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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.

PFAS Council releases report on statewide progress toward clean water

By: - August 19, 2022

The inter-agency council of Wisconsin state government working to respond to the prevalence of cancer-causing chemicals in the state’s water released its 2022 progress report on Thursday, which shows some progress has been made but the state is still working to improve its ability to track and find sources of contamination.  The family of 5,000 […]

Kenosha Police identify, cite man who had distributed anti-semitic fliers in city

By: - August 18, 2022

The Kenosha Police Department identified and cited a 56-year-old man who had been distributing anti-semitic fliers across the city for months.  The man, whom the Kenosha News identified as Kenosha resident Jeffrey Kidden, was cited $4,301 by the police department last week for violating the city’s littering ordinance.  Kidden, according to Wisconsin court records, has […]

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

Dane Co. judge revokes election probe’s attorneys’ ability to practice in Wisconsin

By: - August 17, 2022

A Dane County judge revoked the ability of five out-of-state attorneys to represent in court the Assembly Office of Special Counsel — which has spent more than a year conducting a review of the 2020 presidential election.  The judge, Frank Remington, wrote a scathing opinion in which he systematically refuted a number of false claims […]

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Evers announces new grant program to help owners of contaminated private wells

By: - August 17, 2022

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday a new $10 million grant program to help people replace, reconstruct, treat or abandon private wells in an effort to improve access to clean drinking water across the state.  The program, which is based on the previously existing Well Compensation Grant Program, is estimated to help address contamination in […]

Dane Co. Judge suggests Gableman’s lack of professionalism may leave questions unanswered

By: - August 16, 2022

Just days after former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman was fired from his role investigating alleged misconduct during the 2020 presidential election after endorsing the primary opponent of the man who hired him, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Dane County judge suggested that a number of remaining questions surrounding the probe may go unanswered because […]

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Republican and Democratic Governors Associations raise millions of dollars from Wisconsin

By: - August 16, 2022

With about three months remaining before the election between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican business owner Tim Michels,  the Wisconsin governor’s race is shaping up to be record shatteringly expensive, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. In the 18 months between January 2021 and June 2022, the Democratic Governors […]

UW System announces program to pay tuition and fees for underserved students

By: - August 15, 2022

The University of Wisconsin System announced on Monday that it is establishing a program to allow students to attend any university within the system without paying tuition or fees.  The program — modeled after Bucky’s Tuition Promise, which was started at UW-Madison in 2018 and had its first class of students graduate in May — […]

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Candidates in Republican attorney general primary promise tough-on-crime policies

By: - August 8, 2022

In the three-person Republican primary for Wisconsin attorney general, all the candidates promise to bring tough-on-crime policies to the state Department of Justice — although only one of them has law enforcement experience.  The race is between Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney, former state Rep. Adam Jarchow and attorney Karen Mueller, but […]

Abortion bans, COVID lockdowns and income tax repeal are key issues in Republican Lt. Gov primary

By: - August 5, 2022

The crowded primary race to be the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor this fall includes eight candidates from a variety of backgrounds, but support for Wisconsin’s 1849 felony abortion ban and tax cuts and continued opposition to measures instituted to stop the spread of COVID-19 in 2020 have dominated the race.  The position of lieutenant […]

Republican commissioners propose barriers to absentee requests in wake of right-wing activist fraud

By: - August 4, 2022

Two Republican members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission said during a meeting Wednesday that they are in favor of adding barriers to the state’s online absentee ballot request system to make it harder for people to impersonate someone else and request a ballot.  The statements came just one week after Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling […]

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Opposition to abortion ban exemptions leaves child sex assault victims with limited options

By: - August 3, 2022

The three candidates vying to be the Republican nominee for governor this fall have repeatedly said they’re not in favor of adding any further exceptions to the state’s abortion ban, which kicked back into effect this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  The state’s criminal abortion ban, which was initially enacted […]

Neglected livestock siting rules frustrate farmers, local governments, environmental groups alike

By: - August 2, 2022

The economics of modern agriculture are pushing farmers across Wisconsin to get bigger or die, yet the state’s rules guiding where large farms can be located haven’t been updated in more than 15 years and the board responsible for hearing appeals of those decisions has had a number of vacant seats for years.  This status […]