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.

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Loss Of Mainland Market For Marlin Is One More Sign Dan Inouye Is Gone NOAA

Loss Of Mainland Market For Marlin Is One More Sign Dan Inouye Is Gone

For six years, Hawaii and other Pacific islands enjoyed an exemption that allowed them to sell billfish on the mainland. Congress and President Trump just revoked it.

Hirono Tells McConnell To His Face: ‘Do The Right Thing’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Tells McConnell To His Face: ‘Do The Right Thing’

The Hawaii senator’s stand on a Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault is reminiscent of what Congresswoman Patsy Mink did in 1991.

Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is just one of those who worries the Supreme Court nominee could upend hard-fought policy and funding gains.

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’

The Hawaii senator thinks the Supreme Court nominee’s views on Native Hawaiian voting rights could threaten other federal programs for indigenous populations, including in Alaska.

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians AP

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once called the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a “naked racial spoils system.”

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising

Hawaii’s senior senator isn’t on the ballot again until 2022, but he’s raised more than $2 million for fellow Senate Democrats in recent years.

‘These Little Buggers’ Are Taking A Big Bite Out Of Hawaii’s Macadamia Crop Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘These Little Buggers’ Are Taking A Big Bite Out Of Hawaii’s Macadamia Crop

Hawaii is considering introducing a newly discovered wasp to prey on the invasive pest.

Why Progressives In Blue Hawaii Face An Uphill Battle Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Progressives In Blue Hawaii Face An Uphill Battle

Five of 14 candidates backed by progressive political organizations survived the Aug. 6 primary.

Gabbard’s Climate Stance Gets Her Listed As A Presidential Contender Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Gabbard’s Climate Stance Gets Her Listed As A Presidential Contender

An environmental publication lumped the Hawaii congresswoman into a field of possible Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump.

From Bitcoin to Real Estate: How Federal Lawmakers Invest Their Money CheapFullCoverageAutoInsurance.com

From Bitcoin to Real Estate: How Federal Lawmakers Invest Their Money

The latest financial disclosures for Hawaii’s DC delegation shed light on their outside earnings.

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’

A resolution authored by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz passed unanimously in support of the First Amendment and freedom of the press.

Ed Case Wins 1st Congressional District Primary Race Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Ed Case Wins 1st Congressional District Primary Race

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard easily wins the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District.