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Alaska Editorial: Ready, not waiting

...maintenance before spring, according to shipyard officials. Plus, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough's airport ferry, Oral Freeman, will be in for maintenance and a new paint job.The shipyard continues to court the oil and gas industry. That industry...
Ferry Merry Christmas in Ketchikan

The new Ketchikan Gateway Borough airport ferry Oral Freeman will be decked out in Christmas lights and join in the Dec. 23 Christmas Boat Parade. Borough Assembly member George Lybrand...
Ketchikan: New airport ferry begins service

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough airport ferry Oral Freeman began regular service Feb. 1. The new vessel was the first to be built at the Ketchikan Shipyard and was launched in October...
Freeman contributed much through the Legislature as well as his outboard shop

It has been Oral Freeman Week in Alaska. The admired Ketchikan community and state leader...his death, the new Ketchikan Gateway Borough airport ferry, the Oral Freeman, was commissioned. The ferry was constructed at Ketchikan Shipyard...
Improve the economy

...stories" for stealing PFDs to fund government, despite our 83 percent "no" vote. Gov. Hammond, Hugh Malone, Oral Freeman, etc., set up the PFD so Alaskans would closely watch the Permanent Fund. That PFD law forever changed the fund's...
Ketchikan Shipyard's decade of success

...Shipyard was conceived when state Reps. Terry Gardiner and Oral Freeman and Sen. Bob Ziegler, all of Ketchikan, secured a...Ketchikan Gateway Borough's largest airport ferry, the Oral Freeman, so it has construction experience. In addition...
Alaska's ferries need some bond attention issue before the voters, pushed by legislators from Southeast, especially Ketchikan's Reps. J. Ray Roady and Oral Freeman, and by the Southeast Conference. After approval of the bonds in the November 1960 election, the state had the ferries...
It's about what's right for the people, not party

...they give you to get re-elected. I haven't seen what I would call a statesman in a very long time. Bill Egan, Oral Freeman, John Butrovitch, Bill Ray and, much to my surprise, Bruce Weyhrauch are great examples of people that try their...
Judicial council work should be commended

...out the four years remaining in the 6-year term of Oral Freeman, who had been elected to the Legislature. The first...Mike Stepovich of Fairbanks, former state legislators Oral Freeman of Ketchikan, Pete Meland of Sitka, Jack Longworth...
Some lesser known Permanent Fund Dividend history

...440 million. After the final court outcome, and a rewrite of the Dividend law to make it constitutional, Rep. Oral Freeman of Ketchikan did some quick math on the balance in the escrow account and the number of Alaskans eligible to receive...


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