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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.

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UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety

UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety

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Kristen Gibson, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, is leading a research effort to find ways to protect dine-in restaurant customers from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. read more >

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted lumber demand throughout the United States, a surge that has pushed prices to record heights, raising the average price of a new single-family home by more than $16,000. read more >

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

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The coronavirus epidemic has hit buffets hard. Relying on sneeze guards and the good manners and hygiene of other diners is particularly problematic now. read more >