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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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 ... »

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 ... »
Commit to be Fit: Protect yourself in flu season
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warns that influenza - the flu - is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization, and i ... »
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 ... »
From the Pantry: A chicken recipe that is full of fall flavor
Everywhere you turn these days you are inundated with pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. It's in your latte, your ravioli, your candle and even the ubiquitou ... »
Thursday, November 26, 2015
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 do ... »

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 ... »
Pants-Free Parenting: Where can you go in the community to feel welcome?
In the middle of the night, my daughter wakes me because she is afraid of mummies. I tell her they are dead and she should go back to sleep, but she w ... »
Modern Manners: Make the gift-giving season truly memorable this year
The frenzied shopping days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday will be upon us very soon. While it gives me great pleasure to gi ... »
Sunday, November 15, 2015
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 wh ... »

‘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 ... »
Former Cedar Rapids mayor turns love of words into children’s book
It's one thing to run a city. It's another to write a book, as Lee Clancey can now attest. Clancey, the former mayor of Cedar Rapids, has written "A ... »
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. ... »