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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Vaxx info – get it right

Eve Sinton, Main Arm I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week. Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser...

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

Stories about "Firearms":

Man in court after firearms seized in Tweed Heads

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after several firearms and firearms parts were seized from a unit in Tweed Heads.

Man threatened with firearm – Chinderah

Police say a man has been charged after allegedly threatening another man with a firearm on Friday at Chinderah.

Man charged following search warrant – Cudgera Creek 

A man has been charged following a search warrant at Cudgera Creek in the state’s far north.

Man with sawn-off gun arrested in DUI pursuit

Police chasing a man driving over the speed limit near Urbenville have charged him with driving an unregistered vehicle, being over the blood alcohol limit, driving while disqualified and being in possession of a shortened firearm.

Elderly man charged over illegal guns

A 78-year-old man will appear in Ballina Local Court next month after police seized a number of firearms from a property at Tuckombil on Wednesday.

Firearms stolen at Goonellabah

Police are appealing for information after two firearms were stolen from a home in Goonellabah last week. The two guns, a Stoeger rifle and a...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.