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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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Wisconsin Supreme Court race begins 10 months before election

By: - June 2, 2022

The election that will decide the partisan leaning of the Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t be held until next April, but two candidates have already jumped into the race.  The seat currently held by conservative Justice Patience Roggensack is set to be vacated when she retires at the end of her term. Conservatives hold a 4-3 […]

Five years after massive manure spill, residents fighting for clean water

By: - June 2, 2022

In late 2016, a pipe burst at the Emerald Sky Dairy, a factory farm in the town of Emerald in St. Croix County. The resulting leak ended up spilling nearly 300,000 gallons of manure into the surrounding wetlands and water systems.  The farm, which has a permit to operate as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation […]

Former Justice Michael Gableman | Screenshot from YouTube

Gableman review over budget, costing taxpayers nearly $900,000

By: - June 2, 2022

The review of the 2020 presidential election being conducted by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has surpassed the initial budget it was given from the Legislature last summer, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday.  Gableman was initially given a budget of $676,000 by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to look into baseless Republican allegations […]

Commissioner Dean Knudson of the WEC (screenshot from Zoom meeting)

WEC delays election of new chair following resignation of Republican commissioner

By: - May 25, 2022

Dean Knudson, a Republican appointee to the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and a former member of the Legislature who was an author of the legislation that created the body, resigned from his position on Wednesday ahead of its planned vote to elect a new chair.  Knudson said his resignation will be effective as soon as […]

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State Supreme Court weighs Madison schools’ gender policies

By: - May 25, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit over the Madison Metropolitan School District’s policy for students who wish to go by different pronouns than the ones they were assigned at birth.  At issue is an MMSD policy instituted in 2018 that requires teachers and staff to call students by their […]

Conspiracies with a cash bar: ‘Election integrity’ event rehashes long-debunked allegations

By: - May 25, 2022

Kenosha County Supervisor Brian Thomas said the “election integrity” event he organized was “strictly educational,” and that the people in attendance would be able to learn what was up with the 2020 presidential election. “Good, bad or indifferent,” he declared.  In a Kenosha banquet hall, tucked next to the “world famous” Brat Stop — where […]

Kenosha PD investigating more anti-semitic fliers left in yards

By: - May 23, 2022

Anti-semitic fliers have been left in the yards of Kenosha residents across the city a dozen times, according to Kenosha Police Lieutenant Joseph Nosalik.  This weekend, another round of the fliers — which contain the anti-semitic trope that the media is controlled by Jews and include a link to a website filled with conspiracies about […]

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Same-sex marriage partially protected in Wisconsin in a post-Roe future

By: - May 23, 2022

A leaked draft opinion that shows the conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion, has led people to worry that the right to same-sex marriage could be next.  That worry comes from Justice Samuel Alito’s interpretation of what counts as a right. […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Dane County judge says Gableman has ‘run amok’

By: - May 20, 2022

A Dane County judge said on Thursday that the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice conducting a partisan review of the 2020 presidential election has “run amok” and “gone rogue” as he continues to disregard the state’s open records laws.  In a hearing on Thursday, Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn was exasperated as an attorney for Assembly Speaker […]

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Supreme Court justice criticizes ‘nonsensical’ law allowing abusers to get gun permits

By: - May 20, 2022

In a unanimous ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a man who was convicted of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for breaking into his estranged wife’s home and threatening her while waving a two-by-four is eligible to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  The court found that the man “did not commit a crime […]

People attend a "Fight4Her" pro-choice rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. A coalition of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood and Population Connection Action Fund gathered to demand the end of the 'Global Gag Rule'. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Baldwin joins Democratic Senators asking tech companies to stop collecting abortion location data

By: - May 20, 2022

Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined 13 other Democratic U.S. Senators in signing a letter that asks two data companies to stop collecting and selling the location data of people who visit abortion clinics.  Led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the group called the data brokers SafeGraph and Placer.ai practices of selling location data to anyone “appalling.” […]

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Nationwide bird flu outbreak leads to online conspiracies

By: - May 20, 2022

A nationwide outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, has struck Wisconsin poultry farms, backyard chicken coops and wild flocks of birds. Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo has closed its bird exhibits and more than 3 million birds have been “depopulated,” according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection […]