Nick Grube

Nick Grube covers the city of Honolulu as well as other issues around Oahu. He's always looking forward to meeting new people who are willing to tell him about Hawaii, its history and how that fits into the stories of today. News tips are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Before moving to Honolulu to work for Civil Beat, Nick was a reporter in Oregon and California. While much of his focus was on covering local governments, Nick has reported on everything from riots at Pelican Bay State Prison to the cultural and political revival of some of California's American Indian tribes.

Nick graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in journalism and a certificate in environmental studies. As a military brat, he has lived far and wide, but his love for Wisconsin sports (Go Pack!) never budged.

He has a love for the outdoors, and volunteered at a marine mammal rescue center on the Northern California coast. It was during his time there that Nick had the opportunity to release a newly-healed brown pelican — one of his favorite bird species — back into the wild. It thanked him by soiling his jacket.

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