I don’t accept everything I see on social media. This morning I saw a post on Facebook. An image of gasoline prices exceeding nine dollars per gallon. The person who posted the photo claimed they were in Sacramento, California. I made it myself internet detective and could not verify the request. The prices are higher there than at home in Idaho, but far from nine dollars!

Increase of 70 cents in less than a week

I noticed this morning that the price per liter of regular produce at Walmart in Twin Falls jumped 70 cents in less than a week. I also spotted a price in an Oasis at 4.59.9 for the regular grade. Another Facebook poster last night offered to pay Nampa the same price. Triple-A often ranks Twin Falls as the most or nearly the most expensive gas in the state.

Reports from some states are of formation of gas lines. We haven’t seen one in the United States since the 1970s. Then it was because of a shortage. Or we thought there would be no gas the next day. This morning I heard a news report that claimed people were lining up in some West Coast communities today to avoid the next price hike.

It could be a permanent condition

When will the prices go down? The better question is, is high cost now a permanent feature? According to CNN Business Office, you will be paying through the nose for a long time. You may also remember that Joe Biden wanted the prices to be very high. If you forgot his promises, Click here.

15 ways to help people in Ukraine right now

As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many are wondering how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions.

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