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Toodyay woman defends decision to set up golliwog museum

Aleisha Orr A Toodyay local has defended her decision to open a golliwog museum, saying she does not look at the toys as being racist and that she hopes her Golly Emporium can celebrate the positive side of...

Bypass plans for Red Hill but no Toodyay dual carriageway

Liam Ducey Calls to convert Toodyay Road into a dual carriage way from Middle Swan to Gidgegannup have intensified after a spate of recent crashes.

Politician vows to use privileges to reveal Toodyay fire payouts

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Courtney Trenwith Details of secret compensation payments made to some victims of the Toodyay fire may yet be publicly revealed, with a senior politician preparing to use all political privileges to pressure the...

Acacia escapee to front Midland Magistrates Court

Liam Ducey Brett Klimczak, the man who allegedly escaped from Acacia Prison on Monday morning, will appear before Midland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Escapee on the run from Acacia Prison caught

Brett Klimczak, who escaped Acacia Prison, briefly took WA's tally of fugitive prisoners to six.

Liam Ducey A 31-year-old man who hotwired a police officer's car to escape Wooroloo Prison Camp in 2011 has again escaped prison.

Earthmoving equipment stolen from Gidgegannup property

Liam Ducey Earthmoving equipment to the value of $40,000 has been stolen from a property in Gidgegannup.

Perth-Northam paddle in 1956 a forerunner of the Avon Descent

The Sanisbyi crew on a river mission in the 1950s.

A series of articles from 1956 describes four young Northam men undertaking a 90-mile paddle to Perth, taking off at 7.45am on a Saturday morning.

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Four killed in weekend traffic carnage

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Robyn Preston Four people have been killed in separate traffic crashes in WA over the weekend.

Police appeal for witnesses after three fatal crashes on WA roads

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Liam Ducey Police are appealing for witnesses after three crashes on Sunday claimed the lives of a 72-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman in Dwellingup, Red Hill and Jerramungup.

Weiner Cutoff: best and worst of street names, readers' choice edition

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Simon White To start with, thanks very little to the reader - or 6PR listener, to be more accurate - who sent in the photo above.

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Twenty-one students injured in Gidgegannup bus crash

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Liam Ducey The publican of Gidgegannup's Noble Halls Hotel says the only way to improve Toodyay Road is to install a dual carriageway, following two crashes in two hours on the road on Wednesday night.

Morangup in shock over the deaths of Jess Seager and her sons Jayden and Cody in crash

Jayden, six, and Cody, three, died at the scene of the crash.

Aleisha Orr The small community of Morangup, 70 kilometres north-east of Perth, is mourning the loss of a young family killed in a shocking crash on Wednesday.

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Treasurer Christian Porter set to resign

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Courtney Trenwith Treasurer Christian Porter is expected to resign from state politics today in a shock announcement.

Barnett tried to keep Porter in WA

Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett said he tried to persuade Christian Porter not to leave state politics but ultimately respected his career-driven decision.

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Buswell resigns over secret sex sessions on taxpayers' tab

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Chalpat Sonti, Liam Phillips and Joseph Sapienza Troy Buswell's political lives have finally run out after Premier Colin Barnett accepted his resignation today in the wake of admitting misusing taxpayer funds in his affair with Greens MP Adele...

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