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Monday, November 30, 2015
Branstad forges ahead with Jan. 1 Medicaid privatization in Iowa

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that an adverse ruling regarding one of four companies chosen to privately managed Iowa's $5 billion M ... »

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 Poula decided to t ... »
Couple donates embryos to another infertile couple in need
Lydia Fine knew she always wanted to have children. But when she and her husband, Nathan Timmel, started trying when they were 30 and 40 respectively, ... »
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 ... »
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 ... »
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Cedar Rapids Washington students build conversation skills with elders

CEDAR RAPIDS - An interest in community based learning, as well as an observation that in-person communication is declining led Washington High Sch ... »

Iowa All Over: Mason City home salutes Prairie School-style
MASON CITY - Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark in Mason City, the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, two hours northwest of Cedar Rapids. That's where ... »
Tim Fay prints the Wapsipinicon Almanac on antique equipment for 27 years
When it comes to journalism, Tim Fay is a purist. In a noisy, crowded workshop attached to the home he and his brother built on his family's 150-year ... »
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 with ... »
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 ... »
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Coralville author’s new book tells story of a family, team and community

By Mary Sharp, correspondent

A star volleyball player at Iowa City West High School, Caroline #x201c;Line#x201d; Found, 17, wrecks her moped ... »

Pants Free Parenting: Lessons on giving from a child’s perspective
A few weeks ago, my daughter and I were driving into Target and she saw a woman on the grass holding a baby and a sign. #x201c;What does the sign say? ... »
‘Live Like Line/Love like Ellyn’: A powerful story, well-told
Bill Hoeft is right. #x201c;Live Like Line/Love Like Ellyn#x201d; (Ice Cube Press, 310 pages, $21.95) is an amazing story.And it's one that easily co ... »
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 Colli ... »
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 ... »
Saturday, November 28, 2015
From the Ground Up: Proper care for a natural Christmas tree

The joy of a real Christmas tree can't be beat. Whether you cut your own at a tree farm, or find one at a local lot, bringing it home and decoratin ... »

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#x201 ... »
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 ... »