New Ideas From Iowa Get Big Military Test in 1870

A group of soldiers gathered at an artillery field on the grounds of Fort Monroe, Virginia, on Monday, Feb. 7, 1870. The U.S. government had authorized the Army to carry out the testing of a new product designed by an Iowa man.

Utah Gives Dying Children a Choice

Two years ago the Utah legislature authorized use of do-not-resuscitate orders for terminally ill children after discharge from the hospital.
The new directives operate on the same model as those for adults, with the additional requirement that two doctors sign for them instead of one.
Despite that added requirement, the law still gives parents of terminally ill children in Utah a choice. It’s a choice that Iowa parent Diane Wiederholt, whose 13-year-old daughter Maggie died this past February after a lengthy illness, thinks Iowans should have.