Reporter Nick Grube will spend the next two years working on investigative projects.

Honolulu Civil Beat and reporter Nick Grube have been selected as one of ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network newsrooms, a partnership that is expected to run for two years.

The national investigative news organization has been overseeing the Local Reporting Network since 2018 as a way to boost investigative reporting in local communities.

Grube is one of five journalists selected for the program this year. Other include reporters from Michigan Radio, Capitol News Illinois, Wisconsin Watch and Verite News.

The partnership begins Jan. 2.

Grube has been with Civil Beat since 2012 and for the last five years has been based in Washington, D.C., covering federal issues and congressional action that affects Hawaii, as well as the state’s congressional delegation.

His investigative work has included in-depth reporting on police misconduct and the Honolulu Police Department and transparency and accountability issues surrounding government and elected officials, including the influence of money in politics.

He’s won numerous national, regional and local awards for his reporting, including from the Online News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Club.

Standing Rock tipi. Leomana Turalde is interviewed by Nick Grube. 4 dec 2016
Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube interviewed protesters, including Leomana Turalde, at Standing Rock in December 2016. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016)

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