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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.

An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Federal judge extends election deadlines, absentee ballots can be received until Nov. 9

By: - September 21, 2020

A federal judge on Monday extended a number of Wisconsin’s election-related deadlines, including a six-day extension to the date by which mailed absentee ballots must be received.  U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled that many of the barriers to voting that existed in the April election when he moved deadlines back in the state’s April […]

Wisconsin Badgers playing football in the snow

Covid spike or touchdown spike? Big Ten returns to the football field

By: - September 18, 2020

Shortly after it was announced that the Big Ten conference had backtracked and the University of Wisconsin-Madison would be playing football this year, the team’s Twitter account tweeted a meme video of a group of people celebrating in a crowded bar during a soccer game in 2016.  “You love to see it,” the tweet said. […]

Voters casting ballots. | Mario Tama/Getty Images

Report shows 19 cases of voter fraud over two years, five elections, nearly 7 million votes

By: - September 17, 2020

In the six elections since the 2018 midterms, Wisconsin elections clerks have reported 19 cases of voter fraud, irregularities or violations, according to data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  In those five elections, the 2018 general, 2019 spring, 2020 February primary, 2020 April and 2020 August elections, nearly 7 million votes were cast […]

Kenosha Protests

Protest policing is more complicated than “law and order”

By: - September 15, 2020

The role of the police in our society has been under a microscope since the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department in May. Local Policing is an ongoing series analyzing the culture, tactics and actions of departments big and small across Wisconsin. If you have a story to share about your local […]

Emails show Green Party asked Republican commissioner Spindell if he knew a ‘good lawyer’

By: - September 14, 2020

A Green Party official asked Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell to recommend a “good lawyer” in the days after the WEC did not allow the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates onto the 2020 ballot, according to emails obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner through an open records request.  The issue of the Green Party’s effort […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is seen before the start of the 2019 State of the State speech. Photo by Emily Hamer/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Green Party denied access to Wisconsin ballot

By: - September 14, 2020

In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a request to be allowed on the ballot from the Green Party’s candidates for president and vice president, Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker.  The decision was made days after the court ordered that elections clerks across the state halt the mailing of absentee ballots. Clerks are […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Stop the presses: printing shops forced by Supreme Court to stop work on ballots

By: - September 11, 2020

When the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered that the mailing of absentee ballots be halted Thursday afternoon, the Color Vision printing office in Edgar was two hours away from finishing Marathon County’s 98,000 requested ballots.  The order was made so the court could decide whether to add Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins’ name to the […]

Testing

Aside from big spike in Madison, UW schools face their own outbreaks, inconsistent data

By: - September 11, 2020

Two weeks into the semester at the 13 UW System schools, the plans for safely welcoming students back to campus seem to be falling apart as infections spread.   Before classes started, UW System President Tommy Thompson touted testing plans as the reason UW would succeed in bringing students back where other universities across the country […]

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Dane County Exec asks UW to send underclassmen home for semester

By: - September 9, 2020

After a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in Dane County, largely attributed to UW-Madison students returning to campus, County Executive Joe Parisi asked in an open letter for university officials to send underclassmen living in the dorms home for the semester.  Dane County has seen its highest daily infection rate of the pandemic since students […]

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall

Students say campus restrictions are ‘loosey-goosey’ as they wait for COVID-19 shoe to drop

By: - September 8, 2020

After one week of classes and before the long — and typically boozy — Labor Day weekend, the University of Wisconsin-Madison had already mandated that 420 fraternity and sorority members from nine organizations enter quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. After the long weekend, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank restricted all student movement. […]

Protesters gather in Kenosha the second night of protests on August 24th, 2020. This was before the clashes with police later that night. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Police shootings, racism and child trauma

By: - September 4, 2020

Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times in the back as Blake leaned into the driver’s side door of his car on Aug. 23, video of the incident shows. What the video doesn’t show is that three of Blake’s children were sitting in the back seat.  The children, ages 8, 5 […]

KENOSHA, WI - AUGUST 25: Law enforcement hold a line on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the city declared a state of emergency curfew, a third night of civil unrest occurred after the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, on August 23. Video shot of the incident appears to show Blake shot multiple times in the back by Wisconsin police officers while attempting to enter the drivers side of a vehicle. The 29-year-old Blake was undergoing surgery for a severed spinal cord, shattered vertebrae and severe damage to organs, according to the family attorneys in published accounts. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Trump, DOJ say $41 million coming to Wisconsin law enforcement, but specifics unclear

By: - September 3, 2020

Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Kenosha Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that $41 million will be sent to Wisconsin to be spent on public safety.  The funds are a continuation of Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric in the final months of this fall’s presidential campaign — which has made Kenosha a centerpiece […]