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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)
Although, Tim Emick and his family lost just about everything in the 117 Fire. Only the front pillars at the entrance of the house are standing. He carries a lemon with him while he surveys the house, given to him by a family member to bring levity to the situation, i.e. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". Emick is the owner of Timberline Landscaping, the company that rebuilt the Incline. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
airport fire
All flights were canceled at the Colorado Springs Airport after a late night fire. Crews were working hard to fix damaged areas of the terminal on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in hopes the terminal could reopen as soon as possible, and maybe Wednesday . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Memorial Hospital Central Saturday, January 28, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The homeless that currently reside behind Rocky Top Resources are being asked to leave by the latest Friday morning as they begin to clean up their items on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
The EPA reached a $420,000 settlement with the El Paso County Retirement Plan concerning a dry cleaner's mess at the Mission Trace Shopping Center. Photo courtesy Security Water and Sanitation Districts.
FILE - Chris Carr sits next to a large 5-6 hole in the ground with logs and branches as a roof. He participated in the annual Point in Time survey of the homeless on Monday, January 29, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Pets-Skunks and Dogs
FILE - This photo provided by courtesy of the National Park Service/Wallace Keck shows a striped skunk in the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho. (Wallace Keck/National Park Service via AP)