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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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Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn't start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

Health CareLegalRestaurants & Food

Medical marijuana isn't even for sale yet in Arkansas, but some people in the industry are already considering the potential market for medical cannabis edibles. read more >

Dave's Place Marks 25 Years In Heart of Little Rock

Dave's Place Marks 25 Years In Heart of Little Rock

LegalRestaurants & Food

Restaurateur David Williams has seen a lot of change in downtown Little Rock since he opened Dave's Place on Dec. 20, 1993. And yet in the notoriously difficult restaurant business, Dave's Place has reached its 25th anniversary. read more >