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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District Learned Monday AM
3:27 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Burlington Schools Address Bullying Video

The video clearly shows the Burlington School District's administrative building in the background.

The Burlington School District says it reacted quickly to an online video that appears to show a student being bullied on school property.

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3 Incumbents, 2 Former Aldermen on Ballot
11:01 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Six Seek Three Burlington City Council Seats

The candidates for three open seats on the Burlington City Council have a monumental, multi-million dollar task on their hands when they take office in January.

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Donna Amandus / Brad Randolph
7:49 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Fort Madison Mayoral Candidates

The candidates vying to lead Fort Madison for the next two years each feel they have the vision, attitude and ability to move the city forward.

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Tom Marion / Melanie Wells
11:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Mayoral Candidates Seek Improved Keokuk

The race for the mayor’s office in Keokuk features a pair of candidates who say they have what it takes to lead the city for the next two years.

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Review Anticipated in 6-12 Months
9:27 am
Fri November 1, 2013

IA DOC : Prison Staffing Adequate

The Iowa Department of Corrections is confident that staffing levels will not be an issue at the new Iowa State Penitentiary.

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