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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
News Dec. 2, 2022 6:00 am113d ago
With the population at a 17-year high, some say new solutions are needed as raccoons ravage urban residences and farms alike.
Restaurants Dec. 1, 2022 9:11 am113d ago
Czech Town Station brings a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Czech Village.
Restaurants Nov. 30, 2022 5:30 am116d ago
The John J. Sokol Gingerbread House Extravaganza will bring the magic of the season to kids staying at the hospital, with an interactive holiday experience.
Restaurants Nov. 29, 2022 6:00 am116d ago
Mamacita Taco Pub will be open at a new location soon, less than a year after opening.
Restaurants Nov. 29, 2022 5:30 am116d 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.
Restaurants Nov. 27, 2022 3:39 pm117d ago
Double Up Coffee is trying out a coffee, breakfast and lunch concept in a Cedar Rapids cloud kitchen, delivering energy to go.
People & Places Nov. 27, 2022 3:33 pm117d ago
With added holiday flair, see how some of the most influential early families of Cedar Rapids lived in the Brucemore Mansion.
People & Places Nov. 27, 2022 3:28 pm117d ago
If you’re looking to spruce up your holiday decorations with a live tree, check out one of these 10 local farms in Eastern Iowa.
Health Care and Medicine Nov. 27, 2022 6:00 am119d ago
RSV, a respiratory virus that disproportionately affects children, is on the rise harder and faster than usual this year. Here’s what you need to know to help prevent it and recognize the signs.
Religion & Belief Dec. 7, 2022 3:44 pm107d ago
Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, but each faith ascribes its own values. See how each one gives thanks.
News Dec. 8, 2022 8:44 am106d ago
As Cedar Rapids nonprofits and homeless residents prepare for winter, some advocates fear the situation will get worse before it gets better.
People & Places Nov. 22, 2022 3:20 pm122d ago
Shanza Sami’s invention could soon bring one of the first major updates to the catalytic converter in decades.
Food & Drink Nov. 22, 2022 5:30 am123d ago
An overnight package at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is a sweet tooth’s dream staycation.
News Nov. 20, 2022 6:00 am125d ago
After three years, the Breckenridges finished the process that was supposed to take nine months.
Food & Drink Nov. 16, 2022 5:30 am129d ago
After running White Tree Bakery from home for the last year, owner Jen Juhl thinks about the future of Mount Vernon’s only bakery as it continues to grow.