Author

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.

Steve Nass

Sen. Nass moves to kneecap UW System’s COVID measures

By: - July 29, 2021

Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) is attempting to prevent Wisconsin’s public universities from instituting any measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. With just six weeks remaining before the fall semester begins, administrators are working to boost vaccinations among students as the contagious delta variant of the virus spreads across the state.  Nass, the co-chairman […]

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

UW System offering scholarship lottery as incentive for vaccination

By: - July 27, 2021

With just more than six weeks before the fall semester begins on UW campuses, the system’s administrators unveiled a program designed to give students an added incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Vaccinated students at universities that achieve at least a 70% vaccination rate by Oct. 15 will be eligible for a lottery to win […]

District Attorney Greg Parker

Ethics commission investigating Shawano Co. DA over Facebook post about domestic violence victim

By: - July 27, 2021

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is investigating Shawano County District Attorney Greg Parker over a post he made last October to his campaign Facebook page in which he shared non-public information about a victim of domestic violence, according to documents obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner.  The complaint alleges that Parker’s post violates provisions in the Wisconsin […]

a young caucasian man with his hands in his head concerned because has just received an eviction notice

Housing advocates bracing for ‘eviction apocalypse’ as moratorium comes to an end

By: - July 26, 2021

On July 31, the CDC eviction moratorium is set to end and housing advocates across Wisconsin are bracing for a massive flood of evictions as one of the only barriers to homelessness for thousands of Wisconsinites expires.  The moratorium on evictions has been in place since March 2020 in order to prevent people from being […]

Father Richard Heilman

The Diocese of La Crosse ousted its most controversial priest, but Madison is ignoring its own

By: - July 23, 2021

Over the last year, the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse has been handling the fallout of one of its priests, Father James Altman, continuously preaching dangerous and hateful rhetoric about Democrats, vaccines, transgender people and other conspiracy theories from the altar of St. James the Less Catholic Church and his widely viewed social media channels.  […]

Gray wolf (photo from Pixabay)

National environmental groups urge Kaul to remove Republican Natural Resources Board chair who refuses to leave

By: - July 22, 2021

Two national groups, the Humane Society of the United States and Center for Biological Diversity, wrote a letter to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday pleading for him to use his authority to remove Natural Resources Board Chair Fred Prehn from the post he has refused to vacate for months.  Prehn, a Republican, has […]

Wisconsin courts flooded with jury trials after pandemic year, slowing resolutions for defendants

By: - July 19, 2021

As Wisconsin’s circuit courts return to normal operations, attorneys from across the state are worried about a massive backlog of cases and jury trials that have built up over the last year and a half while courts were mostly virtual due to the pandemic.  The backlog threatens to further slow the whole system down, making […]

Winnebago County Courthouse

Supreme Court suspends Winnebago Co. judge after he brandished gun in court

By: - July 14, 2021

A Winnebago County judge was suspended by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for one week without pay due to a series of incidents in which he brandished his gun in his courtroom and directed “undignified” language at defendants, lawyers and crime victims.  The judge, Scott Woldt, was appointed to the bench in 2004 and has been […]

Highway construction is expected to be a big part of any federal infrastructure bill. Shown is Interstate Highway 235 in Des Moines. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Seven Wisconsin mayors urge passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill

By: - July 14, 2021

The mayors of seven Wisconsin cities signed on to a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors urging Congress to pass into law a bipartisan infrastructure plan that is so far only a tentative agreement.  The mayors of Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Waukesha and Wausau joined more than 360 other mayors from all […]

UW-Whitewater Perkins Stadium

UW-Whitewater football is a powerhouse, can its players cash in on new NCAA rules?

By: - July 13, 2021

The NCAA’s new rules regarding college athletes’ ability to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL) has knocked down more than a century of tradition and understanding about how college sports work, with the whole enterprise stumbling through the dark to figure out what comes next.  Days before the new rules were instituted on […]

Gavel courtroom sitting vacant

Eau Claire Co. District Attorney to resign amid sexual harassment investigation

By: - July 12, 2021

Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King, facing allegations of workplace sexual harassment and appearing in court drunk, announced last week that he will be resigning from his post in August.  King, a Democrat, announced his resignation in a letter last week.  “I feel this decision is in the best interest of the office,” he […]

Memorial Union terrace chairs at UW-Madison

New Regent chair names search committee for next UW System president

By: - July 9, 2021

After the initial search for a new president of the University of Wisconsin System failed last year, newly elected chair of the Board of Regents Ed Manydeeds appointed a 19-member committee to try again.  The new committee includes regents, university chancellors and provosts but also students and faculty members — a departure from the original […]