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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Kim Outspends The Pack In Crowded Race For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Outspends The Pack In Crowded Race For Congress

UPDATED The state senator spent $350,000 in the last three months, while former congressman Ed Case loaned himself $150,000.

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Pleads Guilty To Federal Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Pleads Guilty To Federal Conspiracy

UPDATED: “I lied to the grand jury,” Jesse Ebersole says regarding his relationship with the city prosecutor.

Hawaii Politicians Turn Digital Ads Into A Fundraising Bonanza Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Politicians Turn Digital Ads Into A Fundraising Bonanza

Federal candidates, from Tulsi Gabbard to Kaniela Ing, are spreading their messages across the U.S. in the attempt to build name recognition and raise money.

Trump’s Judge Pick From Hawaii Confirmed Despite GOP Pushback Hawaii Office of Attorney General

Trump’s Judge Pick From Hawaii Confirmed Despite GOP Pushback

Mark Bennett’s position on gun control concerned some conservatives who opposed his nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend Charged With Lying About Their Affair

New court documents say the wife of the former Honolulu police chief and her lover worked together to hide their relationship from federal investigators.

Donna Kim’s Misleading Attack On Her Opponent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Donna Kim’s Misleading Attack On Her Opponent

The congressional candidate originally said Ed Case missed 48 percent of his votes during his previous tenure in Congress, which is inaccurate.

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono was joined by Democratic leaders a day after the Supreme Court ruled against organized labor to try to shore up membership.

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

The high court rules that unions can’t force nonmembers to pay membership dues, saying it violates the First Amendment.

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Legislation being pushed by Hawaii’s federal delegation would take the task of warning about incoming missiles away from the state.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban In Split Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban In Split Decision

UPDATED: The policy has been called a ban on Muslims, but the nation’s high court found that the president has broad authority when it comes to immigration.

Hirono Is Front And Center In Battle Against Trump’s Judicial Nominees Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Is Front And Center In Battle Against Trump’s Judicial Nominees

A national nonprofit organization is highlighting the Hawaii senator’s opposition to the president’s picks for federal judgeships.

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy

Hawaii’s senator opens up about her own experience immigrating to the U.S from Japan and leaving behind her 3-year-old brother.