Flags at Half-Staff Around State Honoring Late Statehood Pioneer

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

Alaska flags around the state are at half-staff on Thursday in honor of statehood pioneer and economist George Rogers, who died earlier this week at the age of 93.

He’s being remembered this week for his contributions to the young state, especially his economic understanding of Alaska.

In this second of two features of his life, Rosemarie Alexander from member station KTOO reports that Rogers most tangible legacy is the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research, now located on the Anchorage campus.

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