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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.

A restored B-25 bomber frames a group as the tour Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, some of the planes that will be part new National Museum of World War II Aviation at the Colorado Springs Airport. The museum's board of directors hope to have the museum opened in about two years. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Health Overhaul Colorado
An employee of Connect For Health Colorado, the state's health care exchange, explains options and procedures to a walk in client signing up for insurance on the last day before fines are imposed, in Denver, Monday March. 31, 2014. Colorado has already exceeded baseline federal goals for enrollment. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
rescue Mission
David Woeller organizes his clothes in the new laundry room at the Springs Rescue Mission. The rescue opened the second half of its resource center — bringing to completion a project that homeless advocates have been seeking for years. The 11,000 square-foot center marks the latest addition to the nonprofit’s burgeoning campus off Las Vegas Street, west of Tejon Street. And it acts as a one-stop shop for myriad services that were either exceedingly hard to find, or spread out across several miles of Colorado Springs. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Resourse center manager Cari Parchinski and community relations director Stu Davis talk over details for the Springs Rescue Mission’s new rescue center Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The new rescue center, including public 16 showers, a computer center and gathering space, opens Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - Resourse center manager Cari Parchinski and community relations director Stu Davis talk over details for the Springs Rescue Mission's new rescue center Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Registered nurse Leslie Bergan suits up Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, before treating a young patient in the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital Colorado at Memorial Hospital Central. University of Colorado Health and Children's Hospital Colorado announced Friday plans to expand both the pediatric and adult services which would include a new free-standing children's hospital next to Memorial Hospital North. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado health insurance regulators on Wednesday made official a 27 percent average rate hike for people buying their own plans in 2018. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Holding the signs from left Miguel Alvarez, Aarahon Valdovines, and Alejandro Carnero all students of Mitchell High School show up in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Acacia Park on Tuesday September 5, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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)