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Saturday, November 28, 2015
West Branch health class helps teen find cancer

IOWA CITY - It's an awkward topic, especially for a group of 13- to 14-year-old middle schoolers.

Testicular cancer.

But Lynnette P ... »

Iowa senators hopeful Jan. 1 Medicaid changeover gets delayed
DES MOINES - Three Democratic senators say they emerged from Wednesday's meeting with federal officials reviewing Iowa's planned switch to managed car ... »
UnityPoint to partner with Minnesota company to sell insurance
Iowa's largest health system is branching outside hospitals and clinics, announcing Tuesday that it soon will sell insurance. Des Moines-based UnityP ... »
Branstad decries Medicaid privatization ‘scare’ tactics of some health care providers
DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad expressed worry Monday that some health care providers are using #x201c;scare tactics#x201d; and what he called misin ... »
Providers fear speed, complexity of Iowa's Medicaid transition
Part 1 in a series on Iowa's Medicaid changeover CEDAR RAPIDS - Plenty of things keep Tim Charles, chief executive officer of Mercy Medical Center in ... »
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Cook Club: The benefits of cooking en papillote

This month's Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club technique focus, cooking en papillote, which involves preparing food in individual parchment packets, has m ... »

Everybody Eats: The best leftover meals
A couple of months ago, I decided the time had come to be fiscally responsible and start bringing my lunch to work. This epiphany occurred about the s ... »
Cook Club: En papillote is an easy method to create flavorful, low fat dishes
The saying "Good things come in small packages" might as well be the theme for November's Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club. Our technique this month is cook ... »
Friday, November 27, 2015
Black Friday faithful in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City lament changes

Six years ago - as junior high schoolers in Iowa City - Riley Hulsebus and Annie Belding started taking on Black Friday together, bumping elbows wi ... »

Lessons from a school year living in poverty still resonate in Cedar Rapids man's life
"The most important evaluation of a society is not based upon how well the rich, powerful and privileged are doing, for they always do well. But it wi ... »
Why do American landlords love refugee tenants?
One week a refugee family is fleeing the brutality of civil war and living in a shipping container near the Syrian border, and the next they might be ... »
Local bakeries and grocers prepare for busy holiday season
When it comes to the holidays - particularly Thanksgiving - many people have food on the brain. Especially those working in local bakeries, pouring no ... »
Iowa All Over: The bridges that inspired a love story
MADISON COUNTY - What keeps people coming back to the Bridges of Madison County, year after year? Romance, said Kayla Hawkins, tourism director at the ... »
Sunday, November 22, 2015
What's next for young adult fiction readers?

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" hit theaters Friday, the culmination of a four-part franchise based on the wildly popular books by Suzanne Co ... »

Gifted actress, writer’s new book pens letters to the men in her life
Actress Mary-Louise Parker hardly can believe she'll be seen as a writer when she arrives today in Iowa City. "To me, (Iowa City) that's where all th ... »
‘Dear Mr. You’: Memoir makes you want to read more
Mary-Louise Parker is a force to be reckoned with on stage and screen, having won Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards. And while "Dear Mr. You" is her ... »
‘Manifestation Wolverine” highlights Meskwaki poet’s career
Ray Young Bear has been writing poetry for over 45 years and publishing it for nearly as long, but the Meskwaki author and poet isn't ready to retire, ... »
‘Manifestation Wolverine’: Poet’s growth evident in compilation
To effectively capture the largest moments of our lives - a wedding, a funeral, a heartbreak - we often turn to poetry. Because the strongest poets un ... »
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Kitchen remodel adds the perfect elements for cooking, entertaining

CEDAR RAPIDS - Susan Clark, unlike a lot of women, doesn't jump at the chance to eat out. She and her husband, Scott, would rather #x201c;stay in#x ... »

From the Ground Up: Get amaryllis ready for its holiday show
The amaryllis flower is a popular one for Christmas gift giving but it you want it to bloom for the holiday you need to be planting it right now. The ... »
Evergreen arrangements, winter flowers bring holiday cheer
Winter doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to greenery and flowers. Jackie Lambert, buyer retail manager at Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse, off ... »
At Home: Vinyl has come a long way
Don't cringe when a flooring professional recommends vinyl floor for your home. This isn't your grandmother's flooring. Modern luxury vinyl is a very ... »
From the Ground Up: Get ready to cut back this fall
Fall yard and garden clean up is well underway but do you know when the right time is to cut back plants in the home garden? It depends on the plant. ... »