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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.

Kristen Bailey with Rocky Mountain Human Services, left, and Colorado Springs Police Homeless Outreach Team officer Tim Kippel walk past a homeless campsite south of downtown Colorado Springs Monday, January 23, 2017 while conducting the annual Point in Time survey of the homeless. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A new restaurant rating system aims to show which El Paso County eateries most commonly risk getting their customers sick. The searchable database was released Monday by El Paso County Public Health. (The Gazette file)
Colorado Springs Police Homeless Outreach Team officer Tim Kippel stops at a homeless campsite along the Rock Island Trail north of downtown Monday, January 23, 2017, while helping with the annual Point in Time survey of the homeless. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Pfc. Devin Anderson and other Fort Carson Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, for the long trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, May 6, 6, 2018. Because the soldiers were some of the last of the team to head to Afghanistan, a casing ceremony for their flag was held on the tarmac at the Fort Carson Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group. Pfc Anderson's home state is West Virginia. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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FILE - Homeless camp behind Rocky Top Resources in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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A homeless camp behind Rocky Top Resources on April 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).