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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.

Latest Articles

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

TransportationCover Story

The U.S.-China trade war is being fought in the forests and mill towns of Arkansas as tariffs take their toll on the hardwood lumber industry. So far, state lumbermen say, they've been able to absorb most of the losses, but a day of reckoning is coming. read more >

Tusk & Trotter Finds Argenta to Its Taste

Tusk & Trotter Finds Argenta to Its Taste

Restaurants & Food

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, the acclaimed Bentonville restaurant, plans to open a location in North Little Rock because, says executive chef and owner Rob Nelson, the Argenta Arts District is radiating a Bentonville vibe. read more >

Purple Cow Celebrating Its 30th Year

Purple Cow Celebrating Its 30th Year

Restaurants & Food

While Purple Cow itself is a tribute to nostalgia, its methods to keep current in an ever-shifting restaurant landscape, buffeted not just by diners' whims but by technology, is all about moving forward. read more >

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Restaurants & Food

A restaurant named Beef ‘O' Brady's is probably not the first place that comes to mind for those seeking plant-based burgers, but the co-owner of the chain's Bentonville location says his version of the “Impossible Burger” has been warmly received. read more >