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Being a politician for a week

La Salle College student Yasmin Martino really enjoyed spending a day in Parliament House and time with Nationals MP Shane Love. SIX local school children will learn first-hand what it is like to be politicians next month, as part of ...

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Swan chief gagged on centres

CITY of Swan chief executive officer Mike Foley has admitted he was notified by the State Government on May 23 that it intended to put justice disability centres in Kiara and Lockridge . Mr Foley said he was informed the ...

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Comment on highway

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti, Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Labor candidate for Hasluck Adrian Evans at the end of Tonkin Hwy, where the Swan Valley Bypass will start. COMMUNITY members, landowners and other stakeholders have an opportunity to comment ...

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Local and proud

Echo News general manager Jocelyn Longley is proud of the newspaper’s achievements. MANY things may have changed since Echo News general manager Jocelyn Longley first joined the company as an advertising sales executive eight years ago. But she says the ...

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Business confidence

The Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce is confident business in the Shire of Kalamunda can still thrive despite the current economic challenges. DESPITE an economic slowdown forecast for the state as mining investment winds down, new businesses are still opening and ...

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Asbestos exposed

Soil containing asbestos was used for landscaping works at the Fred Jacoby Park picnic area where some particles remain. Picture: SARAH BROOKES AN investigation by Echo News has revealed soil containing asbestos was used in 2011 for landscaping works in ...

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Stepping it up

Midland Police are showing local business owners how to deal with armed robberies and how to deter criminals from targeting their businesses. THE Swan Chamber of Commerce is hosting training sessions to help businesses and their staff keep safe in ...

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Plan for aged care

With more than 20 per cent of its seniors likely to live in Ellenbrook by 2021 the City of Swan is planning to increase the number of aged care facilities. WITH few aged care facilities in Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs, ...

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Learning about voting

La Salle College’s Kaden Smith, Latisha Gibson, Electoral Affairs Minister Peter Collier, Peter Modica and Josie Ashford at the Electoral Education Centre’s 21st birthday celebration. YEAR 11 students from La Salle College’s political and legal studies class have helped the ...

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Consumer protection alert

CONSUMER Protection has issued an alert to residents, warning them not to deal with a tradesman who has taken deposits and full payments from customers, but then failed to begin or complete the work he was contracted to do. Mark ...

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