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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.

The Ridge apartments - for which land has already been purchased - aim to help address a critical affordable housing shortage in El Paso County. (Artist rendering)
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Homeless camps have sprung up just west of where tent city was last year near I-25 and S. Tejon St. Thursday, December 12, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Registered nurse Leslie Bergan suits up Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, before treating a young patient in the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital Colorado at Memorial Hospital Central. University of Colorado Health and Children's Hospital Colorado announced Friday plans to expand both the pediatric and adult services which would include a new free-standing children's hospital next to Memorial Hospital North. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
State health insurance exchange signs up fewer Coloradans this year. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Ridge apartments - for which land has already been purchased - aim to help address a critical affordable housing shortage in El Paso County. (Artist rendering)
BROADMOOR HOTEL
The Broadmoor Hotel photographed April 10, 2007. (Gazette file photo)
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Memorial Hospital Central Saturday, January 28, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
GRASS FIRE
Crews mopped up hot spots after a grass fire threatened homes near Fillmore and Centennial on Thursday October 26, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The 6-acre fire was started by a homeless camp fire, the Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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Radon atoms magnified 100x from a long-tem radon test. (Gazette file photo)