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Fairbanks, Alaska / Living Costs High #37528

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1975
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(Studio) Fairbanks, AK, one of most expensive places to live these days. High costs and overcrowding accelerate since Alaska oil pipeline began.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fairbanks, AK) Food prices so high, they approach ridiculous, but many say higher wages offset high food prices. Real problem is hsing. Many men hoping to find work on Alaska pipeline bring home with them. [Roy WRIGHT - says he and family brought 2 mos. of groceries and own place to live; motel at $40 a night completely unaffordable.] [Fairbanks mayor John CARLSON - says lower paying jobs at $4-$5 per hour aren't getting responses from job hunters because family can't live in Fairbanks on these wages unless they have own hsing.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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