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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.

Thanksgiving dinner
A rally was held for the tenants of Emerald Towers to protest their evictions on Sunday, November 19, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
The military tree sits at the Colorado Springs Pioneer's Museum on Saturday November 18, 2017 in Colorado Springs.
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The six-story Emerald Towers Apartments pictured Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, were built in 1967. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Health Overhaul Colorado
An employee of Connect For Health Colorado, the state's health care exchange, explains options and procedures to a walk in client signing up for insurance on the last day before fines are imposed, in Denver, Monday March. 31, 2014. Colorado has already exceeded baseline federal goals for enrollment. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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The six-story Emerald Towers Apartments pictured Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, were built in 1967. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, walk-in clients wait for their names to be called to sign up for insurance. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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Jane Trogdon looks out the kitchen window of her sixth-floor apartment Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Emerald Towers Apartments. Trogdon has lived at the apartments on Cheyenee Road for 46 years and received an eviction notice with the other month-to-month tenants Wednesday afternoon. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ken Jaray and his son Ian Jaray look at lagged results after one of the other members of the watch party tell Jaray that he won in the early results for mayor of Manitou Springs on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Ken Jaray and his son Ian Jaray look at lagged results after one of the other members of the watch party tell Jaray that he won in the early results for mayor of Manitou Springs on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
HOMELESS CAMP SPRINGS RESCUE MISSION
Springs Rescue Mission (Gazette file photo)
Piping from an Air Force-supplied water filter on the aquifer that provides water to Fountain near Aga Park. The filters were installed in response to the discovery of perfluorinated compounds in the water. Photographed on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)