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Local doctor weighs in on weight-loss meds

The use of some drugs originally designated for Type Two Diabetes has grown in popularity for weight-loss. This creates a problem for diabetics who now have trouble getting their prescriptions filled. NWPB’s Rachel Sun has more.

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About 400 workers were laid off from the WestRock Paper Mill in Tacoma last year. Now, the company's Seattle packaging plant is slated to close in March. (Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

Another WestRock facility in Washington is closing, laying off 87

Months after a nearly century-old paper mill closed in Tacoma, the same company, WestRock, is closing a packaging plant in Seattle. About 87 employees at the Seattle plant will lose their jobs come March, when the plant closes. The company notified the Washington State Employment Security Department of the layoffs on Jan. 19.

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