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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 Aug. 17, 2022 6:00 am107d ago
Specials this month include the Summertime S’mores latte and the Summertime S’mores dipped waffle cone, part of the camper’s rotating ice cream flavors. Other signatures include the Sweet Honey latte and Ice Cream latte.
Restaurants Aug. 17, 2022 5:45 am107d ago
The hour expansion is rare at a time when most restaurants are reducing their hours or continuing pandemic hour reductions due to ongoing labor shortages in the industry.
Restaurants Aug. 16, 2022 5:45 am107d ago
The candlelight dinner on the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions between Czech Village and New Bohemia features options from Amos Deans Catering, Czech Town Station, Lion Bridge Brewing Company and Peppercorn Food Company.
Food & Drink Aug. 16, 2022 4:24 pm106d ago
We tried all of the foods on the Iowa State Fair’s top 10 new foods list. See our Top picks among the 2022 finalists vying for the prize of the top new food this year and seven other semi-finalists.
Government & Politics Aug. 12, 2022 8:39 pm110d ago
Randy Evans of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council speaks to the challenges of successfully filing open records requests with government entities.