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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Public Hearings This Week
10:58 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

SE Iowa Budgets on Public Display

City councils and staff throughout Iowa have spent the last few months putting together their budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.

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Required for some Rentals
11:33 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Lee County Warns of Hotel/Motel Fee

The groundbreaking for Iowa Fertilizer Company
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The continued growth of a future Lee County industry could turn some residents into temporary hotel/motel "owners."

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Budget Vote March 4
7:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

FM Chamber Opposes Franchise Fees

The Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce says it opposes the city's proposed franchise fees on gas and electric bills
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

One aspect of Fort Madison’s proposed budget is facing some strong opposition.

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Now in Former US Bank Building
10:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

DMC Attorney Moves to New Office

The new home of the Des Moines County Attorney's office

One Des Moines County department is now operating out of its new home, the former US Bank building in downtown Burlington.

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Sidewalks, Inspections, Gas Tax, Gates
8:07 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Around the Region

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

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