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A bill that would prohibit the open carry of firearms and other weapons within 250 feet of permitted events, including the state Capitol campus, passed the House on Sunday evening with...

March 29, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, joins KELA Radio to talk about the dynamics of the remote session, protecting 2nd Amendment rights, the eviction moratorium, rural broadband, and providing tax relief. Wash. House Republicans...

Feb. 10, 2021

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote to you. Since then, the governor has enacted and twice extended his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order; the number of coronavirus...

May 4, 2020

Less than a month after a Kittitas County sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty, the state House of Representatives once again paused Monday to pay tribute to a...

April 16, 2019

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the state supplemental budget, hits and misses of the 2018 legislative session, and how his work as a state lawmaker continues this interim.

March 14, 2018

'Let's go into this with full information, not blindly or with political motivation,' says Orcutt   Calling it “penny-wise and pound-foolish,” 18th District lawmakers today expressed frustration over what they view...

Jan. 21, 2010