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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.
Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Mar. 18, 2022 12:11 pm
Following a successful festival circuit tour, “East of Middle West,” a feature-length crime drama written by Iowa City filmmaker Mokotsi Rukundo, will debut soon at FilmScene in Iowa City.
People & Places Mar. 17, 2022 6:00 am
Nearly six months after the first Afghans arrived in Cedar Rapids as they fled the Taliban in Afghanistan, a Catherine McAuley Center case worker said about 250 live in the area.
Rapid Creek Cidery is merging with Wilson’s Orchard & Farm and reopening as Wilson’s Ciderhouse & Venue, which will introduce Saturday brunch service to complement its Sunday brunch.
Restaurants Mar. 15, 2022 6:00 am
Mamacita Taco Pub is owned by local restaurateurs Haile Duncan and Ozzie Aguirre, who own Mas Margaritas and the recently opened La Casita, right next door to Mamacita.
Restaurants Mar. 14, 2022 10:22 am
New data from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance shows that Cedar Rapids is starting to shed its reputation as a “chain restaurant city” as it becomes a state leader in independent restaurant trends.
People & Places Mar. 11, 2022 6:00 am
Harold Alcott joins at least 55 other centenarians in Iowa. He celebrated his 100th birthday on March 5. He’s one of 509 living World War II veterans left in the Eastern Iowa area.
Restaurants Mar. 8, 2022 6:00 am
The Eat Shop in Solon had a line going down the block Saturday as customers eagerly supported the fundraiser for Ukrainians fleeing or staying to fight the Russian invasion.