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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.

Michael Monthey, an apprentice in the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, moves a herd of grazing cows to a new grazing area on Scott Mericka's farm in Dodgeville.

Evers sending $50 million of federal relief in direct aid to farmers

By: - August 18, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that $50 million from the federal government will go to  another round of direct aid payments to Wisconsin’s farmers and other agricultural producers.  The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act and the governor has some flexibility in how to spend it. This is the second time Evers has […]

Headshot of attorney general josh kaul at the state of the state speech

AG Kaul sues to remove Natural Resources Board member who has refused to leave

By: - August 18, 2021

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Tuesday to remove Fred Prehn from the Natural Resources Board.  Prehn, a Republican appointee of former Gov. Scott Walker, has refused to vacate his seat as board chair for months — taking advantage of what he says is a quirk in state law that has allowed him […]

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

Johnson says he didn’t read infrastructure bill

By: - August 17, 2021

Sen. Ron Johnson was one of 30 Republicans who voted against the recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill — yet in an appearance on the conservative Dan Bongino Show, Johnson said he hadn’t even read the bill.  The package passed the Senate last week but has not yet passed the House of Representatives. It could […]

What does it cost to be sued by WILL?

By: - August 10, 2021

So far this year, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has filed lawsuits against counties, cities, villages and towns across Wisconsin.  Those lawsuits can cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and strain government insurance policies as local government agencies defend themselves against the litigation. The suits have included challenging the use of […]

Man being evicted from his home or apartment with all the property tossed outside

Hundreds of millions unspent in aid as moratorium buys time for vulnerable tenants

By: - August 6, 2021

The CDC extended its eviction moratorium another 60 days in counties with high or substantial transmission rates of COVID-19, giving vulnerable tenants a chance to avoid eviction and aid agencies more time to disburse millions of dollars in federal rental assistance.  All but 16 Wisconsin counties are covered under the moratorium extension, according to CDC […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin Elections Commission deactivates more than 205,000 registered voters

By: - August 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Elections Commission ended the voter registration of more than 205,000 voters on July 31. The move complies with a state law that requires the commission to remove voters who have moved, died or not voted in four years from the active voter list.  The removal of voters from the registration list has been […]

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall

Republican-led committee votes to block COVID measures at UW schools

By: - August 3, 2021

Echoing Republicans’ fight last year to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home public health order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Republican-led Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) voted along party lines Tuesday to prevent officials at the University of Wisconsin System and its campuses from instituting measures to contain the […]

Green Bay’s new police chief led Portland’s protest response

By: - August 2, 2021

After he was passed over for open chief positions in Wisconsin’s two largest cities, Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Chris Davis has been hired as Green Bay’s new police chief. Davis was in charge of the police response to widespread protests and unrest in Portland throughout 2020. Last week, the Green Bay Police and Fire […]

UW-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee institutes COVID measures in the face of Republican objections

By: - July 30, 2021

Hours after state Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) introduced a proposed rule to prevent Wisconsin’s public universities from instituting measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UW-Milwaukee officials announced they are instituting those measures anyway on the second largest campus in the state.  In an email, university officials announced that everyone will be required to wear […]

School garden

USDA grants set to grow school garden, local food programs across the state

By: - July 30, 2021

More than $200,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to help schools across Wisconsin build or expand school garden programs and connect districts with local farmers.  The USDA Farm to School Grant program, established to bring more local food sources and better nutrition to students, is providing money to […]

Steve Nass

Sen. Nass moves to kneecap UW System’s COVID measures

By: - July 29, 2021

Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) is attempting to prevent Wisconsin’s public universities from instituting any measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. With just six weeks remaining before the fall semester begins, administrators are working to boost vaccinations among students as the contagious delta variant of the virus spreads across the state.  Nass, the co-chairman […]

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

UW System offering scholarship lottery as incentive for vaccination

By: - July 27, 2021

With just more than six weeks before the fall semester begins on UW campuses, the system’s administrators unveiled a program designed to give students an added incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Vaccinated students at universities that achieve at least a 70% vaccination rate by Oct. 15 will be eligible for a lottery to win […]