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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Ebola expert to speak at Coe College

Ebola may not dominate the headlines like it did over the summer, but that doesn’t mean the disease isn’t still a concern.

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CDC installing cameras in labs in agency-wide safety push

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced camera monitoring of workers in its highest-level biosafe ... »

Lawmakers skeptical over closing mental health facilities

DES MOINES — Lawmakers’ reactions to a proposal to phase out services at the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda mental health institutions r ... »

Court petitioned to liquidate CoOportunity Health

Iowa Commissioner Nick Gerhart filed a petition with the Polk County District Court on Thursday, seeking the liquidation of not-for-profit health i ... »

WELLNESS: Come to grips with reality, then do something about it

It’s a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year ... »

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Review: Caribbean Kitchen

At the Caribbean Kitchen, the jerk chicken is smoked for several hours in pimento wood, harvested from the allspice tree.

Owner and chef Pa ... »

Who knew? Pasta made from veggies can offer great taste

If you resolved to eat better this year, maybe you're wondering where to start. How can you eat more vegetables without eati ... »

Cooking up changes for Cook Club in 2015

Just as many of you do this time of year, we reflected on the past year and resolved to improve The Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club.

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Cook Club: Wow with wontons

In my family, it's not a new year until we've gathered around a table to play games, watch football and eat finger foods.

It's appropriate, ... »

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Area programs turn used license plates into money for local charities

Iowa drivers go through a lot of license plates.

Every month, Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Kriz’s office collects hundreds of used ... »

PFLAG plans to continue bibliotherapy program

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids chapter of PFLAG is examining the initial impact of its bibliotherapy program.

The program, which bega ... »

Miss Iowa kicking off series on diversity

Nina Yu still remembers the moment that stung, a moment when she was made to feel she shouldn’t be proud of who she is.

“I reme ... »

Robins sixth-grader takes runner up prize in national writing contest

CEDAR RAPIDS — Joanne Lee, a sixth-grader at Regis Middle School in Cedar Rapids, recently received a guitar and CD signed by pop star Taylo ... »

All in the Family: Get to the root of school avoidance

Congratulations! You have successfully gotten kids back to school after a long holiday break and officially started 2015 off with minimal disasters ... »

Friday, January 30, 2015
Bittman offers a lot to love in cookbook with 1,000-plus pages

Do you ever begin cooking dinner thinking you and your family will be able to eat in 30 minutes easy only to find yourself 90 minutes later ... »

‘The Best American Nonrequired Reading’: Compilation includes range of writing

Each year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes its “Best American Series,” a set of books collecting notable work published in the la ... »

‘Lost and Found’: Debut novel destined to be a classic

When choosing ideal traveling companions for a raucous cross-country adventure, most of us wouldn’t choose a 7-year-old girl whose father ha ... »

‘A Sister to Honor’: Book explores culture clash between east and west

Afia and her brother Shahid have come to America from Pakistan. Shahid came first to play squash in college. He then convinced his family in Pakist ... »

You saw the movie, read the book

CEDAR RAPIDS — The lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees this year sparked controversy, but there is a wealth of variety among the ... »

Saturday, January 24, 2015
From the Ground Up: Caring for birds in the winter

LINN COUNTY — As we move though the coldest days of winter — we need to remember our wildlife friends. Although birds are well adapte ... »

From the Ground Up: These plants are easy to grow at home

Green plants inside your house are a great way to keep your spirits up and get a start on spring.

Remember, though, that houseplants need th ... »

From The Ground Up: Protect your trees, shrubs from winter harsh salt damage

De-icing salts are one of the necessities of winter in Iowa.

De-icing compounds, such as NaCl, CaCl2, KCl and MgCl2, can damage landscape pl ... »

From the Ground Up: From onlooker to insider

Shortly after I moved to Iowa, I attended the Linn County Master Gardener Winter Gardening Fair in February, 2012. You may not know it, but the LCM ... »

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