faculty on UW campuses.  The former Republican governor, who made news earlier this week when he dared legislators to sue him and the UW […]

"Ron Johnson" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Wisconsin mayors say Johnson neglected his job during infrastructure debate

By: - August 26, 2021

A group of Wisconsin mayors say Sen. Ron Johnson neglected to look out for Wisconsin when the Senate recently took action on a major piece of legislation.  Earlier this month, the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that would improve roads, highways and bridges across the country while expanding green energy and access to […]

Kelly and Eric Maday

Family files complaint against Ashland Schools alleging discrimination against Native students

By: - August 26, 2021

An Ashland family that alleged in February the School District of Ashland was enforcing COVID-19 mitigation policies differently against their Native American students than their white counterparts has now filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that states the district has systematically discriminated against Native students.  Kelly and Eric Maday filed […]

Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.), left, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, makes opening comments during a hearing titled “Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Year in Review,” in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 2019. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan was one of four witness testifying. CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Johnson pushes Ivermectin and vaccine conspiracies despite federal warning

By: - August 25, 2021

Sen. Ron Johnson has made multiple podcast and radio appearances this week in which he pushes Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 while fear mongering about vaccinations. And he’s continued to do so, even after clear warnings that his message is dangerous.  Johnson, who has regularly argued for the use of unproven drugs such as […]

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.

Competing lawsuits filed in state, federal court as fight over Wisconsin redistricting ramps up

By: - August 23, 2021

The fight over the drawing of new legislative districts in one of the most gerrymandered states in the country ramped up Monday with two lawsuits filed, one each by liberal and conservative groups.  Those lawsuits, filed in federal and state court, ask for judges to draw new districts ahead of the 2022 elections in anticipation […]

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Conservative think tank connected to former Gov. Walker calls to end Wisconsin Elections Commission

By: - August 23, 2021

A conservative think tank — run by a former staffer for then-Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and connected to former Gov. Scott Walker — has called for abolishing the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and moving the administration of state elections to the elected secretary of state.  The think tank, the Institute for Reforming Government, called […]

Kenosha Protests

One year after Jacob Blake shooting, Kenosha is still looking for answers

By: and - August 23, 2021

The incident, which started as a domestic call during a child’s birthday party, took place on a Kenosha street on a Sunday afternoon in late August. Neighbors took a cell phone video as Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey fired eight shots into Jacob Blake’s back. The video went viral, quickly igniting a firestorm. The small […]

Legislative Republicans join fight to stop transfer of power on Natural Resources Board

By: - August 20, 2021

Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature are trying to join the fight to keep an appointee of former GOP Gov. Scott Walker in his post as chair of the Natural Resources Board long after his term has expired.  The board member, Fred Prehn, has refused to leave his seat even though his term expired on […]

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School boards across Wisconsin face contentious meetings and ‘bullying’

By: - August 20, 2021

Across Wisconsin, school boards have become the battleground for some of the state’s most contentious fights over COVID-19 mitigation policies and the country’s effort to grapple with its history of racism.  In Oconomowoc, three school board members resigned earlier this week, citing a “toxic” environment. In Whitefish Bay, parents attending a school board meeting jeered […]