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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.

State Senate hears testimony on radically limiting federal government

By: - March 24, 2021

State Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) has moved from attempts to restrict the voting rights of Wisconsinites to an attempt to call a constitutional convention aimed at radically limiting the powers of the federal government.  As chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection, Stroebel held a hearing Wednesday on Senate […]

Rural Housing

Wisconsin’s housing crunch holds back rural economies

By: - March 19, 2021

Last spring, the U.S. Navy and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) reached a deal worth up to $5.5 billion to build a new generation of ships in northeastern Wisconsin. The global shipbuilding corporation is spending hundreds of millions of dollars upgrading the shipyard in Marinette County to accommodate the project.  “I value the partnership we have […]

Evers Capital Budget

Republicans reject Gov. Evers’ entire plan for building projects, including $1 billion for UW System

By: - March 18, 2021

In a continuation of Wisconsin Republican Legislators’ strategy of obstructing Gov. Tony Evers’ agenda, the State Building Commission rejected the governor’s $2.4 billion proposal for building projects across the state in its entirety.  Evers’ 88-project proposal included improvements to correctional facilities, state parks, new office spaces for government employees and a massive investment of more […]

Wisconsin Trump election rally

Two stalled requests for police records

By: and - March 18, 2021

March 15 marked the beginning of Sunshine Week in Wisconsin. It’s that special time of year to celebrate the open records law in the Badger State, and its role in protecting government transparency and accountability. The ability to obtain internal records and documents from all facets of state government is crucial for journalists and the […]

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

Schools, courts, local officials on ballot in Wisconsin spring election

By: - March 17, 2021

On April 6, voters across Wisconsin will cast their ballots for local councils and school boards, judges at multiple levels and state schools superintendent. This week, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) released a voter guide to help people learn what will be on their ballot.  Voters enter their address and can find […]

Menominee Nation

Two rural counties lead Wisconsin’s best in the country vaccine effort

By: - March 16, 2021

As much of the administration of vaccine doses falls to public health departments across the state, two rural counties — Menominee and Bayfield — lead Wisconsin in percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of the vaccine.  The success of public health officials working to efficiently vaccinate their relatively small populations […]

Eau Claire City Hall

All politics is national

By: - March 11, 2021

In 2019, Kyle Woodman ran for an at-large seat on the Eau Claire City Council. In his campaign, he commented on the local issues that were likely to be decided by the 11-member body. He told VolumeOne, a Chippewa Valley culture magazine, his priority was building infrastructure that would facilitate economic growth.  He finished in […]

Joseph Hammersley and UWPD

Group studying history of racism at UW releases report on troubled history of UWPD

By: - March 10, 2021

The complicated relationship between students at UW-Madison and the campus police department goes back decades, according to a report released this week by the UW-Madison Public History Project.  The report details how the campus police — through heavy-handed and often unconstitutional practices — acted aggressively as it “tormented” the student body and community members.  “By […]

Grocery store cart being pushed down supermarket food aisle

California study shows guaranteed income works while Madison and Wausau build pilots

By: - March 9, 2021

As two Wisconsin cities work to get guaranteed income pilot programs off the ground, the city that built the nation’s first experiment in the policy has found that no-strings-attached payments can improve people’s health, increase employment and reduce economic instability.  Stockton, California and its former Mayor Michael Tubbs began an experiment in a new kind […]

Rep. Tom Tiffany

Tiffany’s tweets cited in report naming GOP reps who supported effort to overturn election

By: - March 5, 2021

Social media posts from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Tom Tiffany are included in a report of more than 120 congressional Republicans who joined former President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.  The report, released by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, lists the public statements between Election Day and Jan. 31 of every Republican who voted […]

Marshfield Police Department

Sex crimes and holding public officials accountable

By: - March 4, 2021

In recent months, two Wisconsin law enforcement officials have been charged with sex crimes stemming from the inherent power imbalance between government officials and civilians or supervisors and subordinates. Yet in neither case will the official face consequences specifically for a violation of the public trust through Wisconsin’s misconduct in public office statute.  Marshfield Police […]

La Crosse Municipal Harbor

Mississippi River mayors push for national program, infrastructure support

By: - March 4, 2021

The mayors of Mississippi River towns from Minnesota and Wisconsin down to Louisiana are lobbying the federal government to provide relief funding to help fill the gaps caused by the COVID-19 tourism downturn. They are hoping to build infrastructure to make the region more resilient to increased flooding caused by climate change and establish a […]