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.

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Lamborn legislation would ban acquisition of some fetal tissue


U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announced legislation Tuesday aimed at banning the acquisition of fetal tissue from induced abortions - meaning researchers might only be able to get it from stillborns or fetuses lost in...

Director of Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging to retire

By: jakob rodgers

The leader of the Pikes Peak Council of Governments' Area Agency on Aging will soon retire.

Guy Dutra-Silveira will retire in August after 20 years with the agency - nine of which were spent as its director....

Homes for All Veterans aims to help homeless vets reach 'functional zero'

By: jakob rodgers

The push to end veteran homelessness by Dec. 31 now has an end goal.

Using an intensely data-driven approach unlike anything previously seen in the Pikes Peak region, a coalition of community members, local...

Colorado Springs Health Foundation seeking new board member


The Colorado Springs Health Foundation is seeking volunteers interested in serving on its Board of Trustees.

The vacancy on the nine-member board was created when Phil Lane resigned to focus on other...

Opposition to Monument methadone clinic swells; meeting on appeal rescheduled


Needing space for a bigger crowd, Monument officials rescheduled a hearing about a contentious methadone clinic that remains under construction despite a groundswell of opposition.

The town's Board of...

Anti-methadone group to discuss ways to keep drug out of Monument


A group that opposes a planned methadone clinic in Monument will hold a meeting Thursday.

No Methadone in Monument will discuss updates to its effort at 6 p.m. in Si Sibell's Barn, which is behind 231 Front...

Colorado State University disputes Lamborn's charge of buying 'aborted babies' parts


Colorado State University officials denied purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood amid reports that it did so - either directly or indirectly - in January 2013.

The issue came to light after...

Care and Share Food Bank makes strides toward goal of feeding 63,000 more over 5 years

By: jakob rodgers

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado's campaign to feed 63,000 more people over five years might just hold true to its name.

The nonprofit fed 14,000 more people during the first year of its...