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  • Perth hospital delays weigh on PMH staff

    Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital are frustrated by lengthy delays moving to the new children's hospital, where lead contamination is the latest hold-up.

    December 2, 11:41 am
  • WA election 100 days away

    This week marks 100 days to the WA election on March 11 with Labor ahead in the polls but a tight contest tipped.

    December 2, 5:01 am
  • Taxpayers to pay for Western Power ads

    Ads to promote the sale of Western Power will be paid for by taxpayers and not the WA Liberal Party because it is not an election commitment, the premier says.

    December 1, 6:33 pm
  • WA election 100 days away

    This week marks 100 days to the WA election on March 11 with Labor ahead in the polls but a tight contest tipped.

    December 1, 5:50 pm
  • WA mum never wanted her baby: murder trial

    Jurors have cried in a West Australian court as a prosecutor outlined the case against a mother accused of murdering her three-month-old baby.

    December 1, 4:58 pm
  • Aboriginal employment targets for WA

    Aboriginal employment targets in the public sector will be introduced in WA from next financial year, based on regionally specific indigenous populations.

    December 1, 4:13 pm
  • Farming practices could curb heatwaves

    A WA scientist is researching if different soil and crop management strategies could minimise the effect of heatwaves, ahead of an expected scorching summer.

    December 1, 4:10 pm
  • Lead still in water at new Perth hospital

    Lead levels in tap water at the $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital remain above Australian standards and the source is yet to be found.

    December 1, 3:33 pm
  • Ship worker thought he would die: inquest

    A West Australian coroner is examining whether the death of an engineer on an iron ore carrier was preventable.

    December 1, 2:47 pm
  • Young shark habitats not protected in WA

    Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that habitats important for the survival of juvenile sharks are not adequately protected.

    December 1, 2:13 pm
  • Killer wanted to put men 'out of misery'

    A man thought he was putting two homeless men out of their misery when he murdered one and tried to kill another, a Perth court has heard.

    December 1, 12:18 pm
  • Two hospitalised after Geraldton attack

    Two people are in hospital after being found with serious injuries at their Geraldton home and a man known to them has been arrested.

    December 1, 9:41 am
  • Teen boy stabbed in Fremantle cafe area

    A 17-year-old boy is in a stable condition after being stabbed at Fremantle's "cappuccino strip".

    December 1, 9:39 am
  • Three charged over WA road rage fight

    Charges have been laid after a road rage incident involving a fight between three men, following a minor car crash.

    December 1, 9:04 am
  • Reactions to Western Power sale

    The WA government is planning a partial float of poles and wires utility Western Power and the issue is proving divisive

    November 30, 5:29 pm
  • Public float for majority of Western Power

    Western Power will remain 49 per cent owned by WA but 51 per cent will be offloaded via a public float, with $8 billion used to reduce state debt.

    November 30, 5:20 pm
  • WA man has child material jail term cut

    A Bunbury man has successfully appealed his sentence for swapping child exploitation material, which was uncovered by police in the US and Queensland.

    November 30, 5:01 pm
  • WA men lose appeal over karaoke extortion

    Four of the nine men jailed over an extortion racket involving a Perth karaoke bar have lost their individual appeal bids.

    November 30, 4:46 pm
  • WA women earning $43,000 less than men

    The gender pay gap has widened in WA, where women earn on average $43,000 a year less than men, compared to nearly $27,000 nationally.

    November 30, 4:23 pm
  • Young child, teen with meningococcal in WA

    A young child and a teenager have been diagnosed with meningococcal in WA and are both recovering in hospital, the Department of Health says.

    November 30, 4:08 pm

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