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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.

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)
NEW GAZETTE
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)
Daniel McWilliams, 8, left, Skye Brown, 7, and Ryver Brown, 4, play in the water Wednesday, July 6, 2016, during swim lessons at the Fountain-Fort Carson High School pool. The YMCA received a national grant to teach children to swim. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Daniel McWilliams, 8, left, Skye Brown, 7, and Ryver Brown, 4, play in the water Wednesday, July 6, 2016, during swim lessons at the Fountain-Fort Carson High School pool. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
Tiko Hardy (left to right) coordinated with Care and Share Food Bank to start a once-a-month food giveaway at Pikes Peak Community College. The PPCC professors organized the giveaways after learning that community college students across the nation are food insecure. Additional giveaways are planned for March 19 and in April. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
George Post, a homeless member who currently resides behind Rocky Top Resources, begins to break down his camp on Wednesday March 7, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Homeless in the area have been asked to leave by Friday morning at the latest. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
George Post, a homeless member who currently resides behind Rocky Top Resources, begins to break down his camp on Wednesday March 7, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Homeless in the area have been asked to leave by Friday morning at the latest. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Marshall Reed was found dead about 4 p.m. on New Year's Day underneath the South Santa Fe Avenue bridge in Fountain. Photo courtesy KKTV.
Members of the mechanics team for the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry cook lunch after working on an M1 Abrams during the squadron's gunnery exercises at the firing range at Fort Carson, on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)