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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Mayor Suthers honors 3 organizations for response to Planned Parenthood shooting

By: jakob rodgers

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers honored three organizations Tuesday for their work during a deadly attack at the city's lone Planned Parenthood clinic in late November.

Suthers gave Spirit of the Springs...

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic set to reopen


Colorado Springs' lone Planned Parenthood clinic plans to partially reopen Monday, two-and-a-half months after a deadly rampage there left three people dead and nine others wounded.

Calling it a "celebratory...

Latest Colorado health insurance enrollment surpasses 150,000

By: jakob rodgers

Thousands of people rushed to beat Sunday's deadline for purchasing health insurance for 2016, Colorado's exchange reported Tuesday.

The rush of last-minute shoppers helped push the state's exchange, Connect...

Latest storm's effects will linger on Colorado Springs-area roads


Although it stopped snowing on Tuesday, the impact of the recent storm on Pikes Peak region roads will continue for some time.

Jack Ladley, the operations manager for the Colorado Springs' streets division,...

Even with beds added, Colorado Springs homeless shelters full to overflowing during storm

By: jakob rodgers

The odds that Mike Breshears could sleep inside Monday night hinged on a lottery drawing for one of 60 beds at the Springs Rescue Mission.

"It's usually pretty close," Breshears said.

Across Colorado...

Colorado Springs Health Foundation to grant $8 million to boost regional health


After spending years in financial limbo, the foundation created under Memorial Hospital's voter-approved lease finally plans to start writing checks.

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation expects to grant...

Judge denies accused murderer Marcus Allen Smith's request to represent himself in court

By: jakob rodgers

Marcus Allen Smith may be mentally competent to stand trial, but a man who wants to "pimp the court" can't represent himself, a judge ruled Friday.

Smith's demands to fire his third defense team in four...

Memorial Hospital's chief medical officer Patrick Faricy caps off long career

By: jakob rodgers

He steered clear of the family car business and decided against becoming a priest - all in favor of a doctor's coat and a bow tie.

Now, he's put a bow on his career.

On Friday, Dr. Patrick Faricy...