116 3rd St SE
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.
Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Restaurants Jan. 9, 2023 4:40 pm20d ago
In a new statement, an attorney for Hamburg Inn No. 2’s owner said the Iowa City restaurant will close for the month of January, under new management, to undergo repairs.
People & Places Jan. 7, 2023 6:15 am24d ago
The 30 homeless people who died in 2022 may not have been seen or heard often in life as they lived on the streets. But here, they were seen and heard by the living who knew them.
News Dec. 31, 2022 3:40 am30d ago
After 9 months, the city of Cedar Rapids razed a homeless encampment near the Cedar River. Here’s their process for clearing homeless camps and why they say it’s necessary.
Food & Drink Dec. 21, 2022 5:30 am41d ago
The church is offering a free meal by reservation on Saturday, Dec. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. Reservations are available in allotted time slots at noon, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m.