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Sarah Jarvis


I'm a watchdog reporter covering Cape Coral, Florida for the News-Press and the USA Today Network. I've reported for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, Arizona PBS and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. I graduated summa cum laude and with honors from The Cronkite School at Arizona State University. I also have a B.A. in Global Studies and am conversant in Spanish.

The News-Press
Cape Coral block comes together to care for beloved outdoor cat

Realtor Lenora Marshall was showing a house that was for sale on her own southwest Cape Coral street about six years ago when something gray darted out of one of the empty rooms. The potential buyers were surprised, and asked Marshall if that gray flash they glimpsed was a cat.

Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
Model Government: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost exactly to language in legislation proposed outside Arizona. But House Bill 2176, which never got a committee hearing, was not the only bill in the state's 52nd legislative session that borrowed ideas, either in concept or verbatim, from bills in other states.

Downtown Devil
Ed the Hotdogger's life of love, business and sausage

Ed the Hotdogger's red beret is visible from well across the street, nestled in the frame made by his concession cart and the two large black and yellow Hoffy hot dog brand umbrellas open overhead. The red beret moves back and forth from the deep fryer, to one of several coolers laid out behind the cart, back to the front of the stand.

Star Tribune
Newport United Methodist Church to return sacred rock to the Dakota

On a warm Sunday morning in June, members of the Newport United Methodist Church emerged from services, passing a granite boulder planted on a patch of grass in front of the church. About 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, it's been the focus of months of conversation on reconciliation and the relationship between the church and the Dakota who consider it sacred.

Downtown Devil
A nonprofit group leaves humanitarian aid along immigrant trails in the U.S. from Mexico

Members of the nonprofit group No More Deaths have regularly traveled to the Sonoran Desert National Forest since 2004 to leave humanitarian aid along the trails that immigrants take into the United States from Mexico. With the inhospitable nature of the desert, it's common for the group to run into evidence that gives them their name.

Fact Check: State Senate candidate's firefighter ad misleading

THE MEDIA: Digital billboard. WHO SAID IT: Team Schmuck, Frank Schmuck's campaign. PARTY: Republican. THE RACE: State Senate, Legislative District 18. THE COMMENT: "FIREFIGHTERS VOTE SCHMUCK FOR ARIZONA SENATE". THE FORUM: Campaign advertisement. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT: Whether state Senate candidate Frank Schmuck has been endorsed by Arizona firefighters.

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS
The last train of refugees through the Balkans

ZAGREB, Croatia - It's a cold night in Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb's main train station. Most of the day's passengers have come and gone, and there are only a few people milling about under the yellow platform lights.

Fact Check: How many Arizonans would lose health coverage with an 'Obamacare' repeal?

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act. How many Arizonans would be affected? THE MEDIA: Web. WHO SAID IT: Alliance for Healthcare Security. THE COMMENT: "709,000 Arizonans would lose health coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed." THE FORUM: News release emailed on Dec.

Phoenix woman gets 4 years for killing alleged abuser

Editor's Note: Originally published in March 2015. If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship, help is available through a variety of local and national groups, including the National Domestic Violence Center Hotline: 800-799-7233. For more about the factors that can predict when domestic abuse turns deadly, read our coverage of an October 2015 quadruple murder-suicide in Tempe.

Star Tribune
Dalai Lama visits Eden Prairie for discussion on compassion

Aside from the clicking of camera shutters, the room was silent as audience members intently awaited the Dalai Lama's response to actor Forest Whitaker's question: What actions can we take to have more compassion for others? "I don't know," the Dalai Lama said after a few seconds, as the crowd laughed.

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