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.

Capitol rally to support Dreamers as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up cases against the Trump administration's push to end the DACA program. 11/12/19

Relief, resolve as Wisconsin DACA advocates celebrate decision and look ahead

By: - June 19, 2020

At 8:59 Thursday morning, Daniel Gutierrez Ayala was obsessively refreshing his phone.  A minute later, the news he was looking for popped up — the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. As a recipient of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the […]

Whitewater Protest

Wisconsin’s small towns join call for racial justice

By: - June 18, 2020

For years the script was familiar.  Act one: Heinous act of police violence against a person of color in a major U.S. city goes viral. Act two: Community members in that city march and protest against the violence — perhaps charges are filed against the officer involved. Act three: Other major cities may have a […]

Wisconsin Elections Commission

WEC approves final draft to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters

By: - June 17, 2020

After several meetings to address the concept, the appropriations and the language, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) unanimously voted Wednesday to finalize sending an absentee ballot application to 2.7 million registered voters in Wisconsin.  Remarkably, the commission — divided 3-3 between Democrats and Republicans — voted 6-0 every step of the way despite frequently getting […]

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall

UW-Madison releases plan for on campus fall classes

By: - June 17, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Madison released its “Smart Restart” plan for welcoming students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  The plan involves adjustments to on-campus housing and dining, in-person classes and a change to the academic calendar as the school attempts to bring students back for the first time since the university went virtual […]

‘Planned happenstance’: College students make summer plans under extreme circumstances

By: - June 16, 2020

Years from now, when today’s college students are entering the workforce, interviewers will likely ask about what they did during the tumultuous summer of 2020.  Students who were sent home from campuses in March and watched as their internships were canceled and the job market collapsed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will probably need to […]

Dane County

Dane County moving to phase two of reopening Monday

By: - June 12, 2020

Dane County is set to move into phase two of its Forward Dane COVID-19 reopening plan on Monday at 8 a.m., according to a news release from Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC).  Phase two allows all businesses to open at 50% capacity, the opening of K-12 schools and higher education institutions, indoor gatherings […]

James R. Johnsen, President of the University of Alaska

Finalist for UW System President withdraws from search

By: - June 12, 2020

The only finalist in the search for the University of Wisconsin System’s next president, Jim Johnsen, withdrew from consideration Friday. Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska system, was named as the finalist earlier this month after a long and controversial search process.  After he was announced as the only finalist, Johnsen immediately faced criticism […]

Beloit College (photo by Robin Zebrowski / CC BY (

Wisconsin private universities estimate $245 million in COVID-19 related losses

By: - June 11, 2020

Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities estimate a combined loss of $245 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).  Suspended room and board payments, the impact on fundraising and the cost of reconfiguring classes led to an estimated $81 million loss for the spring […]

Wisconsin Elections Commission

Elections Commission moves one step closer to mailing absentee application to 2.7 million voters

By: - June 10, 2020

In an all-day meeting, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) moved one step closer toward sending absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million registered voters in Wisconsin, approved more than $7.8 million in grant spending for election security and certified the candidates on the ballot for the Fall 2020 elections.  The body — which is split 3-3 […]

Protesters gather at Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee Suburb, and march through the area. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)Protesters gather at Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee Suburb, and march through the area. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Defund the Police: What does it mean, why does it matter and what could it look like here?

By: - June 9, 2020

A nationwide movement of protests against racial injustice has sprung up across Wisconsin and the country. As thousands of people take to the streets, familiar chants of No Justice, No Peace and Black Lives Matter have echoed through the crowds.  The protests began as a response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police […]

Board of Regents Meeting

UW Regents address presidential search, COVID-19 blueprint in meeting

By: - June 4, 2020

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents discussed two of its most controversial issues in a meeting Thursday — System President Ray Cross’ proposed “Blueprint” to survive after the COVID-19 pandemic and the search process for Cross’ replacement.  The two issues have become intertwined and the actions of System leadership on both has been […]

Bascom Hall on the UW Madison campus in fall

UW system president asks for special session to address financial issues, academic calendar due to COVID-19

By: - June 3, 2020

UW System President Ray Cross sent state leaders a letter asking them to convene a special session of the Legislature to address challenges the System is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As campuses moved to online education in the spring semester, schools were hit with added financial burdens. Now System leaders are working to […]