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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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White Water: What They Did for Love

White Water: What They Did for Love

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The pandemic shut down the iconic haunt in March 2020, and in the spring of 2021, rumor circulated that it was not going to reopen. A local couple stepped up to keep it from disappearing. read more >

Travelers, Projects Taking Off at LIT

Travelers, Projects Taking Off at LIT

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Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic essentially halted passenger air travel, Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock is seeing travelers return to the skies — though traffic is not normal yet. read more >

Arkansas Dealmaking Down 17% in '21

Arkansas Dealmaking Down 17% in '21

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The number of the biggest deals in Arkansas worth $10 million or more rose to 95, an increase of 12% compared with the 85 big deals in 2020. read more >

COVID Creates Nursing Crisis

COVID Creates Nursing Crisis

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Record COVID cases are transforming a long-standing problem in Arkansas — the state's nursing shortage — into a crisis. read more >