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.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC (D-New York) nominating Bernie Sanders. Photo courtesy of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee (“DNCC”), all rights reserved.

Reaching out to young voters with a message of ‘incremental change’

By: - August 21, 2020

Many young voters watched, powerless to do anything, as Donald Trump was elected president before they turned 18. This year, members of Gen Z are ready to exercise their right to vote for the first time, but they’re more motivated by removing Trump from office than excitement for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.  Gen Z, young […]

No more parties in Wisconsin: Kanye West not allowed on ballot

By: - August 20, 2020

In a 5-1 vote, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) decided that Kanye West is not eligible to be on the ballot as an independent for this fall’s presidential election. The commissioners ruled that West’s nomination papers were not turned in by the 5 p.m. deadline on Aug. 4.  Michael Curran, the West campaign’s attorney, attempted […]

DNC rural council meeting leaves out rural Wisconsin

By: - August 19, 2020

After President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by 23,000 votes in 2016, the Democratic party put a renewed focus on the state and its issues — including naming Milwaukee the site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Now that the 2020 presidential campaign is here and the convention has been moved to a virtual format because […]

Wind turbines in field in Middleton Wisconsin

Wisconsin Farmers Union grapples with climate change

By: - August 14, 2020

Wisconsin’s agriculture industry is  contributing to climate change even as the state’s family farmers are set to be drastically hurt by its effects.  Large-scale dairy farming increases bacteria and nitrate levels in groundwater while large herds produce massive amounts of carbon. Meanwhile climate change also brings more extreme weather events, making 100-year floods such as […]

Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County: ‘The Land the Constitution Forgot’

By: - August 13, 2020

There’s a saying in Shawano County, usually attributed to the county’s former district attorney, that if you come on vacation, you’ll leave on probation.  Decades of law and order prosecutors and a historically punitive culture have created a court system that mistreats outsiders, locals, Native Americans from the neighboring Menominee Reservation, defendants and victims. At […]

Signs from a pandemic election including health alert at the polls

Takeaways from the August primary, as Wisconsin gets ready for the November election

By: - August 12, 2020

Wisconsin held its Aug. 11 primary as COVID-19 continues to spread across the state and with just 84 days to go until the Nov. 3 presidential election.  Though the fall partisan primary was not afflicted by last-minute rule changes by the courts or long lines at the polls, the challenges of voting in a pandemic […]

Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County DA’s office threatens election challenger with felony charge

By: - August 12, 2020

The Shawano-Menominee County District Attorney’s office threatened a political opponent with felony charges in open court Tuesday morning, according to court records.  Aaron Damrau, a 31-year-old criminal defense attorney, is running as an independent to unseat incumbent District Attorney Greg Parker, a Republican, in the November election. Damrau is being threatened with a charge of […]

Madison voting

What’s happening in Tuesday’s partisan primary?

By: - August 10, 2020

Four months after Wisconsin’s heavily watched pandemic election in April, the state’s voters will head to the polls again for Tuesday’s fall partisan primary.  The April election involved executive orders and last-minute Supreme Court decisions as the state attempted to vote while still under Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide stay-at-home order. In August, the state is […]

Pope Conservancy Farm in Dane County white fence with clouds above

Group targets rural voters as poll shows Biden lead

By: - August 10, 2020

With Wisconsin set to play a crucial role in November’s presidential election, Rural America Fund 2020, an advocacy organization, launched a steering committee last week to convince the state’s rural voters that President Donald Trump’s policies have been bad for agriculture.  The steering committee is made up of educators, farmers and former elected officials. The […]


Wisconsin public universities get $32 million for testing as fall semester decisions take shape

By: - August 6, 2020

Wisconsin’s colleges and universities are preparing to bring students back to campus next month after ending the spring semester virtually due to COVID-19, but UW-Madison is the only public school with the in-house ability to administer COVID tests for large numbers of students on campus.  On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers announced the state will send […]

Menominee Nation

Living through the pandemic in a news desert

By: - August 3, 2020

If a person is infected in the forest, and no one is there to report it, were they infected at all?  The answer is yes, of course, but as COVID-19 continues to spread through all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, people are increasingly being infected in communities that have seen local journalism institutions shut down or […]

Photo of two police officers standing next to what looks to be a homeless man on the ground in crisis

The policy idea BLM activists and cops agree on

By: - July 29, 2020

More than two months since the beginning of a national reckoning over criminal justice and policing, it sometimes seems as though advocates from every side of the debate have settled into their respective corners.  After some initial progress on policies such as removing cops from schools and shifting municipal budget priorities — the debate in […]