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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Geode RC&D Disbanded
8:52 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Lee County to Pass on New Organization

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will pass on becoming a member of Pathfinders RC&D.

Lee County will not be joining a regional organization that focuses on economic development and the environment.

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Supervisor Reopens Shared Center Talk
4:05 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Buying Building a Challenge for Burlington

The headquarters for the Burlington Police Department
Credit City of Burlington

Questions have begun to surface as to whether the city of Burlington will be able to move ahead with plans to relocate its police department on its own.

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Filing Period Open in Keokuk
5:16 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Burlington Headed for City Primary

It appears the race for three open seats on the Burlington City Council will begin with a primary election on Oct. 8.

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Helps Open Summit
3:42 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

IA Gov: Downtown/Preservation Key

It was a packed house for the opening of the Preserve Iowa Summit in Burlington's Capitol Theater.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says downtown development and historic preservation will play key roles in his state's economic future.

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Vandalism, Grant Money, City Seal, Fundraiser
4:36 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Around the Region

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

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