Troy Dodds on why not everyone is cheering about the Budget being back in black.
Troy Dodds says the west offers a lifestyle those in the city and east are completely oblivious to.
The first telegram arrived some time around May 1942.
Racism in sport is unacceptable, but banning a teenage kid for life over the comment he directed at Latrell Mitchell is not the answer, writes Troy Dodds.
So it begins: the wild ride of an NRL season. Eight games a week, impossible to escape coverage. The odd bitten fingernail.
When I first read the headline “Roald Dahl books rewritten to remove offensive language” this week, my first reaction was an eye roll.
It’s 30 years this week since the Hayden Cinemas on High Street in Penrith closed for the final time.
Australia Day will be celebrated next week and you can expect the usual barrage of news stories, social media posts and divisive commentary about us daring to smile on January 26.
Friday marks the final print edition of The Western Weekender for the year, while our online news service also takes a break; the curtain coming down on our 32nd year covering news in this city.
Penrith is only going to get better.
Is there a path to victory for the Coalition in New South Wales? Troy Dodds doesn't think so.
Sport and money were always destined to collide. That’s just how things roll.
This Penrith team’s humility, pride and attachment to the community is evident to anyone who is close to it.