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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Negotiations, Clean-Up, Goals, Election
5:42 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Around the Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-states region.

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Fire & Public Works Departments
5:23 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Fort Madison Opens Negotiations w/ 2 Unions

Contract talks are underway between Fort Madison and the unions representing its firefighters and public works employees.

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Comments Through Jan. 6
5:36 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Justices Seek Input on Social Media in IA Courts

The Iowa Supreme Court is seeking public comment on the use of social media in courtrooms.

Chief Justice Mark Cady says he is open to the idea of allowing journalists to use technology to better report on Iowa's judicial branch.

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Upgrading Safety/Security
5:15 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Keokuk Schools Seek State Grant

Keokuk High School's "A-Wing"

The Keokuk School Board has authorized the district to apply for up to $50,000 from the Iowa Department of Education for a "life-safety" project.

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100+ in Attendance
5:20 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Veterans Day in Keokuk

A large crowd attended the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Keokuk Veterans Memorial.

Overcast skies, falling temperatures and a brisk wind could not keep a crowd of more than 100 from attending the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Keokuk.

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