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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.

Madison Protest

Madison to receive up to $500k for a guaranteed income pilot program

By: - December 9, 2020

The City of Madison will be developing a guaranteed income pilot program after receiving up to $500,000 through Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a national program of which Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is a member. In a press conference Tuesday morning, Rhodes-Conway said her staff is working on developing a program to use the cash in […]

Wisconsin Trump election rally

Elections official stands by at rally as speakers spread conspiracies, promote political violence

By: - December 8, 2020

One of the six officials charged with administering and protecting Wisconsin’s elections system stood on the steps of the State Capitol Monday afternoon as a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters chanted “stop the steal.”  Robert Spindell, one of three Republicans on the Wisconsin Elections Commission stood by as speakers spread conspiracy theories about election […]

U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuits are flaming out but the effects may linger

By: - December 5, 2020

A flurry of lawsuits from the campaign of President Donald Trump and his allies have been filed in state and federal courts in Wisconsin. These lawsuits aim to throw out thousands of Democratic votes, overturn the election and kick the allocation of the state’s ten electoral votes to the Republican-controlled Legislature.  Some of the lawsuits […]

Madison Chief Finalists

Madison names four finalists in search for new police chief

By: - December 4, 2020

After more than a year without a permanent police chief, the Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC) named four finalists for the top job on Friday. The long search has been taking place with the city’s police department under constant pressure for reform from local activists.  The four finalists come from local police departments across […]

Milwaukee FPC deadlocks, fails to choose new police chief

By: - December 4, 2020

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission deadlocked 3-3 between two candidates as it attempted to vote to choose the next chief of the Milwaukee Police Department. The two candidates with support from commissioners were Dallas Police Major Malik Aziz and FBI agent Hoyt Mahaley.  The commission went through two rounds of voting, failing to reach […]

Rep. David Crowley (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Local leaders from across Wisconsin plead for more federal help to businesses

By: - December 4, 2020

Municipal and county leaders from across Wisconsin pleaded for additional federal funding to bail out local businesses struggling with the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  At a virtual luncheon sponsored by WisPolitics on Thursday, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Waukesha County Board Chair Paul Decker, Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Wausau Mayor Katie […]

Hoyt Mahaley

FBI agent supported by prominent groups for Milwaukee chief job despite lack of public record

By: - December 2, 2020

The only Milwaukee native on the shortlist to be named the city’s next police chief spent most of his career in law enforcement at the FBI — with the result that there’s less publicly available information about his record and history of policing than there is for the other candidates.  Hoyt Mahaley, who grew up […]

Dean Knudson

Republicans attempt to blow up Elections Commission meeting because chair determined Biden won

By: - December 1, 2020

On Monday afternoon, Wisconsin Elections Commission Chair Ann Jacobs, a Democrat, determined Joe Biden had won the state’s presidential election and Gov. Tony Evers certified that determination.  These two steps — procedural matters that have always occurred under commission chairs and governors of both parties — incensed the Republican members of the commission so much […]

WEC chair determines results of presidential election, Evers certifies them

By: - November 30, 2020

Update: Gov. Tony Evers announced at 5 p.m. on Monday that he had certified the results of the presidential election, awarding Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes to Joe Biden. “Today I carried out my duty to certify the November 3rd election, and as required by state and federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for […]

State Bar website aims to increase access to legal aid

By: - November 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic decline have increased the need for civil legal assistance while also making it more difficult to find a lawyer. A new program from the State Bar of Wisconsin aims to connect attorneys from across the state with legal aid groups and pro bono opportunities.  In Wisconsin, a person is […]

Holidays just another day in busy year for Wisconsin food pantries

By: - November 25, 2020

As the holiday season begins, Wisconsin’s food banks and pantries are working on sending turkeys and stuffing to families across the state, but Thanksgiving is just one out of 365 days in which these organizations work to put food on tables.  This year that job has been even harder as they’ve had to completely rethink […]

Kenosha County Jail

Rittenhouse released from Kenosha County Jail

By: - November 20, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse posted his $2 million bail and was released from Kenosha County Jail Friday, his lawyer said on Twitter.  The 17-year-old is charged with two counts of first degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide after shooting three people at a protest for racial justice in Kenosha in August, killing two. He also […]