Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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Aug. 4, 2020 2:20 p.m. — During today's daily COVID-19 update, Gov. Hutchinson reported the state has 45,381 positive cases, an increase of 784 from yesterday. Of those, 10 are in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations increased by 13 for a total of 526, a new record. Arkansas has 490 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 15. In the last 24 hours, 5,840 tests were conducted. The public health lab completed 2,212 tests, the most completed by the lab in a single day. The increase is due to new, high-throughput machines that have come online.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is urging hooved animal owners to comply with animal movement restrictions issued in response to the discovery of Vesticular Stomatitis Virus in three horses in Benton County. VSV is a viral disease affecting horses, cattle, sheep, goats and swine. Transmission typically occurs through fly bites.

On today's show, we have the latest from Governor Asa Hutchinson's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we have details on a special election taking place in Springdale and Bethel Heights this week and the types of precautions being taken at polling locations. And, we head to rural Boone County where Black Lives Matter activists staged a protest outside a Ku Klux Klan compound.

Aug. 3, 2020 2:10 p.m. —  During today's daily COVID-19 update, Gov. Hutchinson reported the state has 44,597 positive cases, an increase of 787 from yesterday. Of those, 6 are in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations decreased by 2 for a total of 513. Arkansas has 475 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 11.

Courtesy / Washington County Election Commission

Early voting begins Aug. 4 for a special election in Bethel Heights and Springdale. Registered voters will be casting ballots for or against the consolidation of the city of Bethel Heights into the city of Springdale. Election officials are implementing new safety precautions in both Benton and Washington County polling sites to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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