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Jan Cottingham

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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Pro Window & Door Sells Energy Efficiency

Pro Window & Door asks customers to view windows as an appliance. Appliances these days are all about energy efficiency, and that's where the Little Rock maker of vinyl windows and patio doors puts its focus: producing the most energy-efficient products possible. read more >

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc. read more >

QualChoice Self-Insurance Plan Targets Small Employers

Obamacare is causing employers to rethink the health insurance plans they offer workers, and QualChoice has a new product to take advantage of the flexibility companies are seeking. read more >

Crystal Bridges Announces Chief Strategy Officer

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Tuesday announced several appointments relating to museum development and fundraising, including that of chief strategy officer, a new position. read more >

Utilities' Programs Offer Businesses Incentives for Saving Energy

Energy is money, and businesses in Arkansas are saving both by taking advantage of energy-efficiency programs sponsored by the state's electric and gas utility companies. read more >

David Clark, Founder of Air Traffic Service Corp., Dies at 74

David "Dave" Michael Clark of Little Rock and Destin, Florida, founder of Air Traffic Service Corp., an air cargo company, and former owner of Iron Horse Farm of Perryville, a breeder and trainer of thoroughbreds, died Sunday at 74. read more >

Arkansas and the Federal College Scorecard

The White House last month unveiled its College Scorecard, a database that allows users to evaluate and compare colleges and universities in the United States based on factors such as cost, graduation rate and salary after attending. read more >

Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative Seeks to Foster Efficiency

The Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative is a group of sustainable livestock farmers who share resources and difficult, time-consuming tasks related to processing, marketing and distribution of the meat the farms produce. read more >

Aubra Anthony: Sale of Anthony Forest Products Best for Family

The $93.5 million sale of Anthony Forest Products Co. to a Canadian company was the best choice for the Anthony family, for the firm's employees, for the communities it operates in and for its customers and suppliers, said CEO Aubra Anthony. read more >

Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected. read more >