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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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Most of Wisconsin’s district attorneys aren’t facing a contested re-election

By: - July 24, 2020

This fall, as Wisconsinites head to the polls, voters in only six will cast a ballot in a contested race for district attorney. Of those six, three will be decided in the August primary because only candidates of one party are running.  Florence, Langlade, Menominee and Shawano, Pierce, St. Croix and Waushara counties are the […]

Justice Department sending federal agents to Milwaukee in crackdown on Democrat-run cities

By: - July 23, 2020

Federal agents will be deployed to Milwaukee and several other midwestern cities run by Democrats in the coming weeks, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. The move is an escalation of occasionally violent federal intervention in cities that have seen large protests for racial justice.  Trump announced that as part of “Operation Legend” agents from the […]

State Street

How could COVID-19 reshape our cities?

By: - July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically upended society.  Dane County and the City of Milwaukee have mandated that everyone wear masks at restaurants, stores, and other indoor gathering places. Wisconsin spent months under a safer-at-home order that has been overturned, but the economic impact of the disease is still getting worse. On top of the pandemic, the […]

Homeland Security Investigations

White House Chief of Staff suggests Portland-style federal intervention in Milwaukee

By: - July 20, 2020

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows suggested on Sunday that federal agents could come to impose law and order in Milwaukee — a majority-minority city in a crucial presidential swing state.  Meadows referred to a crackdown on protesters in Portland, but didn’t say if any federal presence in Milwaukee would be similar to recent […]

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

UW-Madison details campus COVID-19 testing plan

By: - July 19, 2020

As UW-Madison prepares to welcome tens of thousands of students back to campus for its partially in-person fall semester, the school has announced its plans for campuswide COVID-19 testing Friday.  Because the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) plays an important role in processing test results for patients across the state, the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic […]

The ruins of what used to stand at an intersection near the Minneapolis Police Department Fifth Precinct. Macklin Caruso/Minnesota Reformer

Words matter. How do the police use them?

By: - July 16, 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 […]

Attorney General Josh Kaul in Marinette (Photo by Erik Gunn)

AG Josh Kaul joins lawsuit against ICE rule on international student visas

By: - July 13, 2020

Wisconsin is joining a lawsuit to stop U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from instituting a rule that prevents international students at colleges from retaining their visas if they don’t take in-person classes this fall, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Monday.  Last week, ICE announced it would not be renewing visas unless the students took […]

Liam Gunn Campus

As colleges debate reopening, freshmen cautiously prepare to leave home

By: - July 13, 2020

Fresh off the disappointment of having the end of high school ripped out from under them, the college-bound members of the high school class of 2020 are now staring down a very strange beginning to their collegiate careers.  Whether they’re moving across the country or staying close to home, every aspect of college life remains […]

Beloit College (photo by Robin Zebrowski / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Wisconsin’s universities condemn new ICE rule on international students

By: - July 9, 2020

International students at Wisconsin’s colleges and universities will have to leave the country if their school does not offer in-person classes, according to an announcement Monday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In response, a number of the state’s public and private schools condemned the move, which adds more pressure and confusion as the institutions […]

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Dane County institutes mask requirement

By: - July 7, 2020

An order from Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) will require everyone ages five and older to wear a mask in enclosed spaces in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The order will go into effect July 13 at 8 a.m. and will apply to the entire county.  “Public health research now shows […]

Tommy Thompson

Former Gov. Thompson takes over as UW System President

By: - July 6, 2020

Following a presidential search that failed to find a president, former Gov. Tommy Thompson took over as interim president of the UW system on Monday. Thompson is taking the reins from Ray Cross, who retired after five years in the role.  Cross was frequently criticized for ignoring the system’s shared governance practices — most recently […]

Butler Village Hall

A Waukesha County village, population 1,800, spends more per person on police than Milwaukee

By: - July 6, 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 […]