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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Oct. 8 Election
7:42 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Marcques Derby : Furloughs Possible

Marcques Derby

Marcques Derby says he is running for the three open seats on the Burlington City Council to bring a new perspective to the panel.

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Oct. 8 Election
3:29 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Mike Campbell : Freeze Tax Rate

Mike Campbell
Credit Courtesy

Former Alderman Mike Campbell says he wants to return to the Burlington City Council to make sure solid decisions are being made that would benefit the entire city.

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Several in Need of Assistance
12:09 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Burlington Addressing Struggling Schools

Burlington School Superintendent Jane Evans

Burlington School Superintendent Jane Evans says Iowa's latest State Report Card shows there is still a lot of work to do within the district to improve student achievement.

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Electronic Devices Allowed
7:52 am
Sat October 5, 2013

FM Schools Update Bus Policy

The Fort Madison School Board has simplified and modernized the district’s discipline policy while students are on school buses after several months of discussion.

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Oct. 8 Election
10:30 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Robert Fleming : Everything On Table

Alderman Robert Fleming wants to remain on the Burlington City Council so he can be part of the solution to the city’s serious financial troubles.

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