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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Track Sewer Needs and Repairs
9:58 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Keokuk Could Upgrade Technology

Keokuk City Council

A new computer program could help Keokuk track some expensive infrastructure.

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Emphasis – Jan. 11
12:27 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

2013 Iowa Legislative Session

State Representative Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)

This week’s guests on Emphasis are State Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) and State Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk).

They talk to Public Radio’s Jason Parrott about the Iowa Legislature’s 2013 session.

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Vote Only to Show Intent
10:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

FM School District Accepting Bids

The former Fort Madison Middle School is on the market for $99,500.

The head of the Fort Madison School District says the sale of the district’s former middle school is not the done deal some believe it to be.

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Dry Soil Contributing
10:17 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Cities Experiencing Water Main Breaks

Cities throughout the Tri-State region are seeing an increase in broken water lines.

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Makes Initial Offer to College
11:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

SCC Faculty Seeking Raises

The faculty at Southeastern Community College is seeking a pay increase and several language changes in its next contract.

The initial offer from the SCC Higher Education Association for the 2013/2014 school year calls for a 6.85% increase in salaries and benefits.

The increase would be calculated after state money set aside for improving teacher salaries is added to current salaries and benefits.

The HEA also wants education levels to be considered during lay-off recalls and the option to carry over unused leave time or be reimbursed for it.

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