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West Nile Virus is Back in Iowa, Former VP Joe Biden in Sioux City, Le Mars Next Week, 5:32

071219 5 32 

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will make two stops in Northwest Iowa when he returns to campaign in the Hawkeye state.

Biden, a former vice president, will attend a multi-candidate forum in Des Moines on Monday, and his campaign has slated other stops, including Sioux City and Le Mars on Tuesday.

At 3 p.m. that day he will discuss rural health care issues in a Le Mars location to be determined, then will speak at 6 p.m. in a Sioux City community event at a location also to be determined. Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang will also in Siouxland next week.

Iowa has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus for 2019.

The Iowa Public Health Department says the man has recovered, he is from Audubon County and is 61 to 80 years old.

Until the first hard frost, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus infection from mosquitoes.

Nebraska's corrections director won't have to testify before lawmakers about the state's lethal injection protocol or how prison officials obtained the drugs used in an execution last year.

The Nebraska Supreme Court sided today with the state corrections department, which sought to block a subpoena from the Legislature's Judiciary Committee that would have required corrections director Scott Frakes to answer questions about his department's lethal injection practices.

The Judiciary Committee ordered Frakes to appear at a public hearing last year, months before Nebraska executed its first inmate by lethal injection. 

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