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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.

Kevin Loftus

Wisconsin man arrested for entering U.S. Capitol during riots

By: - January 12, 2021

An Eau Claire man was arrested Tuesday for going into the U.S. Capitol during the violent riots on Jan. 6.  Kevin Daniel Loftus, 52, posted photos online of himself in the Capitol as it was being attacked. He faces two federal misdemeanor charges for knowingly entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and […]

Vaccine vials at UW

With few pharmacies, Wisconsin’s rural counties are forced to get creative to administer COVID vaccines

By: - January 12, 2021

Florence County is one of just 110 counties nationwide without a retail pharmacy capable of providing immunization services. Five other rural counties in Wisconsin have just one such pharmacy.  The availability of several COVID-19 vaccine access points will be important for immunizing people in the hard-to-reach rural corners of the country, yet hundreds of counties […]

Michele Catinella, a nurse practitioner at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine from Carmen Pi, a Registered Nurse with American Medical Response on Dec. 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The facility, one of the first in the country to do so, vaccinated approximately 170 people including healthcare workers and elder care people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cops and firefighters will soon get COVID-19 vaccine but Wisconsin still needs more doses

By: - January 12, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Monday that the state’s police officers and firefighters will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next week.  The announcement kicks off the beginning of phase 1B in the state’s effort to immunize enough of the population to develop herd immunity against the virus that […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Congressional delegation responds to violent pro-Trump mob storming U.S. Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

As Congress met in a joint session Wednesday to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election, several of the state’s Republicans planned to join the effort to object to that result because of baseless claims of fraud.  But as the process was just beginning, a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the […]

US Rep. Mike Gallagher speaking at a podium

Rep. Gallagher calls for Trump to call off violent mob storming Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

As a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing those inside to evacuate, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) appeared on CNN to condemn the violence — placing the blame squarely on President Donald Trump and a handful of right-wing members of Congress who continued to baselessly cast doubt on the results of the […]

Pres. Trump from the back leaving UN press conference

Partner at Foley & Lardner who aided Trump effort to ‘find’ Georgia votes resigns

By: - January 5, 2021

Cleta Mitchell, a political law partner at the Milwaukee-based law firm Foley & Lardner, resigned from the firm Tuesday after she was heard on a phone call aiding President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of Georgia’s presidential election.  The phone call, first published by the Washington Post, is between Trump and Georgia Secretary […]

Blake decision

No charges against Kenosha officers in Jacob Blake shooting

By: - January 5, 2021

The Kenosha County District Attorney announced Tuesday it will not be filing any charges against Kenosha Police officer Rusten Sheskey or any of the other officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, 2020.  In a bystander cell phone video that almost immediately went viral on social media, Sheskey was seen shooting […]

Chicago police

The Chicago police scandal that brushes against Madison’s new chief

By: - January 5, 2021

Over the last month, municipal and police leaders in Chicago have been embroiled in a controversy involving Chicago police officers’ wrongful raid of a social worker’s home in February of 2019.  The social worker, Anjanette Young, had just returned from work and was changing when several officers burst into her home and, while she was […]

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

Partner at Wisconsin-based top tier law firm aids Trump effort to overturn election

By: - January 4, 2021

A partner at the Milwaukee-based law firm Foley and Lardner made a cameo in President Donald Trump’s extraordinary efforts to overturn his loss in the Nov. 3 election and subvert the voices of the more than 81 million people who voted for Joe Biden.  Cleta Mitchell, a political law attorney in Washington D.C. for the […]

Tigerton Hospital

100-year-old former brothel and hospital renovated to continue serving as rural community health clinic

By: - January 4, 2021

A community clinic in Tigerton, operated by Thedacare out of a 100-year-old building, was forced to close this spring as the healthcare system consolidated operations to conserve PPE and staff.  The closure has left a hole in Thedacare’s services, forcing patients to drive 30 minutes to clinics in Shawano or Clintonville — especially challenging for […]

A Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe (Getty Images)

DHS launches data dashboard tracking vaccine progress

By: - December 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services launched a data tracker Tuesday to report the progress of the state’s efforts to immunize people against COVID-19 across the state.  The dashboard tracks how many vaccine doses have been allocated to Wisconsin by the federal government, how many have been shipped to the state by vaccine manufacturers and […]

A Trump sign on the side of the road in Buffalo County (photo by Ruth Conniff)

Republicans won in rural Wisconsin again, now comes the hard part — governing

By: - December 23, 2020

In a time of overlapping crises, rural Wisconsin shifted further to the right in 2020, voting overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump by often higher margins than in 2016. But in just over a month, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in and the hard work of governing, amid gridlock in Congress and intransigence in the […]