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
Health Care and Medicine Dec. 29, 2021 6:23 pm
Johnson and Linn counties are seeing their highest weekly totals for COVID-19 cases in 13 months as positivity rates continue to trend up, according to data released Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Religion & Belief Jan. 3, 2022 12:15 pm
The United Methodist Church will contribute $30 million to a fund compensating sexual abuse survivors, according to terms of a settlement reached in the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy.
Restaurants Dec. 22, 2021 7:03 pm
The Pink Umbrella Bakery opened its first store front in Coralville. Heather Sitzmore started the business by serving her grandmother’s family recipes under a pink umbrella at farmers markets and upgrading to a food truck in 2015.
Hospoda, a new craft beer and pizza restaurant at 62 16th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids, opened its doors with a soft opening on Dec. 15. The restaurant’s name is the Czech word for “pub.”
State Government Dec. 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Ten years after the Human Rights Campaign first rated cities nationwide on how inclusive they are to LGBTQ people, cities in Iowa have made big improvements. But with a state Legislature that introduces anti-LGBTQ bills each session, does it matter?