31 Aug '15, 5pm

Obama announces Denali name change. Ohio Republicans freak out

Obama announces Denali name change. Ohio Republicans freak out

On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of sense. The mountain was known as Denali long before a gold prospector dubbed it McKinley after reading a newspaper headline in 1896, and it’s been officially known as “Denali” in Alaska, according to the state’s board for geographic names, for about a century. The state, and its Republican legislature, has been asking Washington to call the mountain Denali for decades. And for decades, the major obstacle to getting this done has been Ohio, McKinley’s home state.

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