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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

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011. read more >

Business Icons: Alice Walton Transforms Landscape, Reputation of Northwest Arkansas

Like her father, Alice Walton has a vision for Arkansas and faith in Arkansans. She is an icon because she has made her vision a reality that is shaping Arkansas just as Wal-Mart shaped the state and, later, the world. read more >

Movie Tavern Soon To Offer Dinner and A Movie — In One Place

With the tag “Great Food, the Latest Movies, and a Full Bar,” Movie Tavern, founded in 2001 in Dallas, now has 24 locations in 10 states, and soon it will open its first Arkansas location, at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center. read more >

Bruno's Deli Set to Open Today

Gio Bruno called last week to let us know that Bruno's Deli at 308 Main St., next door to Bruno's Little Italy in downtown Little Rock, should be open for business Monday, Aug. 8. read more >

Arkansas Burgers, Diner Fare Ranked by Thrillist

An interesting purveyors of lists is Thrillist, an online food, drink and travel publication. read more >

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments. read more >

Rebel Kettle, Just Opened, Plans to Grow

Only three months after opening Rebel Kettle Brewing in east Little Rock on March 21, co-owner Jason Polk is thinking about enlarging the kitchen of the microbrewery/restaurant. read more >

Midtown Little Rock IHOP to Be Razed, Rebuilt

The landmark IHOP at the northeast corner of Markham Street and University Avenue in Little Rock will be torn down and a new IHOP rebuilt at the same location, the company announced on Monday. read more >

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments. read more >

La Madeleine Country French Café Entry in Arkansas Serendipitous

The first La Madeleine Country French Café in the state opened April 20 in west Little Rock, but it won't be the last. The family has an agreement to open five locations of the French-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain in Arkansas and southwest Missouri. read more >