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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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Arkansas Dealmaking Down 17% in '21

Arkansas Dealmaking Down 17% in '21

Business ListBanking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

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

Health CareTransportationCover Story

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

Crystal Bridges at Ten

Crystal Bridges at Ten

Cover Story

After a decade, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seen as a catalyst for northwest Arkansas development. read more >

Staff Scarcity Chapter Two: McDonald's

Staff Scarcity Chapter Two: McDonald's

Restaurants & Food

It can be easy to forget that giant restaurant chains like McDonald's, headquartered in Chicago, are far from monolithic, that individual restaurants are owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. read more >