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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.

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 […]

Jacobs elected chair of Wisconsin Elections Commission

By: - June 3, 2020

In a unanimous vote Wednesday, Democrat-appointed commissioner Ann Jacobs was elected chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  Jacobs will replace Republican-appointed Dean Knudson who has held the position for two years. Democrats and Republicans trade off control of the commission, which is split evenly 3-3 between parties.  The terms of both Knudson and Jacobs run […]

Fire and Police Commission meeting (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

To Zoom or not to Zoom

By: - June 3, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic’s ramifications truly began to set in for Wisconsin, it made sense for government bodies to hold their public meetings virtually. In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Open Government issued guidance in March for holding public meetings remotely.  But now, as the state begins to reopen businesses and venture […]

Madison Police Protest

Tears, anger, joy as protesters hold John Nolen intersection for nearly 8 hours

By: - June 2, 2020

The cycle of the traffic light at the intersection of John Nolen and North Shore drives in Madison lasts about 20 seconds. So, for the seven hours and 40 minutes that protesters occupied the intersection Monday, the light went through almost 1,400 cycles.  The event was part of the third straight day of demonstrations in […]

Protests of police violence continued on State Street Sunday. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Protests against police violence end with clashes between cops, protesters

By: - June 1, 2020

For the second night in a row, a protest in Madison against police violence Sunday night turned into a showdown between protesters and police. The event, which started peacefully, became more tense shortly after the city’s curfew went into effect at 9:30 p.m., according to several media reports as well as incident reports from the […]

Secretary-designee Crim inspects a rollercoaster (photo courtesy of DSPS)

Wisconsin State Fair canceled

By: - May 28, 2020

The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled, with organizers citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fair’s 12-member board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel the event. The fair, which was scheduled for Aug. 6-16, typically draws more than one million visitors over 11 days. Public health officials are currently advising against gatherings […]

Teen marcher at Milwaukee Federal Building calling for DACA protections, alongside Voces de la Frontera. (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

‘We’re riding it through’: pandemic adds more burden for DACA recipients and families

By: - May 28, 2020

Like many college students, Daniel Gutierrez Ayala has had to make some difficult adjustments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The political science and Spanish major at Cardinal Stritch University had to take two incomplete grades as his classes moved online. His 16-year-old sister is also at home adjusting to online high school. His parents have […]

An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Elections Commission approves more than $6 million in spending, will send ballot applications to most voters

By: - May 27, 2020

With only a few short detours into partisan bickering, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) approved spending more than $6 million in grant money provided to the state by the federal CARES Act to help administer elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money will go toward mailing an absentee ballot application to most registered voters, helping […]

Dane County

Dane County, Madison officials fight over reopening too soon, decision-making process

By: - May 27, 2020

A fight over coronavirus response in Wisconsin has broken out between executive leadership and legislative officials. But it’s not between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm and the Republican majority in the State Legislature.  Instead, it’s between Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Public Health Madison and […]

Bascom Hall on the UW Madison campus in fall

UW faculty worry about ‘power grab’ by Cross at budget listening sessions

By: - May 26, 2020

On May 7, news broke of University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross’ plan to address the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic collapse.  Cross’ “Blueprint for the University of Wisconsin System Beyond COVID-19” faced an immediate backlash from faculty, staff, students and politicians who say that they have been burned […]