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The first time I learned how to ask good questions was at age 5, when I learned Santa Claus was not real. “Whose lap have I been sitting on all these years?!” was the first question I asked, according to my mother.
I’m a features reporter for The Gazette, which means I have the opportunity to get to know folks on a more personal level, show people the best parts of life and demonstrate how daily news affects members of the community. In addition to covering restaurants and food news, I serve on The Gazette’s Fact Checker team and have a particular passion for human interest pieces as well as stories focusing on marginalized communities.
Sometimes, taking a moment to listen to others and reflect on what they say — even those who might not think they have much of a story to tell — really puts things in perspective.
When I’m not reporting, I like to travel, go bird watching, search for new items to add to my Peanuts collection and keep my cat from scaring away the cardinals on my balcony.
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Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Community 2h ago15h ago
With an unprecedented number of legislative bills and new laws targeting the rights of transgender Iowans, CR Pride will be holding a panel discussion with transgender community members, parents, a healthcare expert, an attorney and civil rights investigator.
History Mar. 26, 2023 2:19 pm17h ago
More than 80 years after he died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Navy seaman Donald Stott was buried in his hometown of Monticello Saturday.
Health Care and Medicine Mar. 26, 2023 11:17 am20h ago
Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signing of a new law banning gender-affirming care, families with transgender children are searching for answers.
People & Places Mar. 24, 2023 9:38 am2d ago
After tens of thousands of gallons of sap over the years, the Maple Syrup Festival at Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids is celebrating 40 years of getting back to nature.
Restaurants Mar. 23, 2023 6:15 am4d ago
Everbowl, a national franchise, has found strong success in its first Cedar Rapids location ahead of plans to expand with multiple locations across Iowa.
Restaurants Mar. 21, 2023 5:30 am6d ago
The locally-owned pizza staple opened at its new location on Saturday, March 18. The site at the corner of 27th Street and First Avenue replaces its previous location at 3234 Center Point Rd. NE, which closed March 13 at the end of a lease.
Restaurants Mar. 21, 2023 5:15 am6d ago
Its last day there will be Sunday, March 26.
Restaurants Mar. 20, 2023 1:19 pm6d ago
See how you can win free chicken fingers for a year and more.
People & Places Mar. 18, 2023 5:45 am10d ago
See how 4-year-old Tova Friedman survived Auschwitz, and where you can hear her story in person as she visits Cedar Rapids.
Mar. 18, 2023 5:00 am9d ago
Cedar Rapids Police Department investigator Sarah Lacina is back on TV with a new competition, ‘The Challenge: World Championship,’ streaming its first season now on Paramount+.
Restaurants Mar. 15, 2023 7:22 am12d ago
With the second opening in a restaurant tri-plex, Epic Catering’s new pizza place specializes in upscale, personal pizzas.
Restaurants Mar. 14, 2023 8:00 am13d ago
Scooter’s is expanding yet again, this time into a new Corridor city.
Restaurants Mar. 14, 2023 7:46 am13d ago
Moe Cason, a Des Moines barbecue pitmaster, will headline the main stage presentation by telling how he got his start in barbecue, and teaching a class on the best way to barbecue.
Small Business News Mar. 12, 2023 8:47 am14d ago
After 40 years at the helm, Mark Ginsberg is handing the reins to his daughter, who hopes to infuse even more art into the jewelry establishment known for “objects of art.”
Restaurants Mar. 9, 2023 8:13 am17d ago
With 27 restaurants at this year’s Top Chef Iowa City, see the 7 entrees, drinks and desserts that stood out most to us.