Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hardship in rural Alaska

Listen to this report from NPR. Here's the lede:
Imagine a world in which a gallon of milk can set you back $12 and a small package of spaghetti costs $6.50.

Those prices are a daily reality for Americans living in the isolated communities of rural Alaska. Things became worse recently when the high food prices were combined with high fuel costs.

Now, some families are having to choose between buying food and heating their homes.

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