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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El Paso County opens satellite DHS office on Colorado Springs' east side

By: jakob rodgers

A new El Paso County Department of Human Services satellite office aims to better cater to people on Colorado Springs' east side.

A variety of services are offered at the new office, 5853 Championship View....

Memorial Hospital OKs use of cannabis-based oils for some young patients

By: jakob Rodgers

Parents of children using cannabis-based oils to treat seizures can administer the oils at Memorial Hospital under a newly approved policy announced Tuesday.

Parents must administer the oils themselves while...

Colorado health exchange users could see steep rate increases for 2016


Average health insurance rates across Colorado's individual market could rise more steeply in 2016 - though a couple of companies might buck that trend, according to preliminary rate filings announced...

Colorado Springs family in limbo waiting on hospital's decision


Memorial Hospital officials made no announcement Monday on whether they would allow cannabis-based oils - a popular treatment for many children suffering from debilitating seizures - onto its Boulder Street campus....

Who is using marijuana? New Colorado survey gives some insight


Across Colorado, 13.6 percent of adults said they had recently used marijuana when surveyed in 2014, according to a report offering the first look at pot use since legal recreational sales began last...

Patient use of cannabis-based oils a new issue in recent Memorial Hospital changes

By: jakob rodgers

A week before her daughter's surgery, Alicia Stier said Memorial Hospital Central officials told her to keep one seizure medication home: cannabis-based oils.

The voicemail left her scrambling.


About 1,000 El Paso County residents without food stamps; problem being resolved

By: jakob rodgers

Colorado welfare and information technology workers are trying to determine how some people did not get food assistance renewal packages in the mail - leaving them without food stamps this month.

An estimated...

Thunderstorms expected to hit Pikes Peak region


The already-soggy Pikes Peak region could get dumped on again Thursday, but meteorologists say it's too soon to tell exactly how serious the risk is for flooding.

Thunderstorms are expected to roll across...