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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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Hirono Rakes In The Campaign Cash Following Kavanaugh Hearing Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Rakes In The Campaign Cash Following Kavanaugh Hearing

While the Hawaii senator doesn’t face much of a challenge in November, her campaign is raising and spending money like she does.

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington?

The Hawaii Democrat is likely headed back to Congress. But his centrist views are definitely out of style in a U.S. Capitol split by partisanship.

Hawaii Senators Want To Energize Voters After Kavanaugh Vote Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senators Want To Energize Voters After Kavanaugh Vote

Brian Schatz says it’s time to give full voting rights to people in Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories so they can elect members to Congress.

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping

Environmental groups say the shipping industry wants to loosen regulations, which could make it harder to fight invasive species.

Hirono: ‘Does Character Matter?’ AP

Hirono: ‘Does Character Matter?’

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attacks Democratic senators after they listen to testimony from a woman who says he assaulted her.

Here’s How Mazie Hirono Shaped Her ‘Badass’ Image In Washington Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Here’s How Mazie Hirono Shaped Her ‘Badass’ Image In Washington

Hawaii’s junior senator is gaining national prominence for her outspoken criticism of Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.

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.