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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
Restaurants Dec. 13, 2022 5:30 am54d ago
Siegal said the owners of the building may close at some point to revamp the building and increase occupancy after a sluggish start in filling all of its 19 kitchens.
People & Places Dec. 19, 2022 10:03 am47d ago
The up and coming Wright House of Fashion is transforming a former dry cleaners building into a supportive environment where youth and young adults can learn the tools of the fashion trade.
Economy Dec. 9, 2022 4:45 pm57d ago
Dr. Peter Orazem, economics professor at Iowa State University, speaks on the momentum behind high-profile strikes this year, trends with organized labor and what’s on the horizon for unions.
Restaurants Dec. 8, 2022 8:42 am58d ago
Richard the Whale returns for the Iowa City brewery’s annual Richard Dinner -- an ultra-exclusive, 15-course meal only 40 people are privy to each year. You can taste it vicariously through this review, too.
Community Dec. 6, 2022 7:10 am61d ago
Goldfinch Tap + Eatery is back with a new holiday theme and more activities throughout the month with the goal of fulfilling wish lists for over 100 children this Christmas.
Food & Drink Dec. 6, 2022 5:15 am61d ago
Sober CR, a community of adult nondrinkers, invites the public to learn how to make alcohol-free mocktail drinks for any occasion — including healthier lifestyle resolutions as a new year approaches.
Restaurants Nov. 29, 2022 5:30 am68d ago
Amana Church’s annual Prelude to Christmas Cookie Walk will feature an abundance of sweets on Dec. 3 alongside the church’s annual Prelude to Christmas Bazaar open Dec. 2 and 3.