Alaska’s Mount McKinley Renamed Denali
Alaska’s indigenous people called it Denali since long before the 25th president was born, and for 40 years the state has tried to revert it to the previous name — which the surrounding park already bears. Now President Obama has approved the name change for North America’s tallest peak. Momentum for the new moniker accelerated after the Ohio Congressional delegation declined to issue its perennial objection to stripping their favorite son’s name from the peak. The move comes a day before Obama lands in Anchorage, where he’ll introduce other initiatives to strengthen ties with native Alaskans.