Isiah Holmes

Isiah Holmes

Isiah Holmes is a journalist and videographer for the Wisconsin Examiner, and a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His writing has been featured in Urban Milwaukee, Isthmus, Milwaukee Stories, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services, Pontiac Tribune, and other outlets.

Tribe has mixed reaction to federal judge’s Line 5 shutdown order

By: and - June 20, 2023

Leaders of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Monday welcomed a federal judge’s order to Enbridge Energy Co. to shut down its line 5 in Northern Wisconsin, but criticized the order’s three-year timeline. “The Band appreciates the Court putting an end to Enbridge’s flagrant trespass and disregard for our rights,” said Mike […]

Judge decides not to shut down Line 5 over shoreline erosion concerns

By: - May 19, 2023

A federal judge ruled against conducting an emergency shutdown of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline Thursday, sections of which operate on Bad River tribal lands. The Bad River Band argued in U.S. District Court in Madison that Line 5 has become an imminent danger due to recent post-storm erosion, which has carved away large sections […]

Enbridge and Bad River Band to meet following pipeline decision

By: - December 1, 2022

By the end of December, the legal battle between the Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. and the Bad River Band will enter its next phase. U.S. District Judge William Conley issued an order Monday that requires Enbridge and the tribal community to meet to discuss ways to mitigate dangers associated with the company’s Line 5 […]

Contaminated Ashland soil along Enbridge Line 5 under investigation

By: - August 5, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is assisting in the investigation of suspected oil-contaminated soil collected along Enbridge Line 5 south in Ashland, Wisc. The pipeline stretches from Sarnia, Ontario, through a swath of northern Michigan to Wisconsin. According to a state DNR press release, an Enbridge contractor reported the soil to the DNR […]

Enbridge Line 5 spurs 10 hour hearing, over 140 people speak against pipeline

By: - February 4, 2022

Over the course of a 10-hour hearing that lasted well past 1 a.m. on Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the public explored the deep policy divide over Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline project in northern Wisconsin. Opposition witnesses came from Wisconsin, Michigan,  Minnesota, Illinois and elsewhere. Many called for the pipeline to […]

Day of action in DC for voting rights protections, promised reforms

By: - November 18, 2021

Hundreds of people marched in Washington on Wednesday, singing songs of struggle and calling for the passage of a voting rights bill by the end of the year. Rev. William Barber II marched alongside other faith leaders, poor and working class Americans and allied elected officials, filling the streets around the White House and demanding […]

Poor People’s Campaign pushes for ‘3rd Reconstruction’ in America

By: - May 21, 2021

The Rev. William Barber and Democratic members of Congress unveiled a resolution Wednesday calling for a “Third Reconstruction” to tackle poverty and the effects of low wages across the country. “This is the real question — what is the cost of inequality,” Barber said at a Washington news conference. The resolution aims to achieve a variety […]

Milwaukee Trump rally was a dry run for the DNC

By: - January 19, 2020

Hundreds of people gathered inside the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Panther Arena this week, while hundreds more joined crowds outside President Donald Trump’s Milwaukee rally. Traveling Trump supporters mixed with protesters, many of them residents of the city of Milwaukee, who demonstrated for hours into the night. Tyler Mahoney, an anti-Trump protester and Racine resident, made […]