On The Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 11, 2019
  • Legislature discusses developing a maternal mortality review panel.
  • Guns & America looks at the legalities of bump stocks.
  • Are counterfeit car seats infiltrating the American market?
  • Cavities can spread from one tooth to another.

- Idaho is one of seven states without a maternal mortality review panel - a group of medical professionals tasked with reviewing the causes of death of pregnant women or women in childbirth. A bill before the legislature would create one and on Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we will talk with a lawmaker and an OB/GYN about the importance of these panels.

- A mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 was exacerbated by the gunman's use of a bump stock; a device used to make a semi-automatic weapon operate as a fully automatic gun. Public outcry led to the banning of these devices, but many gun enthusiasts are still holding onto theirs. Guns & America correspondent Heath Druzin talks with a bump stock owner in Idaho.

- Reports that counterfeit car seats are circulating for sale on the internet have child safety advocates concerned these cheap knock-offs could pose a serious threat in the event of a car accident. Idaho Matters looks at the importance of sourcing and installing your car seat correctly.

- Dental cavities can spread from one tooth to another and on Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk about proper dental care.