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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.

Vos attacks UW over course he says makes white students ‘feel guilty’

By: - November 16, 2021

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sent a letter to UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank on Tuesday that attacks the university for a course required of graduate students that he says requires them to agree that “whiteness means privilege.”  On Twitter, Vos accused the school of advancing “CRT [critical race theory] propaganda.”  Wisconsin Republicans have worked over […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Democrats on Assembly elections committee refuse to meet with Gableman

By: - November 15, 2021

The Democratic members of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections said on Monday that they would be refusing to meet privately with former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who is conducting a widely criticized review of the 2020 election.  Gableman, after a heated appearance before the committee last week, attempted to meet privately […]

Kleefisch files lawsuit against elections commission

By: - November 15, 2021

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) on Monday that asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to order the WEC to establish rules guiding the use of drop boxes for absentee ballots, special voting deputies (SVDs) in nursing home facilities and how the locations of polling places can be […]

Madison City Clerk responds to Republican subpoena requests

By: - November 15, 2021

In a letter sent Friday, Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl replied to a subpoena from Senate Republicans, offering multiple options for how staff from the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) can inspect records from the 2020 election.  Madison officials — citing guidance from the federal Department of Justice — declined to give LAB auditors the physical […]

Rep. Shannon Zimmerman

St. Croix Co. Democrats confused after charges against Waukesha official who lives outside district

By: - November 15, 2021

After a local official in Waukesha County was charged with seven felonies this week following allegations that she doesn’t live in her district, Democrats in St. Croix County and the surrounding area expressed  outrage over the disparate treatment of the Waukesha County official compared with Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls), who they say is lying […]

Redistricting takes one step closer to court battle in Assembly

By: - November 11, 2021

The Wisconsin Assembly moved the state’s redistricting process one step closer to Gov. Tony Evers’ veto pen and a court battle Thursday when, on party line votes, Republicans passed their versions of the state’s new legislative and congressional maps that entrench and deepen the partisan gerrymander that has been in place for the last decade.  […]

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 10: Kyle Rittenhouse becomes emotional describing events leading up to the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum as he testifies during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse shot three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while police attempted to arrest him in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide. (Photo by Mark Hertzberg-Pool/Getty Images)

Risky decision to testify pays off for Rittenhouse, law professor says

By: - November 11, 2021

In testimony that took nearly all of Wednesday, 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse detailed step-by-step his actions on the day he killed two people and wounded a third during protests against police brutality last summer in Kenosha.  Rittenhouse got emotional as he tried to describe the first shooting and during cross-examination his attorneys filed for a mistrial […]

Deb McGrath, daughter of former congressman enters primary in 3rd Congressional District

By: - November 10, 2021

Deb McGrath, daughter of former Rep. Al Baldus (D-Menomonie), announced on Tuesday that she’s entering the Democratic primary in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, where a seat has been left open by  Rep. Ron Kind’s announcement that he plans to retire.  McGrath grew up in Western Wisconsin before serving for 25 years in the Army, U.S. […]

Republicans continue to use WEC as partisan punching bag in committee hearing

By: - November 9, 2021

In a hearing of the Legislative Audit Committee on Tuesday, Republican legislators continued their attacks on the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) as the commission’s administrator Meagan Wolfe attempted to push back.  Wolfe appeared before the committee to testify and respond to questions about a report into elections administration during the 2020 presidential election by the […]

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 05: Kyle Rittenhouse looks back as the late Anthony Huber's great aunt, Susan Hughes, enters the courtroom during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 5, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide. (Photo by Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images)

Rittenhouse trial fights a societal battle over 18-year-old’s life

By: - November 9, 2021

After one week of testimony in the trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who is charged with multiple counts of homicide after killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police violence in Kenosha last year, the contours of each side’s case have come into view.  For the prosecution, a lot of testimony […]

Fair maps groups deliver ‘garbage pizza’ to lawmakers to protest Republican-drawn maps

By: - November 8, 2021

A group of organizations fighting for nonpartisan political districts in Wisconsin and across the country delivered “garbage pizza” to lawmakers’ offices on Monday to protest the passage of maps drawn by Republicans that strengthen the GOP hold on the state Legislature.  The organizations, the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition, Represent Us and Gerry’s Partisan Pizza, held […]

A farmer plants corn into a cover crop of barley. Tractor equipment shown planting

Biden makes appointments to rural Wisconsin policy positions

By: - November 8, 2021

President Joe Biden appointed two longtime rural Wisconsin experts to positions within the state’s offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday. Advocates for rural parts of the state applauded the appointments as wins for small farmers across the state.  Biden appointed Eugene Schriefer, a senior outreach specialist with UW-Madison Extension, as Wisconsin state […]