3 Arizonans in the News this Month

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Scott Pasmore  
When the Good Morning Arizona anchor filmed Memorial Day crowds at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, he didn’t know it would go viral. His footage of swarms of people ignoring social distancing recommendations was reposted by celebrities such as Meghan McCain and W. Kamau Bell and has more than 15 million views.

Jonathan Nez 
Last month, the Navajo Nation purportedly had the highest coronavirus cases per capita of any large governance in the country. The Native American territory, which occupies parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, has implemented a curfew to flatten the curve at the behest of reservation president Jonathan Nez.

Valentino Tejada 
Most of us are praising food couriers during the pandemic, but Mesa’s Valentino Tejada made headlines – including a CNN report – for threatening a DoorDash driver with a handgun. In May, he was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

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