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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)
ice fest
FILE - A homeless man gathers together his belongings to move from a homeless camp on Monday, February 13, 2017. The area is beneath the MLK Bypass on and off ramps on I-25. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Needle Exchange
According to the findings of a recent Community Health Partnership report, greater education— along with the creation of a long-sought needle exchange program—are the most cost-effective means to combat that epidemic .2017 AP file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Colorado state lawmakers are expected to decide next week whether to pump additional money into a cash-strapped child care program. Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett.
Austin Eubanks (Courtesy of Speakers for Change)
A group of students lead the larger crowd that turned out and showed up in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Acacia Park and ended their rally at the office of Cory Gardner on Tuesday September 5, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
The El Paso County Department of Human Services has begun processing EBT cards at its Fountain satellite office. (Photo courtesy of El Paso County/Twitter)
Michael Smart and Eleah Benton of Colorado Springs place flowers on a memorial outside the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, for deputy Micah Flick who was killed when an investigation of a motor vehicle theft turned into a deadly shooting Monday outside a Colorado Springs apartment complex. Three other law enforcement officers were shot. The suspect was killed and one citizen injured. Smart and Benton didn't know the 34-year-old deputy but wanted to pay their respects. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Deputy death
Dep. Micah Flick, 34, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, February 5, 2018. Hundreds lined the streets for a procession from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to the El Paso County Coroners' Office. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)