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. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Wisconsin billionaire Hendricks donated to Georgia’s QAnon congresswoman

By: - January 29, 2021

Diane Hendricks, the Beloit billionaire who donates heavily to Republican causes and candidates across the country, contributed $2,800 to the primary campaign of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to campaign finance records.  Greene, a QAnon believer who was elected to her first term last year, has been the subject of multiple controversies in the […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

League of Women Voters releases voter guide for spring primaries

By: - January 26, 2021

In the first election of 2021, voters will choose the candidates in the race for the next Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction and other local races. On Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) released its voter guide to help people make their decision.  The voter guide, found at VOTE411.ORG, provides personal information […]

Kenosha County Jail

Rittenhouse bond modified to prohibit association with white supremacists

By: - January 25, 2021

An 18-year-old Illinois man who is charged with shooting and killing two people during protests for racial justice in Kenosha last summer had his bond modified to prohibit him from associating with white supremacists and drinking alcohol.  Kyle Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the incident, faces five felony charges — including two […]

Several newly-deployed body cameras and batteries sit in the patrol room charging and downloading video at the West Valley City Police Department on March 2, 2015 in West Valley City, Utah. West Valley City Police Department has issued 190 Taser Axon Flex body cameras for all it's sworn officers to wear starting today

Nearly one-eighth of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies don’t use body or dash cams

By: - January 22, 2021

Most Wisconsin law enforcement agencies, 88%, equip officers with body cameras, dashboard cameras or both, according to survey data released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). However, 12% of agencies don’t have any way of recording officer interactions with the public.  DOJ learned that nearly half of the 434 agencies that responded to its […]

Rep. Shannon Zimmerman

Rep. Shannon Zimmerman omits Florida vacation rental business from ethics filings

By: - January 21, 2021

State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) is an agent of a vacation rental business in Florida, yet failed to disclose that fact in his statements of economic interest (SEI).  Wisconsin government officials are required under state ethics laws to disclose all business interests and commercial real estate properties. The vacation rental company, Southern Latitude Retreat, […]

Catholic priest podcast

Two Wisconsin Catholic priests, on podcast, say antifa is responsible for Capitol insurrection

By: - January 20, 2021

Two Catholic priests from Wisconsin appeared in a podcast, one day after the U.S. Capitol was attacked in a violent insurrection, to spread conspiracy theories that the riot was actually a “false flag” incited by members of antifa. The two priests, Richard Heilman of St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church in Cross Plains, and […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol Building, Madison

Wisconsin justices skeptical of conservative redistricting proposal

By: - January 15, 2021

Members of both the conservative and liberal wings of the Wisconsin Supreme Court seemed skeptical of a rule change, proposed by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), that would fast-track disputes over redistricting straight to the state’s highest court. The justices’ skepticism came on both ideological and practical grounds.  Every ten years, […]

Rep. Tom Tiffany

Rep. Tiffany condemned Capitol violence, but appeared at closed-door rally with radio host calling for ‘war’

By: - January 14, 2021

Just days after the U.S. Capitol was attacked by pro-Trump insurrectionists, Rep. Tom Tiffany appeared at a closed-door rally in Wausau that featured inflammatory speeches from right-wing radio host Vicki McKenna and other far-right Republicans.  Tiffany condemned the Jan. 6 violence but still voted to overturn the results of November’s presidential election, even after the […]

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 […]