Antoinette Grajeda
Antoinette Grajeda

Antoinette Grajeda is Editor-in-Chief of Arkansas Soul, the host of the Affirmative Action podcast and a Northwest Arkansas-based journalist. She has covered race, culture, politics, health, education and the arts in Arkansas for nearly 15 years.

House Committee Advances Class Protection Bill

A House committee has advanced a class protection bill that critics say doesn’t do enough to protect against hate crimes. Arkansas is one of three states without a hate crimes law.

Senate Committee Blocks Hate Crimes Bill

Arkansas legislators failed to advance a hate crimes bill out of committee yesterday. Meanwhile, the full Senate has approved a class protection bill that will be heard by a House committee this afternoon.

Women’s History Month: Josie Fernandez

Josie Fernandez was superintendent of Hot Springs National Park from 2004 to 2018 — the first woman to lead the park. Fernandez served a total of 25 years in the National Park Service, with 14 being spent in Hot Springs.