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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Winter shelter open around the clock during Colorado Springs cold snap

    Published: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    The Springs Rescue Mission plans to keep its winter shelter open during daylight hours this week amid a brutal cold snap. The nonprofit will keep the shelter open around the clock through at least 5 p.m. Friday, Springs Rescue Mission officials announced Tuesday. The facility at 25...

  • Program to stem child abuse coming back to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    A program that provides a place for frazzled, angry parents to drop off their kids before the situation turns abusive plans to reopen Monday. The resurrection of the KPC Respite Center ends a nine-month closure that had left the region without a critical means to prevent child abuse....

  • Twin blamed for his brother's sex crimes now facing his own charges

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    A man once labeled as the "evil twin" of a former Fort Carson lieutenant now shares more with his brother than near-identical DNA. Brian Lucas, 32, posted bond after Huntsville, Ala. police arrested him on suspicion of felony sodomy and sexual abuse - specifically, fondling a child,...

  • Colorado Springs mayor announces $5 million plan to address homelessness

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs officials plan to vastly expand homeless services, shelter beds and affordable housing across the city while furthering the city's influence over how millions of dollars in federal grants are spent to combat homelessness. On Wednesday, Mayor Steve Bach announced...

  • Colorado Springs' feud with PERA rests before retired judge

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    DENVER - The moment Memorial Hospital's employees left Colorado Springs' payroll, the city's pension obligation for nearly 4,000 people ended, a city lawyer argued Monday before a retired Adams County district court judge. A state pension fund attorney countered that reasoning with...

  • Memorial Hospital CEO and CFO resign, new leadership named

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    An abrupt change in leadership atop University of Colorado Health included the resignation of Memorial Hospital's chief executive and its top financial officer - departures that came as a surprise to some in the health care community. Mike Scialdone, who oversaw Memorial Hospital's...

  • Colorado updates insurance enrollment numbers

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The state's new health insurance exchange averaged slightly more than 700 enrollments per day in the weeks leading up to its latest deadline. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 10,624 new enrollments from Jan. 1 through Wednesday, bringing the total number of Coloradans enrolled in...

  • Study: Pikes Peak region ill-prepared to treat elderly

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region has a shortage of doctors that treat senior citizens - and new doctors have little financial incentive to specialize in geriatric care. Further, transportation services to help seniors get to medical appointments - or anywhere else, for that matter - are...

  • Letters reject claims of bullying by Sen. Mark Udall, increase insurance cancellation number

    Updated: Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    The head of a Colorado regulatory agency on Tuesday denied claims that Sen. Mark Udall bullied the state's insurance division. Also Tuesday, another state official revealed far more Coloradans received insurance cancellation letters than previously reported. In separate letters, two...

  • Consumer payments to health insurance carriers lagging across Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    Thousands of Coloradans who enrolled in health insurance plans through the state's new exchange have yet to make their first payment - leaving unfinished a critical step for ensuring coverage. Insurance companies across Colorado reported receiving payments from only 60 percent to 70...

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