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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.

CREP lands with conservation practices installed hold flood waters and keep soil and nutrients in place. (photo via DATCP flickr)

More Wisconsin properties at risk of flooding than FEMA estimates, report says

By: - June 29, 2020

There are currently 273,400 properties in Wisconsin that have a substantial risk of flooding, according to a new report from the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit that studies flood risks.  The First Street Foundation estimate is 1.9 times higher than what FEMA says is the number of vulnerable properties in the state. FEMA’s Flood Insurance […]

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As Dane County cases spike, officials again criticize county plan

By: - June 29, 2020

As Dane County faces a spike in new COVID-19 cases, a group of Madison Common Council members and county supervisors has requested the county quickly hire more contact tracers, adjust the metrics in its reopening plan, mandate the wearing of masks and shut down in-person service at all bars and restaurants.  The group of officials […]

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo by Gage Skidmore. (Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kaul sues Betsy DeVos over repeal of for-profit college rules

By: - June 25, 2020

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and 18 other state attorneys general filed a lawsuit this week against the U.S. Department of Education over the repeal of a rule that protected college students from fraud and placed restrictions on for-profit colleges.  The “Gainful Employment” rule was established in 2014 and required institutions to maintain a certain […]

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More racial inequality in Wisconsin schools than any other state, report shows

By: - June 25, 2020

Wisconsin’s state education system has the least racial equality in the United States, according to a report released Wednesday by the financial firm WalletHub.  Wisconsin’s dead last ranking comes two days after former U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. told members of the House Education and Labor Committee that COVID-19 had laid bare racial […]

PHOTOS: Aftermath of violent protests on Capitol grounds

By: - June 24, 2020

The morning after protests against racial injustice turned violent — with a state senator being attacked, a molotov cocktail being thrown into a government building and two statues outside the Capitol building torn down — cleanup crews were out and Republican legislators branded the protesters as violent “terrorists.” One of the statues torn down was […]

The arsenal in the hands of Wisconsin’s police

By: - June 24, 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 […]

Per-student appropriations

Wisconsin spends less on regional universities than other Great Lakes states, report says

By: - June 23, 2020

Wisconsin’s spending per student at its regional public universities (RPUs) has increasingly lagged behind the state’s neighbors in the Great Lakes region, according to a new study by the Brookings Institute.  In 2012, Wisconsin’s per student spending at the RPUs was bunched together with the five other states in the region — Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, […]

Thompson, Baldwin and moderator Mike Gousha in debate in 2012

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson named UW system interim president

By: - June 19, 2020

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson will serve as interim president of the University of Wisconsin System starting July 1, the UW System Board of Regents announced Friday. Thompson will hold the position until a second presidential search can be completed — likely at least a year from now.  Thompson will take the reins after University of […]

Capitol rally to support Dreamers as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up cases against the Trump administration's push to end the DACA program. 11/12/19

Relief, resolve as Wisconsin DACA advocates celebrate decision and look ahead

By: - June 19, 2020

At 8:59 Thursday morning, Daniel Gutierrez Ayala was obsessively refreshing his phone.  A minute later, the news he was looking for popped up — the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. As a recipient of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the […]

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Wisconsin’s small towns join call for racial justice

By: - June 18, 2020

For years the script was familiar.  Act one: Heinous act of police violence against a person of color in a major U.S. city goes viral. Act two: Community members in that city march and protest against the violence — perhaps charges are filed against the officer involved. Act three: Other major cities may have a […]

Wisconsin Elections Commission

WEC approves final draft to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters

By: - June 17, 2020

After several meetings to address the concept, the appropriations and the language, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) unanimously voted Wednesday to finalize sending an absentee ballot application to 2.7 million registered voters in Wisconsin.  Remarkably, the commission — divided 3-3 between Democrats and Republicans — voted 6-0 every step of the way despite frequently getting […]

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall

UW-Madison releases plan for on campus fall classes

By: - June 17, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Madison released its “Smart Restart” plan for welcoming students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  The plan involves adjustments to on-campus housing and dining, in-person classes and a change to the academic calendar as the school attempts to bring students back for the first time since the university went virtual […]