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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.

Trump DACA
In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 photo, supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, people familiar with the plans said. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump Tower Protests
President Donald Trump plans to announce on Tuesday whether "Dreamers" can remain in the country (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Governors Health Overhaul
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, joined by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators continue work on a long-term replacement law. Kasich, and Hickenlooper shared their plan in a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
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UCCS Chancellor Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak. 2013 photo by Linda Navarro
Image from a video by The American Red Cross.
Dr. Julie Marmon poses for a portrait Friday, June 23, 2017, in a room of the ER Specialists Urgency Center, a new facility offering an alternative to traditional emergency room care. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Fountain has received the second of two Air Force-supplied water filters aimed at removing toxic chemicals fouling an underground aquifer. (Photo via City of Fountain Utilities)
Heather Drissel (back), an engineer with Colorado Water Quality Control Division goes over a map of the results of environmental water samples collected from groundwater or surface in the affected area with concerned residents, Merrilee McCoglan and Janet Bahner during an open house at the Janitell Junior High School on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)