Jason Parrott

Southeast Iowa Correspondent

Jason is the Southeast Iowa News Correspondent. He established Tri States Public Radio's news bureau in Keokuk in September 2003.  The bureau has moved from his apartment to the Hotel Iowa before landing in its current location at the Daily Gate City newspaper at 1016 Main.  Jason provides short- and long-form news coverage from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri, and portions of west-central Illinois. Jason covers multiple governmental boards including the Keokuk City Council, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Burlington School Board. Jason was born in Burlington, IA and grew up in neighboring Henderson County before graduating from Monmouth High School.  He graduated from WIU in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and History.  While in Macomb, he was a member of the WIU Track & Field team, serving as Captain during his senior year. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2003. He and his wife Jamie, a middle school teacher, have called Quincy home since 2007.  They have three dogs (Howie, Sunny and Sadie) and they volunteer with the Quincy Humane Society. During Jason’s free time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends, playing fantasy football and traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife.

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Review by Iowa Attorney General
11:01 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Fort Madison Police Officer "Legally Justified" in Fatal Shooting

A Fort Madison police officer will not face criminal charges after fatally shooting a man in early August.

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Open Meetings Act in Question
9:37 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Three Lee County Supervisors Face Lawsuit

Three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors are accused of violating Iowa's Open Meetings Act.

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Ruling of Iowa Supreme Court
6:17 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Lee County Judge Suspended 30 Days

The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended District Associate Judge Emily Dean for 30 days, starting Sat., Sept. 20.

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Public Hearing Monday
9:43 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Burlington Considers Stricter Curfew

Sunset could soon mean its time to head home for kids in Burlington if the city council has its way.
Credit Flickr / Kelly DeLay

School-age children in Burlington will have to get home a little sooner if the city council has its way.

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Supervisors Agree to Slow the Pace
6:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Calmer Tone for Lee County Consolidation Talks

The Lee County Board of Supervisors could bring in a structural engineer to study the condition of the county's courthouse in Fort Madison.
Credit Jason Parrott

For the first time in a long time, the Lee County Board of Supervisors discussed the idea of office consolidation and no one on the board or in the audience raised their voices or made disparaging remarks about someone or some group of people.

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