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.

Mark Silverstein, Legal Director of the ACLU of Colorado held a press conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. Thursday, May 5, 2016 to announce a settlement with the City of Colorado Springs over what the ACLU calls "debtors' prison practices." In the foreground is a photo of Shawn Hardman, and ACLU client who Silverstein said was was sentenced on four occasions for a total of more than 90 days in jail for panhandling. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
A detail from the mural on the wall at Iron Bird Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs. (Nichole Montanez, The Gazette)
A detail from the mural on the wall at Iron Bird Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs. (Nichole Montanez, The Gazette)
Patricia C. Mulkey (left) and other protesters showed up at the Municipal Court building on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, to support protesters who were going to the court for being cited under the city's new Pedestrian Access Act. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Planned Parenthood
A shadow from a chain link fence falls across the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains sign in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Prosecutor Donna Billek arrives for the competency hearing for Robert Dear, Jr., Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the El Paso Country Judicial Building in Colorado Springs. Dear faces 179 counts, including murder and attempted murder, in the Planned Parenthood attack Nov. 27, 2015. (AP Pool, The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dr. Erik Wallace, Associate Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch, leads a discussion on professionalism in the workplace with a group of students at the Lane Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. University of Colorado School of Medicine students begin their third year of medical school in Colorado Springs and are the first students to train in the city. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Police Lt. Catherine Buckley explains 4 citations issued Saturday. Photo by Billie Stanton Anleu, The Gazette.