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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.

Winnebago County Executive Jon Doemel

Winnebago Co. exec who ran as an independent hires GOP operative

By: - May 12, 2021

The newly sworn in Winnebago County Executive, Jon Doemel, ousted a longtime incumbent from the office in April by running as an independent who could merge both liberal and conservative ideas into the government of Wisconsin’s seventh largest county.  Yet in the first days of his term, he hired a Republican operative to serve as […]

State of the Tribes

State of the Tribes Address highlights racism and economic challenges, threats to Wisconsin’s environment

By: - May 12, 2021

Wisconsin’s 11 federally recognized Native American tribes are still dealing with generations of trauma, ongoing discrimination and the resulting economic challenges while working to protect the state’s natural resources, John Johnson Sr., president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, said at the 2021 State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin police union survey shows most Wisconsinites support body cams, views of cops divided on racial lines

By: - May 12, 2021

Wisconsin residents’ views of the police are split along racial, age and other demographic lines but most people support reforms such as requiring police officers to wear body cameras, according to a poll commissioned by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA).  The WPPA poll was released Tuesday as Wisconsin and the country grapple with racism […]

Voces de la Frontera

Voces protests removal of immigrant-centered policies from state budget by Republicans

By: - May 7, 2021

The Wisconsin State Capitol was closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It only took four days after reopening for Republicans in the Legislature to draw a large group of protesters to the hallway outside the Joint Finance Committee meeting (JFC).  On Wednesday, JFC co-chairs Sen. Howard Marklein […]

WILL lawyer, Wisconsin farmer appear on Tucker Carlson Show to allege racism against white farmers

By: - May 7, 2021

The president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), along with a Calumet County dairy farmer, appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show on Wednesday to discuss their lawsuit alleging a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) aimed at helping Black farmers is discrimination.  Carlson, who has spread racist conspiracy theories on […]

Tyson Foods’ expansion in west Tennessee is pitting longtime farmers against one of the nation’s biggest protein suppliers

By: and - May 6, 2021

BEECH BLUFF, TN — Larry Blankenship and his wife, Monica, lived in a trailer on his father’s farm for more than 30 years while saving for a home of their own. They finally did in 2019, moving into a pretty one-story ranch built where their trailer used to be.  But their joy was short-lived; the […]

Police watch as protesters gather on August 24th, 2020 in Kenosha. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Activists protest arrests in Kenosha, demand firing of cop who shot Jacob Blake

By: - May 5, 2021

More than six months after Jacob Blake was shot by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey last August, activists continue to push for change in the city.  In late April, three people were arrested during a sit-in outside of the Kenosha Public Safety Building, including Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake. The Kenosha News reported this week that […]

A Wisconsin tree farm. Photo courtesy of DATCP.

Evers appoints three to DATCP board, furthering his power over executive levers of government

By: - May 4, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers made three appointments to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on Tuesday, moving the body away from the influence of former Gov. Scott Walker and asserting control under his own appointees.  Evers has now appointed six of the members of the nine-person board that holds policy-making authority for the […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds gun conviction, but Bradley insists on right to get drunk and carry firearms

By: - May 4, 2021

In a 6-1 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Madison man who was intoxicated while he carried a firearm through his apartment after getting into an argument with his roommates and their friends.  But in a dissent, Justice Rebecca Bradley made a full-throated defense of the man’s Second Amendment right to […]

Barron Co. Sheriff

A northern Wisconsin women’s group’s BLM support blew up its relationships with police

By: - May 4, 2021

Six months ago, Embrace, an organization providing services and resources to survivors of gender-based violence in four conservative northwest Wisconsin counties, placed a Black Lives Matter sign outside its offices and posted an anti-racism statement on its website — two actions that set off a backlash resulting in ended partnerships, lost funding and national media […]

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Wisconsin State Capitol reopens to the public

By: - May 3, 2021

The public will be allowed back into the Wisconsin State Capitol starting on Monday, after more than a year closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email from the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA).  The public will have access to the building during business hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Visitors will […]

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall

Evers appoints three to UW Board of Regents, reshaping higher education in his vision

By: - April 30, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers announced three appointments to the UW System Board of Regents Friday, solidifying a majority of his appointees on the important body as it elects a new board president next month and looks toward a second attempt at finding a new president to lead Wisconsin’s public universities.  These appointments by Evers move control […]