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Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations.

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Trig Bundgaard is arrested Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Acacia Park during a protest against the Pedestrian Access Act that went onto affect in the morning. Four protester were willingly arrested for sitting on the sidewalk at the entrance to the park. About 150 protesters attended the event organized by the Coalition for Compassion and Action. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Staff of the new UCHealth Grandview Hospital participate in training on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Officers and deputies involved in the Planned Parenthood shooting on November 27, 2015 bow their heads in a moment of silence for Officer Garrett Swasey, one of three people killed in the shooting, after receiving their honors during the 31st Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon at Broadmoor Hall on Friday, November 18, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Law enforcement agencies from the Colorado Springs region, as well as from Denver, Colorado, secure the parameter during the shooting at a Planned Parenthood on Centennial Blvd., in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 27, 2015. Photo by Daniel Owen.
Amidst a sea of bunk beds, Springs Rescue Mission worker Chris Annis does some last minute painting for Friday's opening of a new homeless shelter. Starting Friday evening, there will 168 more beds for the homeless in Colorado Springs and the rescue will be open year round. Thursday, November 17, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Residents fill up jugs with drinkable water at a water station on Powers and Fontaine blvds on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Carol Folsom cheers when Proposition 106, which would make assisted death legal among patients with a terminal illness who receive a prognosis of death within six months, is passed at the Westin Denver Downtown on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
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Supporters of Amendment 69, designed to establish a statewide program called ColoradoCare, providing universal healthcare coverage and finance healthcare services for Colorado residents, continue watching election results after the amendment was not passed at the Westin Denver Downtown on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette