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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.

FILE - Chris Carr sits next to a large 5-6 hole in the ground with logs and branches as a roof. He participated in the annual Point in Time survey of the homeless on Monday, January 29, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
FILE - Homeless camp behind Rocky Top Resources in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
FILE - At The Hangout daycare, Tasha Fickas (center) gives affordable daycare to low income families. She plays with some of the kids at the daycare on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
A small sea of fire retardant foam was unintentionally released in an aircraft hangar, temporarily covering a small portion of the flight line at Travis AFB, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013. The non-hazardous foam is similar to dish soap, which eventually dissolved into liquid, which was helped by high winds. 60th Air Mobility Wing fire fighters helped control the dispersion by using powerful fans and covering drains. No people or aircraft were harmed in the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright/Released)
The homeless that currently reside behind Rocky Top Resources are being asked to leave by the latest Friday morning as they begin to clean up their items on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
This Oct. 17, 2017 photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shows Malik Vincent Murphy, who was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his younger brother and sister and also attacking his father in their Colorado home. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
Piping from an Air Force-supplied water filter on the aquifer that provides water to Fountain near Aga Park. The filters were installed in response to the discovery of perfluorinated compounds in the water. Photographed on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)