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.)

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.

Honolulu Officials Promise Feds They’re On Board With Rail Money Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Honolulu Officials Promise Feds They’re On Board With Rail Money

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmen Ernie Martin and Trevor Ozawa say they are committed to finishing the city’s $9 billion rail project.

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation Getty Images

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation

Hawaii’s senators and representatives called for peace in Syria, congressional approval of future military action and the renewed acceptance of refugees into the U.S.

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC Hawaii Office of Attorney General

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC

Mark Bennett, the former state AG under Hawaii’s last Republican governor, received bipartisan accolades during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg AP/ Carolyn Kaster

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Sen. Mazie Hirono wanted assurances that Facebook wouldn’t help ICE target immigrants using data from the social media platform.

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93

Akaka, who retired in 2013, was the nation’s first and only U.S. senator of Native Hawaiian descent.

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says

Told his name is being “bandied about” as a possible candidate, the Hawaii senator dismissed any notion that he might run.

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law

Voters can’t find out who’s funding a new website with claims of domestic violence against a candidate for governor until after the primary election.

How ‘Blind Faith’ Led To Hawaii’s Biggest Police Corruption Scandal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How ‘Blind Faith’ Led To Hawaii’s Biggest Police Corruption Scandal

Federal public defenders quickly unraveled a case about the alleged theft of a mailbox. How did  U.S. attorneys miss the clues?

College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal

The Hawaii senator’s debt-free college plan is getting some attention nationally even though it’s unlikely to gain congressional approval any time soon.

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii

While President Trump’s proposed cuts would have hurt the Aloha State, a new budget deal increased funding for many programs.

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post

Hawaii’s senators split their votes as Kevin McAleenan was confirmed as U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.