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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.

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Mitchell pushes judicial fairness as he tries to escape Barnes campaign shadow

By: - February 9, 2023

Everett Mitchell says that his competency as a judge is never why people say he can’t be elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court this spring.  Instead, he’s been dogged by questions — and fears from the state’s left wing — about nominating a Black man in a statewide race on the heels of former Lt. […]

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Evers makes Board of Regents appointment, furthering control of UW System

By: - February 6, 2023

Gov. Tony Evers appointed Dr. Joan Prince to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Monday, further establishing the majority of his appointees on the body that controls the UW System.  Prince is taking the vacated seat of Tracey Klein, an appointee of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who resigned last year. Prince, […]

Conservation groups complain of being shut out by conservation congress rule change

By: - February 3, 2023

Conservation groups are raising an alarm about a rule change made by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) which would make it harder for citizens to contribute questions to an annual survey that policymakers use to shape statewide policies on issues such as water quality and hunting rules.  The WCC was created in 1934 and has […]

Controversial UW free speech survey finds students afraid to express views in class

By: - February 3, 2023

A majority of UW System students surveyed about free speech issues on the state’s campuses said they were scared to express their views on certain issues in class, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.  The controversial survey, which had previously been delayed because of initial pushback from faculty and administrators, was sent […]

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Dorow tells convicted drug dealers they ‘should be held responsible’ for overdose deaths

By: - February 2, 2023

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow has overseen more drug-induced homicide cases over the last five years than any of her Waukesha County colleagues, state court records show. Dorow has frequently told drug users and drug dealers they must be held responsible for providing the drugs that ultimately killed another person […]

‘Students learn here’: Richland Center residents make plea to save campus

By: - January 27, 2023

The Pippin Conference Center at Melvill Hall on UW-Richland’s campus was packed to the brim Thursday evening as community members, current and former faculty and students made their emotion-filled case to keep in-person instruction on the campus.  Late last year, UW System President Jay Rothman announced that UW-Richland, now the smallest of the system’s two-year […]

Natural Resources Board discusses water quality, bear management in first meeting with new members

By: - January 26, 2023

In its first meeting in nearly two years without a member holding onto his seat long past its expiration, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved new water quality standards and the 2023 bear harvest quota without the acrimony that has shaken the state’s conservation policy making since 2021.  The meeting Wednesday was the first in […]

Groups petition U.S. Forest Service to ban hound hunting in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

By: - January 23, 2023

A group of conservation and wildlife protection organizations have sent a petition to the U.S. Forest Service asking the agency to ban hunting with hounds within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) in northern Wisconsin.  The controversial practice is common among Wisconsinites who hunt bears, coyotes, fox, bobcats and, when allowed, wolves. Opponents of hounding say […]

Richland County considers suing UW System to save UW-Richland campus

By: - January 20, 2023

Community members and local leaders are weighing their legal options after the University of Wisconsin System’s decision to end in-person classes on the UW-Richland Center campus last year.  UW-Platteville, the four-year university that operates the campus, has proposed that Richland focus on online education while the county considers suing the System for violating its contract. […]

New DNR Secretary wants agency to ‘be a leader not a follower’

By: - January 20, 2023

In a speech at his daughter’s wedding, Adam Payne, the newly appointed secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), told a story about the first time he went deer hunting with her and the joy they shared when she harvested a doe and buck that day.  In an interview with the Wisconsin Examiner, […]

Two dozen private wells contaminated with PFAS found in northern town of Stella

By: - January 19, 2023

Testing has revealed that 24 private wells in the Town of Stella outside of Rhinelander are contaminated with levels of PFAS higher than the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s standards.  The contamination was found when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was randomly sampling 450 wells across the state for PFAS and found one well […]

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Democratic senators, voting rights groups call for Spindell’s removal from WEC

By: - January 19, 2023

Wisconsin Senate Democrats and voting rights groups have called for Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell to resign or be removed from his post after comments he made celebrating the suppression of Black and Hispanic votes in last year’s midterm elections.  The comments, which Spindell made in a memo to members of the 4th Congressional District […]