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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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
People & Places May. 5, 2023 3:17 pm33d ago
A $2.2 million restoration underway now will bring new octaves to the University of Northern Iowa’s iconic campanile thanks to 9 new bells.
Restaurants May. 3, 2023 9:45 am35d ago
With a new franchise model, the rapidly growing Barrel House restaurant is hoping to expand nationwide.
Restaurants May. 2, 2023 6:15 am36d ago
The Cedar Rapids “filling station” will soon have a second location.
Restaurants May. 2, 2023 5:30 am36d ago
Food Truck Tuesdays will continue through Aug. 29, including the July 4 holiday.
Home & Garden Apr. 30, 2023 5:00 am38d ago
With smaller floor plans than a typical single family home of their price, the new luxury condos at Douglas on First are new residents with an abundance of common areas.
Arts & Entertainment Apr. 28, 2023 6:00 am40d ago
On-air personality and double amputee Ricky Bartlett will be hitting the silver screen soon this year with the release of his biggest acting role yet.
People & Places May. 1, 2023 11:49 am37d ago
Fundraiser instills connection after isolation
Health Care and Medicine Apr. 27, 2023 6:19 pm41d ago
With a sharp increase in sexually transmitted infections, the Linn County Board of Health approved a position to combat the most concerning increase: congenital syphilis.
Restaurants Apr. 27, 2023 7:27 am41d ago
With Mexican, Asian and soul food, The Lickin’ is serving a new fusion in Cedar Rapids.
Restaurants Apr. 26, 2023 6:15 am42d ago
Planet Smoothie’s menu, available in locations across the country, is now an option in uptown Marion.
People & Places Apr. 22, 2023 6:15 am46d ago
The Catherine McAuley Center’s poverty simulation, a companion to their refugee simulation, shows how escaping poverty is easier said than done.
News Apr. 21, 2023 8:55 pm47d ago
After 16 years of covering nearly every type of disaster in Eastern Iowa, meteorologist Kaj O’Mara is leaving KCRG to pursue forensic meteorology.
Books Apr. 21, 2023 9:58 am47d ago
Meet author Rebecca Keller as she reads “You Should Have Known” with award-winning Iowa City author Abby Geni.
Restaurants Apr. 20, 2023 7:23 am48d ago
See what’s being served at downtown Cedar Rapids’ newest restaurant from the creators of Cliff’s Dive Bar, LP Street Food, Sacred Cow and the Hip-stir.
Restaurants Apr. 19, 2023 5:30 am49d ago
The entire staff from High Ground has been hired by Coffee Emporium.