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Ask Dr. Universe: How is paper made?

We can make paper in lots of different ways. It often starts with trees. In fact, one of the first kinds of paper we know about was made in China using rags, plants and bark from mulberry trees.

AP: DEA agent accused of stealing PPE from agency warehouse

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a telecommunications specialist are accused of stealing personal protective equipment, toilet paper and other supplies from an agency warehouse in Florida amid shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Upcycled Life: Sewn paper birds

Paper birds sew up fast to hold a little treat or note to someone close by. Deliver a flock to someone in your house or a neighbor while out for a walk.

Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s why

What does toilet paper have to do with the global coronavirus pandemic? Nothing. Yet millions of people have been panicking about their household supply. Store shelves have been emptied. Amazon is often out of stock. And social media is bursting with jokes and pleas for a roll or two.

Plastic bag ban passes House

Plastic grocery bags would be banned in Washington to encourage reusable bags, and stores would be required to charge 8 cents for paper bags, under a bill that passed the House Saturday.

Clearwater Paper reports earnings loss for third quarter

The company reported earnings of $11 million, or 66 cents per share, for the quarter compared to net earnings of $34.4 million, or $2.08 per share, in the third quarter 2018, according to a company statement.

Clearwater Paper Co. reports increase in 1Q net income

The Spokane-based company said it had $3.8 million in net income – or 23 cents per share – during the period, compared with earnings of $2.6 million – or 16 cents per share – in the first quarter of 2018.

Millwood Christmas tree lighting set for Friday

The Millwood Community Association and Inland Empire Paper Co. are teaming up to host the annual Millwood Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community events Friday beginning at 6 p.m.