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July 16, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Former Coast Guard commander named to new Arctic post

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday named the Coast Guard’s former top commander to a new, high-level post to help direct the nation’s Arctic strategy, signaling the polar region’s importance in national security and foreign policy matters. Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., who retired this May as the commandant of…


Comments | More in Federal government | Topics: Coast Guard, icebreakers, Rick Larsen

September 22, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Senate passes Cantwell measure to postpone scrapping of Polar Sea icebreaker

WASHINGTON — The Polar Sea may never ply the frozen waters again. But the Seattle-based 1970s-era icebreaker got a reprieve from being scrapped for parts early Saturday when the Senate voted to delay the Coast Guard from decommissioning the ship. The Polar Star, left, and the Polar Sea are the only two U.S. heavy icebreakers….


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. Senate | Topics: icebreakers, Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Coast Guard