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Monday, May 02, 2016
Cedar Rapids woman runs into guardianship issues under managed care
1. CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Smothers has been trying since December to be listed as her son's guardian with AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa. So far, she's had lots ... »
Abortion funding could stall Iowa budget negotiations
DES MOINES - The potential battle has loomed since last summer, when many conservatives were enraged by secretly recorded videos showing an employee o ... »
Spring in Iowa means — it’s tick time
Johnson County has led the state in each of the past five years in the number of reported cases of tick-borne Lyme disease.While there's no reason for ... »
Managed Care Year One: For Edbergs, finding a primary care doctor was harder than expected
Jeff Edberg has had fears and concerns over his son's health care since last October. That's about the time conversation was reaching a fever pitch o ... »
‘Baby boxes’ available to new parents in Johnson County
IOWA CITY - Like many babies in Finland, almost three-month-old Yirmeyahu Rodriguez-Hurtado sleeps each night in a #x201c;baby box.#x201d; But Yirmeya ... »
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
From the Pantry: Add the umami factor to spring salads
1. Once spring arrives, salads start hitting their stride. Potatoes, squash and other hearty vegetables we subsisted on for their seasonal attributes now ... »
Everybody Eats: Old favorite rejoins dinner rotation
You know how some families have dinner traditions? When I was little, it was French night. It consisted of French bread, cheese and fruit - an incredi ... »
Cook Club: Classic Moroccan meal gets a modern update
Around the globe, the number seven is revered as lucky to many and sacred to some. In the North African country of Morocco the number seven is especia ... »
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Farmers market season kicks off across Eastern Iowa
1. Fancy a beer while shopping? You're in luck - a new Cedar Rapids farmers market will let shoppers raise a glass to local produce. Lion Bridge Brewing ... »
Savvy Senior: How to downsize your stuff for a move
Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we need to get rid of ... »
Modern Manners: How to kindly navigate health questions while socializing
The prelude of summer always entices people to seek a bikini body or lose that last 10 pounds. I am not striving for a perfect body, but I have recent ... »
Retired doctor a prolific model builder
After practicing medicine for nearly 40 years at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Ken Zichal has retired and turned his attention to another pas ... »
New Hoover Library exhibit explores world of the gangster
WEST BRANCH - When you think of President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, you probably don't think of jazz, gangsters and Prohibition.But the new ex ... »
Sunday, May 01, 2016
‘System of Ghosts’: Award-winning poet blends past, present
1. In #x201c;System of Ghosts,#x201d; Lindsay Tigue blends the past and the present and the communal and the personal in poems that are varied in structu ... »
‘Mary wept over the feet of Jesus’: Cartoonist explores Bible parables
For those readers interested in an exegesis of the genealogy included in Gospel of Matthew, most would turn to theologians like Jane Schaberg, not fam ... »
Writers’ Workshop graduate speaks to millennials, contemporary society
While his debut novel, "Private Citizens," is being hailed as a defining book for the millennial generation, Tony Tulathimutte didn't set out with tha ... »
‘Private Citizens’: Author critiques himself in sizzling new novel
Tony Tulathimutte's debut novel may be called #x201c;Private Citizens,#x201d; but his narrative approach gives his primary characters very little priv ... »
Writer tackles history in “The Houseguest”
#x201c;The Houseguest,#x201d; Kim Brooks' debut novel, began as a story of characters the author loosely based on her grandparents. The dire historica ... »
Saturday, April 30, 2016
This Season: It’s Tulip Time in Pella
1. PELLA - In Phyllis Zylstra's walkout basement, there's a room filled with tubs of lace and fabrics. Sewing machines sit on her grandmother's old kitch ... »
From The Ground Up: Divide perennials for healthy plants
Perennial flowers are just that - flowers that bloom every year. Most perennials also will grow, produce more plants and spread. If your perennials ar ... »
Assembling an artful home in Cedar Rapids
Deb Bailey would not call herself an artist. But her home on Cedar Rapids' southeast side, near Washington High School, reveals her to be a true art ... »
From the Ground Up: Tips can help prune, maintain clematis
Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines. There are more than 250 species of clematis with several h ... »
‘From the Ground Up’: Give your trees TLC
Trees are precious resources and practicing good basic tree care can help deter diseases from affecting our trees. Spring is a good time for certain ... »