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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.

Law Forward files lawsuit against Wisconsin’s fraudulent electors

By: - May 17, 2022

Progressive legal outfit Law Forward filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the ten Republicans who fraudulently cast electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2020 and the two lawyers who assisted their plan.  The lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court with assistance from the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) […]

New UW-Madison chancellor says she can ‘find common ground’ with hostile Republican legislators

By: - May 17, 2022

It didn’t take long after the University of Wisconsin System announced Dr. Jennifer Mnookin as the new chancellor of UW-Madison on Monday for Republicans in the Legislature to attack her hiring as a “blatantly partisan” choice.  Powerful Republicans, including the Assembly Speaker, the chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges and several […]

Wisconsin ACLU investigating activist’s Dane County courtroom arrest

By: - May 17, 2022

The Wisconsin ACLU is investigating the arrest of an activist outside of a Dane County courtroom earlier this month with the organization’s president saying it was “undoubtedly an unconstitutional violation.”  Jessica Williams, an employee of the racial justice non-profit Freedom Inc., was arrested on May 6. Williams was attending a sentencing hearing for Kenyairra Gadson, […]

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UCLA Law dean named next chancellor of UW-Madison

By: - May 16, 2022

The dean of the University of California, Los Angeles law school, Dr. Jennifer Mnookin, was chosen by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents to be the next chancellor of UW-Madison.  Mnookin has led the UCLA law school since 2015. She was unanimously approved to be the 30th leader of UW-Madison, replacing the outgoing […]

Evers orders flags lowered to half-staff to honor Hmong-Lao Veterans Day

By: - May 13, 2022

Gov. Tony Evers ordered the U.S. and Wisconsin flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Hmong-Lao Veterans Day.  Last year, Evers signed a bill designating May 14 to honor the Hmong-Lao people, many of whom fought with the U.S. during the Vietnam War. May 14 is the 47th anniversary of the last […]

DNR update to logging rules raises alarms for activists

By: - May 13, 2022

An update to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules that guide logging on public lands has raised concerns among activists that the department will allow more trees to be cut down and harm the state’s northern forests.  The DNR’s Forestry Best Management Practices Advisory Committee is working to update the department’s best management practices […]

Wisconsin, four other states, file enforcement actions against Russian metaverse scam

By: - May 12, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, along with financial regulators in four other states, simultaneously filed enforcement actions against a Russian organization on Wednesday for allegedly scamming American residents with fraudulent investments in the metaverse.  The metaverse refers to virtual worlds in which internet users can interact through avatars to play, shop and work. The […]

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Judge rules against 2018 lame duck law giving Legislature power over attorney general settlements

By: - May 12, 2022

A Dane County judge sided with Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul in a lawsuit with the state Legislature, ruling Republican legislators violated the Wisconsin Constitution when they gave themselves veto power over state Department of Justice (DOJ) actions.  Judge Susan Crawford’s May 5 ruling strikes a blow to one of the laws Republicans passed during […]

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Gableman review paused as lawsuits play out

By: - May 12, 2022

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman’s partisan review of the 2020 presidential election has been paused as several lawsuits over his work play out in the court system, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Wednesday.  Vos also said that Gableman’s $11,000 a month salary will be cut in half during the pause, adding that the […]

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Starting with housing to reduce racial disparities in Milwaukee

By: - May 11, 2022

Historic racism, state-level meddling and decade-long trends have combined to severely harm the state of affordable housing in Milwaukee. To solve it, a citywide and long-term plan is required, according to Teig Whaley-Smith, the chief alliance officer at the Community Development Alliance and a former Milwaukee County official.  Whaley-Smith spoke Tuesday at a meeting of […]

A Wauwatosa police squad at the scene of the departments December 10th, 2020 shooting. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Wisconsin DOJ releases statewide police use-of-force data dashboard

By: - May 10, 2022

In 2021, incidents of police violence in Wisconsin occurred most often on public roads or private homes, the victim was most often a male between 18-35 years old and the officer had usually been on the force for less than five years.  Those numbers come from a new data tool from the Wisconsin Department of […]

No suspects in arson of Madison anti-abortion group, police say

By: - May 10, 2022

Madison police and federal investigators said in a Monday afternoon press conference that they don’t have any suspects in the arson of the Madison offices of Wisconsin Family Action, an anti-abortion advocacy group. Officials said they are still analyzing forensic and video evidence of the event, which occurred early Sunday morning.  On Sunday, two molotov […]