Economy Forces Alaskans To Make Hard Choices Residents in remote villages in rural Alaska are struggling with extraordinarily high heating fuel and gas prices, forcing some to make the difficult choice between feeding their families and heating their homes.
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Economy Forces Alaskans To Make Hard Choices

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Economy Forces Alaskans To Make Hard Choices

Economy Forces Alaskans To Make Hard Choices

Economy Forces Alaskans To Make Hard Choices

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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.

Annie Feidt reports for APRN.