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Man killed in Norseman truck rollover

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6:08pm A man has died and two people have been injured after a crash in Norseman, in the WA Goldfields.

State Government 'weak' on power pole fire risk

50 homes were destroyed in the Perth Hills suburbs sparked by an old wooden pole collapsing.

5:55pm The Opposition has labelled the state government's response to bushfire risks posed by private power poles "weak" and "lazy".

Ken Travers calls for an end to train station parking fines

Law-abiding parkers are being hit with parking infringements.

LIAM DUCEY 5:52pm Shadow Transport minister Ken Travers has called on the State Government to issue a moratorium on train station parking ticket infringements.

Fatty FIFO foods a concern to workers' health

Poor diets have been blamed for the increase in obese FIFO.

AAP 5:24pm Smorgasbords of roast dinners, comforting casseroles, pastas and delectable desserts in mining camp mess halls are proving a real-life health crisis for WA fly-in, fly-out workers, new research shows.

BHP Billiton to axe more iron ore jobs in Pilbara

BHP Billiton will axe more jobs in the Pilbara.

4:48pm BHP Billiton won't confirm reports jobs have been axed at its Nelson Point operations in Port Hedland, but says some staff in the Pilbara town will be made redundant in coming months.

Labor sinks teeth into State Government shark rhetoric

Two Sunshine Coast men were fined  $1100 for interfering with shark lines.

4:38pm The Opposition has called for an end to "irrational and irresponsible" commentary about sharks that are unhelpful to the issue and to the grieving families of victims.

Colin Barnett sees no future for Subiaco Oval

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DAVID PRESTIPINO 5:16pm It's the end of the road for AFL at its traditional home in Western Australia once Perth's new $1 billion stadium at Burswood is complete.

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WAFL makes football history with female grand final goal umpires

The passage to this weekend's WAFL grand final hasn't been easy for Sally Boud and Lauren French.

LIAM DUCEY 3:56pm When East Perth meets Subiaco at Patersons Stadium on Sunday to decide the 2014 Western Australian Football League premiership, WA footy fans may not realise they are witnessing a historic moment. 

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Iron ore price drops hits Barnett Government

WA Premier Colin Barnett.

2:44pm The Barnett government is poised to announce more cost-cutting measures as lower iron ore prices threaten to punch a big hole in the state's bottom line.

Woodvale double murder accused fit to plead

An inquest has found a midwife failed to follow basic regulations in the case of a failed home birth.

2:39pm A 23-year-old man charged with the murder of his father and a neighbour has been deemed fit to plead following a psychiatric assessment.

Woman found with life-threatening injuries in Beaconsfield

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4:26pm Major Crime detectives are investigating how a woman sustained life-threatening injuries in her Beaconsfield home, as police question a man over the apparent assault.

Council vows to 'keep Fremantle weird' as city looks to the future

The cappuccino strip Fremantle is famous for.

CANDICE BARNES 4:46pm Transport and job diversity have been identified as two major challenges facing Fremantle, as the port city prepares to double in size under proposed local government reform.

Government ignoring underage drinking: Labor

Labor says the liquor review is gathering dust.

1:48pm The State Government has rejected claims it failed to act on 141 recommendations made in a review of the Liquor Control Act, saying a response will be presented to Cabinet "soon".

Karl O'Callaghan moots stay-out-of-trouble contracts

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NICOLE COX 12:48pm Police would not prosecute small-time offenders if they signed a contract to stay out of trouble, under a radical plan mooted by Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan.

Brendon Grylls slams WA opposition over Pilbara 'luxury' apartments

The government has struggled to sell units in the Pelago Towers complex.

11:47am Pilbara member Brendon Grylls has blasted the West Australian opposition for attacking government investment in luxury apartments in Karratha.

Chemist staff trap alleged armed robber in Kenwick store

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LIAM DUCEY 9:44am Quick-thinking staff at a chemist in Kenwick have helped police catch an alleged armed robber after trapping him in the store on Tuesday.

Man dies after Eyre Highway rollover near Norseman


LIAM DUCEY 9:42am A man has died and two people have been injured after a rollover on the Eyre Highway..

Penfolds clinics just what the wine doctor ordered

Give your treasured Penfolds the check-up it deserves in Perth this week.

DAVID PRESTIPINO It's always a good idea to get a check up, even it's for your bottle of prized wine.

Colin Barnett quibbles with MP over 'rogue sharks'

Sharks dominated discussion in the WA Parliament.

Colin Barnett's use of the term "rogue shark" has been questioned by the Opposition but the Premier says Labor is nitpicking.

State government apartment buy burns taxpayers: ALP

Mark McGowan says taxpayers shouldn't bear the burden of the apartment purchase.

Taxpayers have been burnt by the state government after it paid $30 million upfront for dozens of luxury apartments it cannot sell, the opposition says.

Take two: Canning council sacked again, commissioners appointed

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LEANNE NICHOLSON City of Canning's four remaining councillors have been sacked by the state government and replaced by a panel of commissioners.

Floral tribute on Albany beach in memory of Anzac departure

Volunteers prepare the poppies for Albany's Anzac memorial.

ALEISHA ORR Poppies became a symbol of wartime remembrance after the bright red flowers sprung up after the boots of soldiers churned the soil in the fields of Flanders in western Europe following a bloody battle as part of World War I.

Selling the heart of the gold industry to the WA public

ALEISHA ORR It’s the campaign with a smiling woman wearing hi-vis as its face and gold at its heart but why does a mineral need marketing?

Trash or trust... What ticks your relationship box?

Older couples want to know they are still appreciated, the survey found.

LEANNE NICHOLSON Trash versus trust ... what tops a national poll of couples when it comes to having a successful relationship?

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WA breast imaging company fined $200,000

Clinical trials of palbociclib may provide new hope in the fight against breast cancer.

A breast imaging company has been fined $200,000 and its manager 50,000 for deceptively promoting a service as an alternative to mammograms.

WA man pleads guilty to toddler murder

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A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a two-year-old boy in Perth almost two years ago, in what his lawyer described as a momentary 'loss of self-control'.

Police search for thieves who killed St James family's pet dog

Jet the dog was found dead after the robbery.

LIAM DUCEY Police are searching for the thief or thieves who killed a family's pet dog after a burglary in St James.

Island Authority confirms white asbestos found on Rottnest

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LIAM DUCEY The Rottnest Island Authority has confirmed a substance found by a member of the public last week is white asbestos.


Loaded gun, drugs found after motorcycle chase in Perth suburbs


LIAM DUCEY Drugs and firearms have been seized by police after a motorcycle rider crashed while allegedly trying to escape police in East Victoria Park on Monday night.

Fremantle council forced to pay back landlords over double rates

Empty leases leads to economic woes along Fremantle's cappucino strip.

Brendan Foster The State Administrative Tribunal has told the City of Fremantle it was illegal to slug landlords double rates for leaving their properties unoccupied for lengthy periods of time.

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