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Heat Advisory in Siouxland, Why Was DHS Director Foxhoven Fired? 4:04

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It a very hot and humid day in Siouxland and most of Iowa is under an excessive heat warning, where temperatures will reach in the 90s and heat index values could be as high as 110 degrees.

The National Weather Service says the heat warning is for the southern two-thirds of the state under Highway 20. 

Paul Fajman (FAY-min) is with the National Weather Service in Omaha, (which forecasts for southwest Iowa).   

Fajman (FAY-min) says Sunday may be the first day of relief. 

Governor Kim Reynolds has again declined to explain why she asked the head of Iowa’s social services agency to resign last month.

The Associated Press has reported former Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven sent his employees an email about the late rapper Tupac Shakur’s birthday the Friday before Reynolds asked him to resign.

Reynolds was asked if Foxhoven’s emails to staff about Tupac were a factor in her asking for Foxhoven’s resignation.

“My answer to this is going to be consistent—there were multiple factors that went into—I didn’t even know who Tupac was, so let’s just start with that. Honestly, I had no idea who it even was. There were multiple factors that went into that decision and we’re just going to leave it at that.”

Reynolds has repeatedly declined to say what those factors are, even though state law says agencies must release the reasons for employees resigning in lieu of termination.

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