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‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement

A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s re-evaluating the proposal, while main sponsor U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo says the bill will protect the hearing of sportsmen and those living near gun ranges.

Crapo crafts flood insurance reform

The two major hurricanes that hammered Texas and Florida in recent weeks also highlighted the need to reform a federal flood insurance program that encourages homeowners to rebuild in flood-prone areas.

Idaho Sen. Crapo wants to make switchblades legal in interstate commerce

At the behest of Buck Knives in Post Falls, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to lift a decades-old ban on interstate commerce in switchblade knives. Switchblades, also known as automatic knives, have a mechanism allowing one-handed operation to easily open the blade. They’ve been illegal in interstate commerce since 1958...