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Gas Prices Up As July 4th Holiday Nears

SPOKANE, Wash. - Filling up the family car's gas tank is getting more expensive as the 4th of July weekend nears, but that won't stop a lot of people from hitting the road. Gasoline prices rose 1.2 cents Thursday to a national average of $2.753 per gallon, according t AAA, Wright Express and oil price Information Service. Pump prices are 2.7 cents per gallon lower than month-ago levels and 7.7 cents higher than a year ago.

Prices have jumped 4.6 cents in the past week. AAA expects gas to average between $2.70 and $2.80 per gallon for the holiday. That's about the same as the Memorial Day weekend.

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