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Voters get in early

Federal election 2022

VOTERS have turned out in force in the lead-up to Saturday’s federal election with more than double the electors casting their votes early at the Midvale pre-polling centre this year compared to the previous election. Australian Electoral Commission statistics show ...

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Billy carts fest gets funding

SHIRE of Mundaring councillors voted to support one of the region’s most unique and popular events at last week’s council meeting, with additional funding that will pay for its hefty insurance bill. The Hills Billy Cart festival has become an ...

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Search for CEO begins

THE City of Swan has allocated $60,000 for its nation-wide search for a new chief executive. The chief executive position became vacant in April after the sudden resignation of Jeremy Edwards. Mr Edwards had only held the position for 15 ...

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Farm day set to excite

Gidge Small farm field day

FROM the hobby farmer interested in beekeeping to the suburban family looking for some fresh air, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day. The 15th annual agricultural event returns next weekend, Sunday May 29, with ...

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Charlotte’s fight to breathe

Charlotte Potts CF

LIKE most six year olds, Charlotte Potts is high energy, loves school and playing with her friends, but there’s one thing that makes her a little different. Charlotte has cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease which there is currently no ...

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Volunteer week celebrates proactive locals

Kalamunda SES

TO combat serious injuries on roof rescues, one dedicated Kalamunda volunteer designed an innovative training resource that will boost the skills of emergency service providers across the state. During National Volunteer Week, May 16 to 22, volunteers like State Emergency ...

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All in for Hasluck

Ken Wyatt

DESPITE 12 years at the helm and a proven track record of delivering for his electorate, Hasluck incumbent Ken Wyatt remains humble about retaining his hotly contested seat. Speaking to Echo News last week ahead of his fifth election, Mr ...

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