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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.
The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >
An increase in new coronavirus cases last week means the state has put off “phase two,” the relaxation of restrictions designed to prevent its spread, including those involving restaurants. read more >