Civil Beat Staff

Nick Grube

Nick Grube is an investigative reporter who covers everything from politics to police accountability. He also writes about Honolulu’s controversial commuter rail project.

Nick joined Civil Beat in May 2012. Prior to moving to Honolulu, he worked as a reporter in Oregon, California and Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in journalism and environmental studies.

News tips are welcome and appreciated. You can send them directly to nick@civilbeat.org or anonymously using this Tipbox link, which uses automatic encryption. (NOTE: If you send a tip through Tipbox I cannot respond unless there’s contact information in the body of the message.)

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii

President Trump proposed massive cutbacks, but the opposite is likely to happen after a bipartisan deal lifted spending caps.

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators Hawaii Office of Attorney General

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators

Mark Bennett, the former state attorney general, has been nominated for the Hawaii seat on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’ Screen shot

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Numerous media outlets agreed to publish interviews with the man who sent out the false alert without saying who he was.

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments

SHOPO files a complaint alleging the Honolulu police chief made “false and disparaging remarks” about union leaders.

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop

Dozens of Honolulu Police Department officers are disciplined each year but a lengthy appeal process often delays final decisions.

Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash

Attorney General Doug Chin raised less then a fifth as much as Sen. Donna Kim in the race to replace Colleen Hanabusa.

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade

UPDATED: A state investigation says the employee, who was fired Friday, had previously mistaken drills for real threats.

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors

Tracy Yoshimura says that Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro charged him with crimes after he challenged him publicly in the press.

This Is What Hawaii’s Missile Defense System Looks Like U.S. Missile Defense Agency

This Is What Hawaii’s Missile Defense System Looks Like

The basic principle involves shooting a missile with a missile. But some want more assurance that the missiles don't miss.
Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends

Reopen the government or make a stand for child immigrants? Congressional Democrats reached different conclusions.
Hirono: Congress Must Resolve Shutdown Issues Without Trump’s Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono: Congress Must Resolve Shutdown Issues Without Trump’s Help

The Hawaii senator says the White House is vacillating, so the solution needs to come from the Capitol building.
Partisan Gridlock Leads To Federal Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Partisan Gridlock Leads To Federal Shutdown

UPDATED: The shutdown is having varying effects on the operations of Hawaii's national parks and the Pearl Harbor monument.